Advisory Board 2024: Co-Production Pitch

This is our Advisory Board for the Co-Production Pitch 2024!

Welcome on board!

We are delighted to introduce this year's highly qualified Advisory Board for the Co-Production Pitch 2024. The team of industry experts will support us in selecting the most promising series projects, submitted to our Call for Projects. Eight production companies will be invited to present their project from 5th to 7th of June live on stage at SERIENCAMP CONFERENCE to an audience of producers, distributors, investors, and potential partners.

🎟 Tickets are available here.

For more information about the pitching program, please see here.

We proudly present our Co-Production Pitch Advisory Board with Jessica Wirdemann, Krisztina Gallo and Elly Vervloet.

Jessica Wirdemann

Executive Producer Fiction

Jessica Wirdemann has been working for BBC Studios Germany since 2014 and serves as Executive Producer responsible for international co-productions as well as local series adaptations and original productions produced at the Cologne location under the direction of Eva Holtmann, Head of Fiction.

In longstanding collaboration with BBC Studios producers and its numerous independent labels in the British market, she identifies series projects for Germany early on and develops individual financing, development, or implementation options in conjunction with broadcaster partners and platforms in the German and European markets. Currently, Jessica is working on various co-productions such as 'Famous Five' and 'Chelsea Detective' for ZDF, as well as 'Good Girls Guide To Murder' for ZDFneo.

Krisztina Gallo

Television Executive & Co-Production Expert

Krisztina is a Budapest based television executive, executive producer and on set producer with expertise in developing and producing content across multiple platforms. Formerly Director of International Television production at Sony Pictures Television International, recently she is Head of the co-production department at Viaplay Group’s Paprika Studios.  Her recent projects include the critically acclaimed 'Rysa' and 'Uklad' series ('The Crack' s1, 'The Pact' s2) based on Igor Brejdygant’s best-selling books of the same title. She is a Griffith University and a 2020 EAVE graduate with a passion for discovering new talent and bridging the television co-production borders in Central and Eastern Europe.

"Pitching events and co-producions play a pivotal role in television production, particularly in today’s ever-evolving economic landscape. Firstly, pitching events not only provide a platform for content creators to showcase their ideas to potential producers or commissioners, but they are important in fostering innovation and diversity in the industry. In an age where viewers constantly demand fresh and compelling content, pitching events act as an incubator for new concepts. Furthermore, co-productions are gaining increasing significance as they enable us to pull resources and share the financial burden of creating high-quality shows. This collaborative approach not only mitigates the risks associated with higher cost premium content production, but also encourages cross-border collaborations, diversifying content and increasing global reach."

Elly Vervloet

International Drama Expert VRT

Elly Vervloet is commissioning editor and international drama expert of VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster (Belgium). As part of VRT’s drama strategy, it is the ambition to make high quality drama with international appeal and potential. Therefore Elly takes up the responsibility to set up international co-productions and represent VRT as a strong drama partner internationally. She commissioned, amongst others, 'Beau Séjour' and 'Team Chocolate' and more recently 'Arcadia' and 'This is not a murder mystery'. Elly combines her work for VRT with being international drama expert for the EBU
(European Broadcasting Union), helping European Public Broadcasters to network, coproduce and access world class drama.

Thanks to our Advisory Board for the Co-Production Pitch 2024!