During Audiovisual Days, Manusfabriken and Centrum för Dramatik Syd held a roundtable and panel discussion on how to creat a perfect writers' room - and how multiple writers can create a TV series together. The special guest was screenwriter and editor Jesper Harrie, who worked on Solsidan, Bonusfamiljen and most recently Fartblinda, among other things.
The initiative for female screenwriters was launched at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019 by the Swedish Film Institute with the aim of increasing the share of big budget films with screenplays written by women. Manusfabriken's Petra Revenue is one of the thirteen screenwriters who was chosen.
Now it is time for this year's edition of Audiovisual Days. The two days will be packed with knowledge, inspiration and networks for everyone working with film, tv and VR.
Mattias Noschis, founder of Berlin-based Alphapanda, will hold the "strategic marketing of film" session on Thursday afternoon - an exclusive learning session on marketing films from a producer's perspective, both in fiction and documentary film projects.
Yrgo has started a new training programme for scriptwriters this autumn with a focus on professional writing primarily for feature films and drama series, as well as for VR, games and new audio visual media.
"The Machinery" is a new thriller series that will premiere on Viaplay in 2020. The eight-part TV series has now finished shooting in Sandefjord in Norway. The script was created by Kjersti Ugelstad and Niclas Ekström from Manusfabriken.
Nicolas Kolovos, one of the Manusfabriken residents, has just completed the post-editing of his short film 'Index' which was shot in Greece this past autumn. The film is a miniature refugee drama and consists of a single take.
At the start of last November, Manusfabriken arranged Comedy Series Lab. Screenwriters from throughout Sweden participated in the two-day workshop to develop ideas for Sweden's upcoming TV comedy and create new constellations of writers. The result was five exciting series concepts, which are now in various stages of development.
The application process for the spring residencies are now completed and two writers have been chosen to join the team of writers at Manusfabriken. Annika Ivarsson and Mikael Bundsen were chosen for the residencies at Manusfabriken this spring.