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Shadowplay and Little Coincidences in focus at CL

A further two high profile dramas have been added to the line-up of case studies at the International Drama Summit; Shadowplay from The Bridge co-creator Mans Marlind and Little Coincidences, one of the first commissions from Atresmedia Studios by actor/writer Javier Veiga.

We hear from the creators, producers, broadcasters and financiers behind the shows and find out how they were created, developed and packaged.

From co-creator of The Bridge, Mans Marlind brings Shadowplay to Content London. A character-driven thriller set in Berlin, centres on the story of Max McLaughlin, an American cop who arrives in the city in the summer of 1946 to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war. Max’s goal is to take down Englemacher Gladow, the Capone of post-war Berlin. At the same time, Max undertakes a secret crusade to find his missing brother, who is killing ex-Nazis in hiding.  
Tandem Productions and Bron Studios will produce the eight-part series. It will be coproduced by ZDF (Germany).
Actor and writer Javier Veiga takes us inside his latest creation Little Coincidences (Pequeñas Coincidencias). Described as an edgy romantic comedy, Little Coincidences follows the relationship between a woman in her late 30s who is reluctant to settle down with a partner and a 40-year-old bachelor who enjoys his hedonistic life as a food critic. Suddenly a little 8-year-old girl starts appearing in his life as a manifestation of his unconscious, revealing his repressed feelings of becoming a parent.  

Little Coincidences (Pequeñas Coincidencias) marks one of the first commissions for Atresmedia Studios, which has been on the look-out for international projects and partnerships since launching in January. A coproduction with MedioLimón and Onza Entertainment, the series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video internationally before airing on Atresmedia Televisión in Spain.

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Mans Marlind, creator and writer
Well-known in both the feature film and TV series circuit for both writing and directing, Måns’ credits include the award-winning series Midnight Sun, which has sold to more than 120 territories worldwide, and critically acclaimed series Bron (The Bridge), which has been shown in 161 countries and remade twice in the UK and USA. Together with Björn Stein, he has also co-directed shorts and feature length films, including Swedish feature Storm, the Hollywood feature Shelter, starring Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, and the successful Hollywood blockbuster Underworld: Awakening, with box office receipts of over $160 million. The duo is also behind the critically acclaimed Känn Ingen Sorg (Shed No Tears) for which they received two Guldbagge awards in 2013. Their Swedish feature Swoon, which Måns wrote, co-directed and co-produced opened in Sweden on Sept. 1, 2018. The gritty, dramatic thriller series Shadowplay, created and written by Måns, who will also co-direct with Björn Stein, is Måns’ latest creation and will be produced by Tandem Productions and Bron Studios.

Rola Bauer, managing director, StudioCanal TV
Rola responsibilities as managing director, StudioCanal TV include leading the television activities for the studio’s production and partnership companies’ scripted formats and co-productions in the U.S. market, as well as exploring synergies with Universal Music Group which is also part of Vivendi.
A Golden Globe and two-time Emmy nominated producer, Bauer is responsible for strategic alliances with writing/show-running talent in the U.S. for the studio’s television division; overseeing the company’s extensive line-up of European co-productions and all third party acquisitions. StudioCanal offers a full studio service including international co-production strategy, business affairs, finance and worldwide sales to support its growing roster of production companies across the global market.

David Davoli, senior vice president, Bron Studios
Operating out of the company’s New York office Davoli co-heads business affairs and heads the international television group. Since joining Bron, David has closed countless deals with respect to Bron’s active feature film and television slate and he has sourced and structured several international TV co-productions. Before joining Bron, David was in private practice for 13 years as an entertainment attorney where he worked as production, finance or distribution counsel on over 50 independent film, television and new media programs, and spent a decade developing a keen knowledge of the international marketplace. David is also a classically trained draftsman of the human figure and recently had his first show in NYC.

Dr Simone Emmelius, SVP feature films, ZDF
Simone is responsible for co-production and acquisition of international fiction programs for the ZDF company with its entities ZDF main channel, ZDFneo (entertainment channel for a younger target audience 25-50 years), 3sat (cultural channel, target audience German speaking territories), arte (cultural channel, target audience Germany and France), and funk (nonlinear program offer, target audience 14-29 years). Untill May, 2018, she was SVP ZDFneo, responsible for one of the top 10 channels in Germany, basically focussed on drama, crime, and comedy series, feature films and on entertainment programs (e.g. “neoMagazin Royale” / Jan Böhmermann). From 1987 to 2009, Simone Emmelius was in charge in various functions for the strategic development of the upcoming digital market activities of ZDF, setting up digital channels and initial interactive programs. After her studies of literature, economy and film in Mainz and Konstanz (degrees: M.A. and Dr. phil.) accompanied by several freelance contracts for ZDF, SWR, Südkurier and FAZ, she started her career in ZDF as a trainee, and later on as an editor in the Social Affairs Department.

Fredrik Ljungberg, program director Viaplay & Viasat nordic
Bio to follow

Little Coincidences:

Javier Veiga, director and main actor
Javier is a professional hard to pin point: actor, writer, director, playwright, producer, host, and comedian. He alternates his jobs between television, movies and theater.
He began his career as an actor, reaching popularity by appearing in TV shows, such as “The Comedy Club”, “Moncloa, how may I help you?” “7 Lives”, “School of Seduction”, “The year of the flea”, “Black Tuno”… At the same time, he maintained a successful career in theater; having done over 20 plays.
It’s in the theater where he began to run the show. Releasing a dozen of plays that he wrote, produced, and directed. He began his career as a film director with shortfilms “Save Me” and “What are the hyenas laughing at?” Because of these two short films he received more than 150 awards around the world. They represent two of the most awarded short films in the filmmaking history of Spain.
“GymTony” was the first TV show in which he was the showrunner. It was a daily sitcom broadcasted on the prime time of CUATRO. The show lasted five seasons, and in that time they recorded and broadcasted over 10.000 minutes.
“Little Coincidences” is his most personal project to date. It’s a TV show handmade for him, even the leading role has his name (and his second last name). Aside from that, he assures us that any resemblance to reality is just a… little coincidence.

Gonzalo Sagardia, CEO, Onza Entertainment
Gonzalo is co-founder of Onza group and CEO of Onza Entertainment, the production and distribution arm of the group. His career in the industry began over 15 years ago following his great passion for TV. He started focusing on international distribution and after he specialized in production. He has been one of the executive producers of successful shows like “Pequeñas Coincidencias”,“El Ministerio del Tiempo”, “Control de Fronteras”, “Fuera de Cobertura”or “Amazonas Clandestino”,among others. Gonzalo holds a Media MBA and a Ph.D in Media Management.

Nacho Manubens, chief content officer at Atresmedia Studios
Nacho started his career as script analyst in Mediaset in 2000. After moving to Los Angeles, California to study screenwriting and production at UCLA Extension, he worked as director of development, production and acquisitions at Arenas Entertainment. He later founded the production company U Rock Films where he was CEO for 5 years. In 2011 he joined Atresmedia where he served as SVP original drama until January 2018. He is now chief content officer at Atresmedia Studios.

Ricardo Carbonero, head of prime video content acquisition Spain, Amazon
Ricardo leads our local acquisition efforts and collaborates with top Spanish broadcasters (RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset Spain), producers and studios to deliver the best of local and international TV shows (scripted and unscripted) and movies to Prime Video customers in Spain. Prior to this role, Ricardo was responsible for content acquisition for the Amazon Appstore in Spain and Italy,and held several EU marketing and business development positions related to content at Orange. Ricardo holds an Executive MBA at London Business school and a Master of Science in Engineering at University of Valladolid.

They join other confirmed speakers:

Erik Barmack
Vice president, international originals
Georgia Brown
Director european originals
Amazon Studios
Jon Wax
Head of drama series & movies
YouTube Originals
Mo Abudu
EbonyLife Media
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
Natalie Dormer
Larry Tanz
Vice president, global television
Elizabeth Kilgarriff
Senior commissioning editor
BBC Drama
Kristin Jones
EVP of international programming
AMC and Sundance TV
Lorenzo De Maio
Endeavor Content
Ted Miller
Yolisa Phahle
CEO, General Entertainment
Fredrik Ljungberg
Program director Viaplay & Viasat nordic
Michael Wright
Sofia Helin
Executive producer
Marty Adelstein
Tomorrow Studios
Simon Cornwell
The Ink Factory
Nicola Shindler
Chief executive
RED Production Company
Yule Caise
Writer, director and producer
Superna Kalle
Executive vice president, international digital networks
Christian Rank
Head of drama
DR – Danish Broadcasting Cooperation
Aron Levitz
Head of
Wattpad Studios
Katie O’Connell Marsh
Platform One Media
Antony Root
EVP original programming and production
HBO Europe
Bryan Elsley
Managing director & writer
Balloon Entertainment
Paul Abbott
Abbott Vision
Kelly Edwards
SVP talent development
Nick Hornby
State of the Union
Stephen Frears
State of the Union
Matt Creasey
Executive VP, distribution
Endemol Shine International
Hadas Mozes Lichtenstein
Founder and head of international
ADD Content
David Davoli
Senior vice president
Bron Studios
Ismael Calleja
Head of production and business affairs
Hanne Palmquist
Commissioning editor and VP, original programming
HBO Nordic
Miguel Salvat
Commissioning editor of original programming
HBO España
Sydney Gallonde
CEO and executive producer
Make It Happen Studio
Dan Cohen
President, worldwide television licensing
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Marjan Alčevski
Ana Balentovic
Development executive
HBO Adria
Steve Matthews
VP and executive producer, drama development
HBO Europe
Jeremy Gold
Blumhouse Television
Marci Wiseman
Blumhouse Television
Moderator Walter Iuzzolino
Co-founder and curator
Walter Presents
Steve Stark
President, television production & development
Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios
Lars Blomgren
Executive producer and head of scripted EMEA
Endemol Shine Group
Emmanuelle Guilbart
Joint-CEO and founder
About Premium Content
Jörg Winger
Executive producer
Izabela Łopuch
Head of original production
HBO Poland
Sarah Doole
Director of global drama
Karen Hall
Writer, producer
New Voyage Productions
Sebastian Thiel
Director, writer, producer
Steve November
Creative director, UK television
Hilary Bevan Jones
Founder, producer
Endor Productions
James Richardson
Vertigo Films
Faye Ward
Creative director
Fable Pictures
Julian Dexter
Head of commercial affairs
Sky original content
Moritz Polter
Executive producer international television series
Bavaria Fiction
Karni Ziv
Head of drama and comedy
Pete Thornton
Head of scripted
Will Harrison
Managing director
Ingenious Media
Richard Scott
CEO, co-founder
Axis Studios
Peter Emerson
Cineflix Media
Sarah Phelps
Writer and EP
The ABC Murders
Damien Timmer
Executive producer
Mammoth Screen
James Prichard
Agatha Christie Ltd
David Farr
Sarah Adina-Smith
Andrew Woodhead
MD, Working Title Television
Executive producer, Hanna
Tom Coan
Executive producer
Kathy Ciric
Louise Hussey 
Executive producer
Industrial Light and Magic
Alexandra Rapaport
Executive producer
Nicola Söderlund
Managing partner
Eccho Rights
Birgitta Wännström
Tony Ayres
Tony Ayres Productions
Jude Troy
Wooden Horse Pty Ltd
Sebastian Burkhardt
Managing director, global content
Keshet International
Dr Simone Emmelius
Senior vice president
ZDF Feature Films
Nacho Manubens
Head of contents
Atresmedia Studios
Rola Bauer
Managing director
StudioCanal TV
Gonzalo Sagardía
Onza Entertainment
Ricardo Carbonero
Head of content acquisition
Amazon Prime Video Spain
Nick Betts
Director scripted production
BBC Studios
Marike Muselaers
Vidar Magnussen
Malin-Sarah Gozin
Tabula Rasa
Arvand Khosravi
Senior associate
Endeavor Content
Alexi Hawley
Creator, Showrunner
The Rookie
Adi Hasak
Alon Aranya
Writer, producer
Paper Plane Productions
Anders Tangen
CEO, producer
Bea Hegedus
VP global content, scripted
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Brian Minchin
Executive producer
Hartswood West
Bruno Heller
Claire Mundell
Founder and creative director
Synchronicity Films
Dan May
Painting Practice
Hakan Kousetta
COO television
See-Saw Films
Indra Siera
Professor T
Jaimie D’Cruz
Creative director
Acme Films
Jamie Laurenson
Head of television
See-Saw Films
John Giwa-Amu
Red and Black Films
Justin Thomson
Executive producer
DoveTale Media
Måns Mårlind
Creator, writer, director
Peter Bowker
World on Fire
Ricus Jansegers
TV programming director
Susan Hogg
Head of drama
Studio Lambert
Marc Zicree
Josh Varney
Jane Moore
Vertigo Films
Fabian Haslob
Players Agency
Cécile Gérardin
Head of drama
Canal+ International
Rory Aitkin
Tom Bidwell
Watership Down
Eleonora Andreatta
Rai Fiction
Angus Gibson
Co-producer, co-creator
Teboho Mahlatsi
Co-producer, co-creator
Caroline Torrance
Head of scripted
Banijay Rights
Moritz von Kruedener
Managing director
Beta Film
James Carroll
Broadcast and brand licensing agent
Northbank Talent Management
Klaus Zimmerman
General manager
Dynamic Television
Helen Ziegler
Executive producer
Mammoth Screen
Hannah Griffiths
Head of literary acquisitions
Adam Cunningham
Chief digital officer
Allied Global Marketing
Anja Lundqvist
Executive producer, co-creator and actor
Eva Röse
Julia Dufvenius
Executive producer, co-creator and actor
Jean Luc Herbulot
Director, Showrunner
Sakho and Mangane
Alexandre Rideau
Sakho and Mangane
Sonia Purnell
Peter Micelli
Chief strategy officer, film & television
Paul Youngbluth
Joint managing director
TAPE Consultancy Ltd
Avril Blondelot
Head of content insight
Eurodata TV Worldwide
Silje Hopland Eik
Dan Erlij
United Talent Agency
Michelle Martin
Head of television
Justus Riesenkampff
Sales & acquisitions nordics & benelux
Beta Film
Kevin Comer
Alex Moody
Commissioning editor, comedy
Olivia Wingate
Mo Studios
Prentiss Fraser
EVP and MD content distribution
Fox Networks Group
Courtney Williams
European regional director
Parrot Analytics
Noam Murro
Watership Down
Alice Burden
On Solstice Hill
Samuel Garza Bernstein
The Secret World of Danny Rizik
Carolyn Kras
The Second City
Phil Mulryne
Jan Smith
David Engels
Belgian ancient historian
Peter Harness
Jess Brittain
Jesse Cleverly
Creative director
Wildseed Studios
Mika Watkins

Creator, writer, EP
Philipp Steffens
Head of fiction
Simon Mirren
Executive producer & screenwriter
Nathalie Biancolli
SVP director of international fiction
France Télévisions
Boudewijn Rosenmuller
Creative Producer
NL Film & TV BV
Kaja Wolffers
NL Film & TV BV
Roope Lehtinen
Executive Producer
Fire Monkey
Mia Ylönen
Head Writer
Fire Monkey
Helen Perquy
Executive producer
Emmanuelle Bouilhaguet
Managing Director
Lagardère Studios Distribution
Laura Immonen
Mette Heeno
Creator and scriptwriter
Happy Ending Film
Mie Andreasen
Michael Nakan
Founding partner
Clipper Media Capital
John David Coles
Talking Wall Pictures
Thierry Cassuto
Founder & executive producer
Both Worlds
Andy Harries
Left Bank Pictures
Alex Fraser
SVP of acquisition
Red Arrow Studios International
Sened Dhab
Head of digital drama
Nebojša Taraba
Producer and partner
Drugi Plan
Atar Dekel
VP Global Content
Keshet International
Cristina Pons
Script coordinator
Little Coincidences
Elly Vervloet
International drama executive
Cristina Pons
Little Coincidences
Moderator Stephen Armstrong
Freelance journalist
Moderator Adrian Wootton
Chief executive
Film London
Moderator Jimmy Akingbola
Actor and co-founder
Triforce Creative Network
Moderator David Quli
Partner and co-head
Wiggin's Film & TV group
Moderator Michael Pickard
Drama Quarterly
Moderator Carrie Stein
EVP, global scripted series
Kew Media
Moderator Jeremy Gawade
Lee and Thompson
Moderator Melanie Stokes
Managing director
Kindle Entertainment
Moderator Anna Allgrove
Creative PR and marketing consultant
Pole Star PR
Moderator Tendeka Matatu
CEO and producer
Ten 10 Films
Moderator Richard Kilgarriff
Editorial director and founder
Moderator Amy Annette
Comedian and producer
Moderator Holly Hines
SVP of content
Dynamic Television
Moderator Ben Keen
Analyst and advisor
Moderator Irene Jiménez
Spanish correspondent
C21 Media
Faith Penhale
CEO and creative director
Lookout Point
Melanie Stokes
Managing director
Kindle Entertainment
Dave Clarke
EVP content
DRG and Atrium TV
Antony Beaudoin
Managing director
Union Bank of California
Rob Bullock
Executive producer
Left Bank Pictures
Selma Turajlic
Little Dot Studios
Nimrod Geva
Head of development
Quizzical Pictures
Robert Delamere
Creative director
Russell T Davies
Years and Years
Sofia Helin
Naomi de Pear
Executive producer
Sister Pictures
Tilusha Ghelani
Commissioning editor
Sky Television
Christina Rezk
Head of comedy
Mark Talbot
Head of comedy development
Hat Trick Productions
Alexander Eik
Atlantic Crossing
Kyle MacLachlan
Atlantic Crossing

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