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German and Nordic drama commissioners head to Content London 2024

Marianne Furevold-Boland of Norway’s NRK, Frank Seyberth of Germany’s ZDF and Jarmo Lampela of Finland’s YLE are the latest scripted commissioners to join the line-up Content London.

Across the week, scripted and unscripted commissioners and buyers from broadcasters, channels and platforms collaborating internationally will discuss their active content and acquisitions strategies, as well as new opportunities for international coproduction partnerships.

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Content London remains the most important development marketplace in the world, where major commissioners come together to share their plans and meet potential new partners.

Speaking at Content London:

Marianne Furevold-Boland
Head of drama, NRK

Furevold-Boland is a veteran of Norwegian pubcaster NRK with a diverse background as a producer, script doctor, writer, journalist and presenter, on both television and radio. Her portfolio as an executive producer includes series such as So Long Marianne, Powerplay, Exit, State of Happiness, For Life and I Am Earth. As producer of NRK’s teen drama Skam, she played a role in the creation of a global phenomenon and continues to oversee the various international remakes of the show that still engage audiences in multiple countries.

Frank Seyberth
Head of coproduction, international fiction, ZDF

Seyberth has been working within German pubcaster ZDF in several positions since 2001. He started as a commissioning editor for emerging talent, followed by leading a development team. As an executive producer, he has credits on international shows such as The Bridge, Trapped, Slöborn, Around the World in 80 Days and The Three Musketeers. Since 2019, he has led the editorial team that oversees and commissions international coproductions for all slots and channels at ZDF. This constantly growing slate features broad variety in genre, format and partner constellations. Seyberth is a member of several international collaborations and programmes, including the European Alliance, NEW8 and the European Writers Club.

Jarmo Lampela
Head of drama, YLE

Lampela has been head of drama at YLE, Finland’s public broadcaster, since 2015. His background includes working as professor of film directing and head of the department of film, television and scenography at Helsinki’s Aalto University. Since 1992, he has worked as a director, scriptwriter and producer on numerous productions for cinema, television and theatre.

More speakers will be announced in this strand.

They join previously announced speakers:

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