Sunday, June 10, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

kurzweilamt im taT, Berliner Platz 1, 35390 Giessen & Stadttheater Giessen, Berliner Platz, 35390 Giessen

Moderation: Sandra Bertalanffy, Astrid Matron

The Business Day, that is held within the frame of the Seriale, offers a business platform for the web series industry. Well-known international guests will present exclusive insights in the mechanisms of the global web series market and talk about the latest developments and trends. The various possibilities for distribution and production will be discussed in panels. Brand-new project ideas will be presented and the whole day invites to network.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

kurzweilamt im taT (taT-Studiobühne), Berliner Platz 1, 35390 Giessen

10:00 – 10:30 am


3 Business Talks: The Global Digital Series Market 2018

Moderation: Sandra Bertalanffy

10:30 – 11:00 am | Presentation

The Argentinian Digital Series Market

Speaker: Pedro Levati | Macaco Films | Argentina

Pedro Levati from Macaco Films speaks about the digital series market in Argentina and South America. He will also present the platform Personal Play. Personal Play Web Series is a new OTT dedicated exclusively to short form content. It was created as an answer to the world phenomenon of web series and short length productions and in reaction to a lack of presentation options in Argentina and Latin America.

11:00 – 11:30 am | Presentation

The European Digital Series Market

Speakers: Rose of Dolls, Oliver Mend | Bilbao Seriesland | Spain

Rose of Dolls and Oliver Mend are the founders of the world’s very first official market specifically dedicated to short form digital series. They will give a very up-to-date overview of the european short form digital series landscape, the fast growing market, and the latest industry trends, as well as explain the best options for distribution and international co-production. They will also give some insight in success stories and means of participation at Bilbao Seriesland.

11:30 – 12:00 am | Presentation

The South Korean & Asian Digital Series Market

Speaker: Young Man Kang | Seoul Webfest | South Korea

Young Man Kang, awarded filmmaker, founder, and executive director of the Seoul Webfest, speaks about the newest developments in the South Korean and Asian digital series/web drama market. He will also present a brand-new VOD platform for digital series and web dramas for users in South Korea and other countries in Asia.

12:00 – 1:00 pm | Panel Discussion

Worldwide Distribution

Moderation: Sandra Bertalanffy

Guests: Meredith Burkholder (Webfest Berlin, Germany), Young Man Kang (Seoul Webfest, South Korea), Pedro Levati (Macaco Films, Argentina), George Reese (Seeka TV, USA), Michael Söth (Söth Filmproduktion, Germany)

Experienced producers, distributors, festival directors, and VOD-platform owners from all over the world speak about the web series market. They give insights in how to produce a series in order to compete in the international market.

1:00 – 2:00 pm | Lunch Break

Catering is available

2:00 – 6:00 pm

Stadttheater Giessen, Berliner Platz, 35390 Giessen

2:00 – 3:00 pm | Pitch Contest

Short Form Digital Series Pitch Contest

Moderation: Anne Santa Maria

Brand-new concepts for digital series and pilots from the Seriale Official Selection 2018 are presented shortly and precisely in a pitch contest – with perspectives on a possibly following series season.

3:00 – 5:00 pm | Matchmaking


All registered visitors of the Business Day will get the opportunity to talk to the guests and industry professionals. Each round will be 10 minutes long. Please send us a short profile and your networking interests, so we can find matching dialogue partners for you.


5:00 – 6:00 pm | Panel Discussion

World Wide Co-Production

Moderation: Astrid Matron

Guests: Luke Eve (More Sauce, Australia), Suzette Laqua (Vancouver Web Fest, Canada), Kate Madison (Mythica Entertainment, UK), Bryan Thompson (Miami Web Fest, USA), Manuel Weiss (Weiss Entertainment, Germany), Stefan Zimmermann (Tag & Nacht Media, Germany)

Experienced producers talk about their production work, about the various possibilities to finance a digital series, about a well-conceived production, and the successful way to the market. A major focus lies also on international co-production possibilities and consequential new opportunities for digital series.

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