Nordic Script 2023 - 2024
Are you looking for new angles to your own writing or to script writing in general? Are you eager to learn more from other Nordic and international professionals? Are you interested in a year-long networking with Nordic peers?
These writers’ labs will focus on films and closed-ended mini series.
WHAT WE OFFER
The three labs will be held by Nordic mentors, each coaching a smaller group through all labs. The 14 participants will attend all hands-on screenwriting workshops, under the tutorship of writers/story mentors Margrete Soug Kåset, Maria Clauss and Anton Breum. The labs are provided by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, with co-founding partners City of Helsinki, Gothenburg Film Festival and Oslo Series Days/NRK. The idea of the lab has been developed by the Fund together with co-founding partners Cia Edström, Taina Seitsara and Jan Strande Ødegårdstuen.
Nordic Script will also offer sessions and masterclasses with international guest lecturers and accreditation to partner festivals.
WHEN AND WHERE
The annual training workshops are due to unfold at the following events and locations:
1st workshop in Oslo, Norway, 25-28 September 2023.
In partnership with Oslo Series Day.
2nd workshop in Göteborg, Sweden, late January/early February 2024
In partnership with Gothenburg Film Festival.
3rd workshop in Helsinki, Finland, mid-June 2024.
In partnership with the City of Helsinki.
Masterclass in Aarhus, Denmark, 3rd November 2023.
In partnership with THIS Aarhus.
Margrete Soug Kåset is one of Norways most experienced story mentors within TV drama. Since 1998 she has been supervising development and production of TV-drama series, from 2006 - 2016 as story editor/story producer for NRK drama. Her portfolio includes series such as Norway’s highest rated seasonal series Himmelblå, the 1st Norwegian winner of International Emmy for best drama series, Mammon II, and the critically acclaimed thriller series Monster, winning European Script Awards 2017. From 2017 she was engaged as a development commissioner at the Norwegian Film Institute, and is now story coaching for the industry, managing and mentoring writers rooms - besides teaching at Westerdals Institute for Film & Media at Kristiania University College and giving courses. Margrete Soug Kåset started out in the Norwegian Film & TV industry in 1992, directing a number of titles for NRK, including documentaries, entertainment and fiction. Margrete is educated at the University of Stockholm & Volda University College.
Maria Clauss has worked in the film and TV-industry for more than 20 years. She works with many of the most prominent film production companies and TV channels, including Filmlance, Yellowbird, Nordisk Film, SVT, HBO and NETFLIX. She has recently developted the award-winning films Charter, JJ + E, Call mum! and TV-drama series Beartown 2 and Top Dog S2. She has been teaching screenwriting at Stockholm University of the Arts, Alma Education, and Biskops Arnö Folkhögskola. Her main focus is to find the emotional core of the story.
Anton Breum is a Danish TV-writer with a master’s degree in political science from Copenhagen University and Sciences Po Paris. Anton began writing television on the successful family Christmas show Cosmic Christmas (2021) and has since been a writer for the critically acclaimed dramedy No Way Back (2022) as well as the highly anticipated drama Off the Record, set to premiere in 2024. In addition, Anton has in a short span of years been hired to develop thirteen different TV-projects alongside some of the highest profile names in Danish television. Anton also works as both writer and consultant for the Danish video game industry and has taught classes at the Danish Film School and the University of Southern Denmark. In 2023, Anton was selected for the European Writers Club as consultant for the upcoming French TV-series Alpha.