Call for applications


Hollywood’s most renowned script doctor will teach in Berlin!
When: February 01 – 03, 2016 / daily from 9.30AM –6.00PM (lunch break from 1.00PM– 2.30PM) 

Where: Kino Babylon Mitte, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30, 10178 Berlin

Deadline for applications: January 10, 2016

For the past two years pilot films have been promoted in film industry of Berlin-Brandenburg. The Berlin Film School dffb introduced a Master Class called “serial eyes” two years ago. It enjoyed a large influx and, in addition, was supported by one of Germany’s biggest TV broadcasters. It was also two years ago, that RTL’s Claus Richter ascertained: “While public interest in the cinema is declining, television series are becoming more popular; when it comes to emotions, they have replaced the cinema by now.” A few days ago the new German TV series Deutschland ’83 made a promising start on RTL - it was written by an American.

What has been happening in the USA for many years, only now starts to be the case in Germany: television series are being promoted and supported as a sophisticated and successful genre. We are talking about a “narrative revolution”. Breaking Bad, House of Cards or Homeland are series that have made onto the feature pages of German newspapers and have been praised by film critics.

John Truby is one of the most acclaimed script consultants in the USA. In the past 25 years more than 30.000 students have attended his courses. His clients include film studios and production companies such as Disney, Universal, Sony Pictures, HBO, BBC, MTV and many more. The resulting films and scripts have all been award-winners.

Having taught a most successful first Master Class (Anatomy of Story) in Berlin this past October, John Truby now will share the secrets of good television series during three intensive days prior to the Berlinale. In addition to the analysis of American series, he will also expand on German series such as Weissensee and Deutschland ’83 and talk to the scriptwriters who will be present. 

His method is based on practical work and addresses:

  • Scriptwriters
  • Directors
  • Novelists
  • Dramatic advisers
  • Creative producers
  • Games developers
  • Editorial journalists
  • Copywriter
  • Actors
  • Producers
  • Journalists
  • Cineastes


Farid Seba, a French lawyer and lecturer in jurisprudence, based in Berlin, organizes the Master Class. He, himself of course an enthusiastic movie buff, has attended John Truby’s Master Class in Paris several times.

SPECIAL FOR EAVE PRODUCERS: A preferential fee of 395€ will be offered to EAVE producers. Please mention"EAVE" during the registration/payment process.

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Page published 3 December 2015.

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