Showrunning in Europe – Directing in the Showrunner Model

Thu, 15.06.23 / 09:30 - 10:15
Cinenova / Theatre 1
Adrian Spring, Kaat Beels, Nathalie Basteyns, Lutz Heineking, Annetta Laufer

In cooperation with the European Showrunner Programme.

While more and more European series are helmed by showrunners, this work model is still new to the European series market. The European Showrunner Think Tank sets out to shed light on the advantages and challenges of showrunning in Europe from the perspectives of all parties involved. 

The upcoming panel is dedicated to the director's perspective on working with showrunners. Renowned European directors with experience in directing high-quality series projects discuss the differences between the directing position in the showrunner model and their traditional role as directors. Examples from several parts of Europe shed light on how a fruitful cooperation between director and showrunner may increase the quality of a show.

The discussion will focus both on aspects that are working well in current forms of the showrunner model – and on areas which, from the director's point of view, still call for improvement in the European context.

Hosts & Speakers

Adrian Spring

Writer; Producer

Kaat Beels
Kaat Beels

Director; Writer; Producer

Nathalie Basteyns

Director; Writer; Producer

Lutz Heineking

Director; Writer; Producer

Annetta Laufer

Director; Writer