Resonant Visions

Selecting Materials, Developing Stories - a Seminar for Producers

15 to 20 producers
Date and venue
Monday, 11 January 2016, Bern
Registration deadline
CHF 150.-, including lunch

How do you judge concepts, treatments and screenplays? Some producers go by market analysis, others by dramaturgical analysis. This seminar addresses producers seeking new input with respect to their choice of projects and the development of their film scripts. A ‹toolbox› for dramaturgical issues is intended to help with the process of developing storylines through detailed analysis of a story's structure and figures, ensuring that the best possible creative solutions are found to the satisfaction of both the producer and the scriptwriter.

Story development is not a strictly logical process. It is a journey into the creative unknown. The producer-writer bond is key to an outcome that is a win-win for both. Producers who know how to support that relationship with both insight and empathy are the ones who are able to bring out the best in authors. And they also become the producers that writers love to work with.


Keith Cunningham
Chicago, Munich
Screenwriter and consultant, he celebrates 25 years of leading screenwriting workshops e.g. ZDF or AFI-Los Angeles. Along the way, he has developed his own scripts for films and TV series.

Amir Hamz Berlin, Zurich
Director of several documentaries, music videos and short films. He worked as Head of Development at ‹Millbrook Pictures›. In 2015 Amir produced i.a. DER NACHTMAHR, PARADISE and THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.

Both have long experience working together as a story development team.

Jessica Hefti

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