Television in Series. Economy and Quality in Fictional Series Production

In co-operation with ARD and UFA Film & TV Produktions GmbH


High viewer ratings, long running times, and above-average profits are what make series and daily soap operas so appealing to program managers. International series trends and the state-of-the-art of industrial TV production are on the agenda of this seminar of the Cologne Conference.

Host: Caren Miosga, NDR, Hamburg

10.00 hrs-10.30 hrs, Keynote
Series, Sitcom, Daily Soap. The Development of the
Serial Television in an International Context
PD Dr. Gerd Hallenberger, Director, Eurofiction/University Siegen

10.30 hrs-11.15 hrs, Interview
The ARD-Strategy in Serial Television
Dr. Stephanie Heckner, Head of Series Department, BR, Munich
Jana Brandt, Head of TV Movies/Series/Children, MDR, Leipzig
Rosemarie Wintgen, Head of ARD Department for Primetime Series, RBB, Potsdam

11.15 hrs-11.45 hrs, Coffee break

11.45 hrs-12.15 hrs, Presentation
Industrial Production. Aspects of Economic Series
Production
Rainer Wemcken, Managing Director, Grundy UFA TV Produktion, Potsdam-Babelsberg

12.15 hrs-13.00 hrs, Panel
Short, Fast and under Control. On the Economy
and Quality in Fictional Series Production
Dr. Bernhard Gleim, Head of Series, NDR, Hamburg
Hansjörg Füting, Managing Director, Neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbH, Munich-Unterföhring
Rainer Wemcken, Managing Director, Grundy UFA TV Produktion, Potsdam-Babelsberg
Jan-Richard Schuster, Head of Series, RTL Television, Cologne
Hermann Kirchmann, Head of Fiction, SAT.1, Berlin