The Friday programme of Script Tampere is organised by the screenwriters’ guild in cooperation with the Action! project by Aalto University Department of Film, Television and Scenography. The panels delve deep into screenwriters’ varying job descriptions, ways of working, and the essence of the text.
The screenwriters’ guild is a community of screenwriters within the Writers Guild of Finland, promoting the position of film and television screenwriters in Finland.
Friday’s on-site -event is already sold-out but you can still registrate to online-event.
PART 4: FROM CONCEPT TO SCRIPT
FRI 11.3. | 10:00–12:00 | FESTIVAL CENTRE; FACTORY & ONLINE | IN FINNISH
The panel discusses working in a writers’ room through concrete examples, in addition to leadership, giving feedback, and the head writer’s work process. In what kind of ways have Finnish head writers and showrunners held writers’ rooms from concept to a finished screenplay? What has been efficient in these methods, and what has not?
Moderated by Katri Manninen. Panelists:
- Kaisa Pylkkänen
- Petja Peltomaa
- Mike Pohjola
PART 5: GUNS FOR HIRE: EPISODE WRITERS IN A TV SERIES
FRI 11.3. | 13:00–15:00 | FESTIVAL CENTRE; FACTORY & ONLINE | IN FINNISH
The panel discusses the job description of an episode writer in a television series. How do episode writers see themselves as part of the team, and how do they perceive the series as a whole as well as their own assignments? The discussion covers the screenwriting process, writers’ rooms, and cooperation with other writers.
Moderated by Jari Olavi Rantala. Panelists:
- Ninni Saajola
- Joona Kiviranta
- Susanna Åke
PART 6: THE NATURE OF THE SCRIPT AS AN INDEPENDENT WORK
FRI 11.3. | 15:30–17:00 | FESTIVAL CENTRE; FACTORY & ONLINE | IN FINNISH
What kind of a work is a screenplay? Can a finished screenplay be altered? Does it always need to be open to interpretation, deconstructed by the team only to be put back together again?
Moderated by Sami Keski-Vähälä. Panelists:
- Raija Talvio
- Marja-Riitta Koivumäki
- Joona Louhivuori
- Reetta Aalto