24.02.2020 - Julia Penner, Ronja Salmi, Sandra Stöckmann, moderated by Meredith Burkholder
Want to sound like a teenager? LOL! Because authenticity is easily at risk when creating teenage dialogues or scripting slang, we’ve invited the creators of popular youth series to share their secrets about writing short form content. Julia Penner and Sandra Stöckmann from the authors' collective Q3 are the cowriters of the series Druck, Germany's successful adaptation of the online phenomenon Skam. They are in great company with Finnish social media storyteller Ronja Salmi, creator of Karma, the world’s first Instagram Stories series. Drawing examples from their latest creations, the writers illustrate how they grab the attention and keep the trust of young audiences.
Meredith Burkholder is the founder and CEO of Webfest Berlin, the first international short form series festival in Germany. She is co-author of, "Short, Narrative and Serialized: A Complete Guide to the Web Series Phenomenon" (2019). She is a regular speaker and moderator at TV series events around the world and consults on short form series development, production, and sales. The sixth edition of Webfest Berlin will take place on Dec 4-5, 2020.