ACE Producers has selected 16 experienced independent producers for the 3rd edition of the ACE Series Special.

Anthony Alleyne – United Kingdom –  Born Wild
“Odessa Dating Club”
Showrunner – Roman Rozengurt
Writers – Nick Grygorashchenko, Anna Bulatova

Francesca Andreoli – ACE Italy – Cinedora
Writers – Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli, Carlotta Corradi

Jacques-Henri Bronckart – ACE Belgium – Versus Production
Showrunner – Delphine Girard
Writer – Delphine Girard

Ellen De Waele – Belgium – Serendipity Films
“Is a Woman”
Writer – Maaike Neuville

Sophie Erbs – ACE France – Cinema Defacto / GAIJIN
“Whyte Lies”
Writers – Pia Marais, Willem Droste

Nicole Gerhards – ACE Germany – NiKo Film
Writer – Kai Gero Lenke

Tudor Giurgiu – Romania – Libra Film
Writers – Cecilia Stefanescu, Tudor Giurgiu

Edyta Janczak-Hiriart – France – Kometa Films
Writer – Julie Benegmos

Giorgos Karnavas – ACE Greece – Heretic
“The Thread”
Writer – Alexi Campbell

Oliver Neumann – ACE Austria – FreibeuterFilm
Showrunner – Oliver Neumann
Writers – Oliver Neumann, Malina Nwabuonwor, Thomas Reider

Arabella Page Croft – ACE UK – Black Camel 
Writers – Steve Barker, Rae Brunton, Marcus Harben

Radim Procházka – ACE Czech Republic – Kuli Film
“Utopia Bata: Family Saga of a Dream”
Writers – Magdaléna Bittnerová, Jan Bušta

Elias Ribeiro – South Africa – Urucu Media
Writers – Silas Miami, Tshepo Moche

Ada Solomon – ACE Romania – microFILM
“Export Only”
Writer – Cristina Iliescu Marcel Visbeen

Denis Vaslin – ACE Netherlands – Volya Films
“Staphorst 1971”
Writer – Marcel Visbeen

Paul Zischler – ACE Germany – Zischlermann Filmproduktion
“Murder Squad M.U.K”
Writers – Michael Henrichs, Max Annas
Additional producer – Michael Henrichs

The intensive workshop is designed to help integrating a series division into the producers’ companies and deepen their knowledge of developing and producing TV drama series for an international audience. All selected producers have applied with a series in development. The Series Special will take place in Brussels in early December.

With an increasing demand for content and with a market that is changing daily, producers are looking for new ways of working and diversifying their output. Focusing primarily on the creative and financial aspects of TV series production, the ACE Series Special offers sessions on working with broadcasters, marketing, audiences, international approaches, and business strategies.

The workshop will give producers a chance to work on their projects through one-to-one meetings with experts and group sessions with their peers benefiting from good practices and advise with regards to different territories, specific legal and financing structures, and business insights.

ACE director Jacobine van der Vloed: “The demand for series continues to increase and the landscape of series production is constantly developing. We’re glad to be able to offer these demonstrably talented producers a chance to gain further insight into the industry and to get their projects to where they need to be”.

Thanks to VAF and CFAP for their valuable support, to our media partner Variety and Variety Intelligence Platform and also to the international series festival, Series Mania for the fruitful partnership!


A previous version of this post also included Xavier Rombaut (Belgium – Polar Bear) as a participant. Unfortunately, he had to withdraw from the workshop.