A thorough analysis of successful shows is one of the cornerstones of the MA Serial Storytelling. In-depth Case Studies with series creators and writers provide the students with first-hand insight into the motivation behind the creative decisions that make for brilliant serial formats. In recent years, guest lecturers for these case studies included James Manos (Dexter), Annette Hess (Ku’damm 56/59/63), Kath Lingenfelter (Westworld), Frank Spotnitz (Hunted), Lisa Albert (Mad Men), Hagai Levi (The Affair), Jeppe Gjervig Gram (Borgen), Oliver Kienle (Bad Banks), and many more.
In the seminar series “Today’s and Future Series Formats” key players in the series industry – such as Jens Richter (Fremantle), Steve Matthews and Johnathan Young (HBO Europe), and Frank Jastfelder (SKY Deutschland) – share their unique insights and expertise and discuss with the Master’s students their personal vision of the series market of the future.
Here are a few insights: