PRO Session: Upcoming Spanish series and the Icelandic case
Sessió PRO

PRO Session: Upcoming Spanish series and the Icelandic case

This year’s PRO Session will be held the first day of Serielizados Fest, thursday the 27th in the morning, and it will focus on new Icelandic and Spanish productions.

Production companies, platforms and networks from all over Spain will present their upcoming productions and map out the releases that will soon premiere in our screens. We will have the presence of Diagonal TV, IB3, Playz (TVE), Mediapro-Globomedia, TNT, TV3 and El Terrat.

Three remarkable figures will be representing this edition’s guest country, telling their most recent experiences firsthand. Sigurjón Kjartansson, head of development of RVK Studios, will present Trapped, probably the most ambitious Icelandic series ever, as a study case, and will also unveil how the production of its season two worked. Gísli Örn Garðarsson, cocreator and director of Blackport, winner at the last Berlinale CoPro Series pitching, will explain the coproduction of this corruption and oligarchy plot surrounding the fishing industry in the 80’s Iceland. Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, screenwriter and actress, will show us her point of view in the creation of nordic dramas such as Valhalla Murders and Fangar (Prisoners).

To finish the session, Iván Escobar, screenwriter and producer, will talk about the interesting evolution in terms of production and distribution of his series Vis a Vis.

Here’s the schedule of the PRO Session:

  • 09.30h – Accreditation.
  • 09.50h – Welcome by SERIELIZADOS and SGAE Catalunya.
  • 10h – 11.30h. Upcoming Spanish and Catalan series, with the collaboration of Fundació SGAE.
    • Diagonal TV
      • “Matadero”, presented by Jordi Frades (director).
      • “Si no t’hagués conegut”, presented by Sergi Belbel (screenwriter) and Kiko Claverol (director).
    • El Terrat + TV3
      • POLiAMOR, presented by Enric Cambray (El Terrat) and Jordi Pi (Digital Media Executive Producer from TV3).
    • Playz
      • ‘Mambo/Criminalística’, ‘Boca Norte’ and ‘Wake Up’, presented by Agustín Alonso (Transmedia Dept. and Digital Contents – RTVE).
    • TNT
      • “Vota Juan”, presented by Diego San José (screenwriter).
    • iB3
      • “La paca” and “Amor de cans”, presented by Joan Carles Martorell (IB3 TV Director) and Andreu Manresa (General Director of EPRTVIB, Ens Públic de Radiotelevisió de les Illes Balears).
    • Mediapro/Globomedia
      • “La víctima número 8”, presented by Marc Cistaré.
  • 11.30- 12h. Coffee break. 
  • 12h – 12.20h. Introduction by Àlex Navarro about TV Programming funding by Europa Creativa MEDIA.
  • 12.20h – 13.30h. Icelandic study case, with the support of Europa Creativa Desk – MEDIA Catalunya.
    • 40min – “Case study: the success of Trapped” by Sigurjón Kjartansson.
    • 15min – “Upcoming icelandic TV Fiction: Black Port, a coproduction in the works.”- Gísli Orn Gardarsson.
    • 15min – “Upcoming icelandic TV Fiction: a female voice in the nordic drama. Valhalla Murders and Fangar (Prisoners)” –  Nína Dogg Filipusdóttir.
  • 13.30h – 14h. La expansión internacional y el salto a la televisión de pago. El caso de Vis a Vis con Iván Escobar.

Session in Spanish and English without simultaneous translation.

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