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Berlinale Talents

Expanding Stories: Successfully Creating Television Series

with Martha De Laurentiis, Neil Jordan

Featuring accomplished producer Martha De Laurentiis and Oscar-winning director Neil Jordan, this session will focus on the narrative advantages of creating a story for a serial format. After producing the Hannibal Lecter films, De Laurentiis worked on adapting this iconic character into the new Hannibal series. Jordan also used well-known figures as the foundation to build his character-driven historical drama The Borgias. These experts will discuss how they developed their series, casting and working with their stars, creating an alluring opening sequence, the importance of branding, and their working process with their creative teams.