Taken from Script to Screen newsletter.
Script to Screen
and WIFT NZ
are proud to present a discussion with prolific Danish producer and broadcaster Piv Bernth (The Killing
/ Danish Broadcasting Corporation
With a background in directing for theatre and screen, Bernth moved to producing in 1998 at Denmark's broadcaster DR
. Here she produced Emmy
-winning Nikolaj and Julie
and internationally lauded The Killing
, as well as executive producing The Bridge
. In 2012 she moved into broadcasting as DR's Head of Drama, green-lighting titles including Borgen
and The Legacy
Join us to hear Piv Bernth talk to NZ producer and distributor Jill Macnab (Born to Dance
/ Vendetta Films
) about her approach to developing drama. As they pick apart the Danish model, learn how a small nation continues to produce compelling TV drama that finds a global audience. What can we learn from a model that champions writer and story, and is dedicated to giving audiences challenging work?
Tuesday 27th October, 6:30pm drinks, 7-8pm discussion. $10 koha suggested. Includes a glass of wine before the talk and a slice of pizza afterwards.
DVDs of some of Bernth's titles such as Borgen
, The Killing
and The Bridge
, as well as other lauded TV drama such as Force Majeure
and The Returned
, will be available for purchase at reasonable prices courtesy of distributor Madman Entertainment
. Eftpos available.
Jill Macnab has an impressive and varied career in producing, distribution and marketing. After a stint in theatre management at Edinburgh Fringe
, Macnab headed the sales and marketing department at Vendetta Films
before aiding their international acquisitions launch. Most recently she has produced her debut feature film, Born to Dance
(2015) directed by Tammy Davis.
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