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Boosting Impact
From facts to fiction

Boosting and accelerating stories for scripted TV series based on true events. Stories with impact.
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Facilitated by
Le Groupe Ouest

Our initiative, Boosting Impact, is designed together with Le Groupe Ouest, who will be the facilitator for both camps.
LGO

In collaboration with
La Cité Européenne des Scénaristes

 

CES

6 TV series projects from 6 different countries will be selected and will follow a common and collective process especially designed for Boosting Impact.

 

We have built a framework providing a creative environment maximizing the quality of exchanges between writers, producers and broadcasters in the perspective of generating the most consistent path for your TV series. In addition, the researchers (scientists, journalists etc.), who provided the original source material for your story, will be part of the initial process.

 

Through a sharing space based on trust, the teams will contribute to each other’s projects.

The camps are primarily focused on practice. Your team will explore your project's original material from different angles and perspectives. The potential of your project will be broadened and strengthened through varied creative methods, based on knowledge from cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and pre-writing tools.

 

Thus, the camps will be your forum for testing and further exploring your ideas, storylines, arenas and characters in a collective creative atmosphere, conducted by the “sparing partners” (tutors) working closely with le Groupe Ouest.

Our Goal

We ensure a highly collaborative, creative safe space with the goal of boosting each story's international TV series potential.

The goal is for your TV series concept to become a strong European series ready for commission. (IP to be shared in good faith).

Program

  • 6x teams of established writers, journalists/documentarists/scientists, producers and broadcasters.

  • 6x documented and investigative stories, in development, for scripted TV series.

  • 2x one-week camps.

  • 2x months in-between the camps where you are expected to further develop your project with deliveries prior to the 2nd camp.

  • 1x concluding two-day pitch conference where broadcasters and other industry decision makers will be invited.

Camp no. 1

08 - 12 April
Hamburg / Germany
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Camp no. 2

10 - 14 June
Galicia / Spain
Copy of Agadic-Xunta de Galicia

Camp no. 3

25 - 27 September
Copenhagen  / Denmark
DDFS

Meet the projects and the teams

We are proud to introduce you to the 6 selected teams and projects for Boosting Impact: from Facts to Fiction.

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Jesper Fink

Denmark

DEADLINE
by Jesper Fink

DEADLINE unfolds in the world of football. It is not the ball that drives the plot, but the money and the kingpins' willingness to cross boundaries to enrich themselves, by “legal” human trafficking of under aged African football players to the EU. It is a thriller about organized crime in sports with a young female sports journalist as the investigating hero - and it takes place during the real Euro2020 in Copenhagen.

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Michael Noer

Content provider

Director and creator

Denmark

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Sille Sterll

Producer at Nordisk Film 

 

 

Denmark

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Mehdi Ouahab

France

WHITE GOLD
by Mehdi Ouahab

WHITE GOLD is an international thriller series set against the backdrop of glass-eel trafficking. From the coasts of France to the markets of Asia, glass-eel trafficking is an unknown but lucrative criminal business that illustrates the gap between the short-termism of our consumer societies and the urgency of the environmental crisis.
 

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Nicolas Legendre

Content provider

Journalist, writer and photographer

France

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Jean-François Le Corre

Producer at Vivement Lundi ! 

 

 

France

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Sophie Linnenbaum

Germany

THE CLOUD
by Sophie Linnenbaum

A father trying to upload his daughter’s pain, a couple deleting their memories to forget about their grief and a young man hosting other people’s emotions: In the very near future, the Emopod, a small device developed and distributed by the global tech giant Emofair, enables you to upload, store or even outsource your feelings, physical sensations or memories. With the human brain completely decoded, emotional healing is now as easy as fixing broken bones. But is this new technology the Holy Grail it promises to be – or a fatal turn away from everything that makes us human?
 

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Michele Farisco

Content provider

Researcher

Italy

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Britta Strampe

Producer at Bandenfilm

 

 

Germany

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Jochen Laube

Producer at Sommerhaus Serien

 

 

Germany

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Anna Bache-Wiig

Norway

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Siv Rajendram Eliassen

Norway

STRICLY CONFIDENTIAL
by Anna Bache-Wiig & Siv Rajendram Eliassen

In 2011, as the international community prepares to bomb Libya’s dictator out of power, a secret  team from Norway races against time to mediate between rebels and the regime, in a true tale of courage and clandestine diplomacy.

Only Anna Bache-Wiig will be present for Camp 1 and 2.

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Henrik Thune

Content provider

Acadmic, writer, politician and diplomat

Norway

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Rebecca Mathisen

Producer at Paradox Film

 

 

Norway

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Rodrigo Martín Antoranz

Spain

THE LAST FLIGHT OF THE CONDOR
by Rodrigo Martín Antoranz
On a vacation trip to London in 1998, Augusto Pinochet was arrested and accused by a Spanish judge of crimes against Humanity. Valentina, a victim of the dictator’s regime, infiltrates his inner circle for the 503 days that the trial for extradition to Spain lasts to achieve her revenge.
 
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Mario Amorós

Content provider

journalist, writer and researcher

Spain

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Alberto Rull

Producer at Vertice360

 

Spain

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Christian Wehrlin

Switzerland

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ascal Glatz

Switzerland

GOLD
by Christian Wehrlin and Pascal Glatz
GOLD reveals one of the best-kept secrets: neutral Switzerland is a central hub of the illegal international gold trade. Two thirds of the global gold is secretly refined in the heart of Europe and then sold on the world market with the label of clean “Swiss Gold”. GOLD follows the bloody path of the dangerous trade, telling the true stories of the miners and smugglers, refiners and traders, right up to the big profiteers at the end of the line.

Only Christian Wehrlin will be present for Camp 1 and 2.
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Muriel Côte

Content provider

Researcher and senior lecturer

France

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Stefan Eichenberger

Producer at Contrast Film

 

Switzerland

Meet the selected Emerging Writers

Six emerging writers from all over Europe have been selected to join, shadow and collaborate with the established teams and their projects. This is the result of a collaboration between EWC and La Cité Européenne des Scénaristes (CES).

Meet our broadcasters

Alongside Boosting Impact, 10 broadcasters will be participating in Boosting Broadcasters.

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Tereza Polachová
International Fiction
Head of co-production

Ceska Televize, Czech Republic

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Morad Koufane

Head of International Scripted Series

France Télévisions, France

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Margrét Jónasdóttir

Deputy Head of TV

Rúv, Iceland

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Malin Nevander

Head of Development

SVT, Sweden

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Pernille Bech Christensen

Senior Executive Producer in
the Fiction Department

TV2, Denmark

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Dr. Simone Emmelius

SVP International Fiction
Co-production and Acquisition

ZDF, Germany

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Marianne Furevold-Boland

Head of Drama

NRK, Norway

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Bettina Alber

Head of Series

Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen SRF, Switzerland

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Jennifer Green
Executive Producer

TV2, Denmark

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Frank Seyberth

International Fiction
Head of co-production

ZDF, Germany

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Ales Ree

Executive Producer

NRK, Norway

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Toomas Luhats
Head of Drama

ERR, Estonia

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Steven van Roosmalen

Commissioning Editor Scripted

Videoland, Holland

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Anna Croneman

Head of Drama

SVT, Sweden

Our sales

For the first time in an EWC Boosting Session, the participants will get to directly collaborate with Sales Agents.

Meet our facilitators

These are the people behind the innovative tailor-made Boosting Impact methodology.

Our special advisory group & selection committee

EWC has surrounded itself with the best advisors within the world of investigative journalism to develop its Boosting Impact session. These eight advisors are our jury members for the selection of the Boosting Impact projects.

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