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Berlinale Talents

Floating Shapes: How to Give Stories the Right Flow

The wide format of drama series offers space to create worlds and send characters and audience on the long roads to love or perdition. But the greater number of possibilities enjoyed by the creative team, the more important it becomes to define a clear structure from the very beginning. Steve Matthews, Executive Producer of Drama Development at HBO Europe, and editor Molly M. Stensgaard (Dogville, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I & II, Norskov) reveal how to find the cinematic language of a drama series, stay true to narrative frameworks and react to contingencies met along the way. Considering storytelling as a "Gesamtkunstwerk" of all arts, the experts jointly elaborate on how to create a holistic viewing experience and an unmistakably recognizable style later for the audience.

Germany 2016, 180 min