SerienCampus: Daily & Weekly Soaps as Incubators for Talent

Wed, 05.06.24 / 11:30 - 12:30
Herbrand’s / Bahnhaus
Luisa Hardenberg

Daily & Weekly Soaps as Incubators for Talent

Writing stars like Russell T. Davis quickly point out that they learnt most of their craft in writer’s rooms of soap operas. According to one survey 30% of professionals of the British drama industry – writers, directors, producers or commissioners – have learned their craft on “continuing drama”.

Giving insight into the opportunities and possibilities of writing for soaps, experts share their experience: Why do soap operas serve as a perfect launch pad for a career? What are the biggest advantages for young (and old) writers? And what are the skill sets honed there? 


Luisa Hardenberg (Autorin) (Foto Credit - Nailya Bikmurzina)