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.
What happens if you gather 15 experienced screenwriters from all over Sweden in one room with the collective assignment to create the next hit comedy series? Manusfabriken wanted to answer this question during its Comedy Series Lab, arranged at Visual Arena on November 8 and 9.