Business Day

Sunday, June 11, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

kurzweilamt im taT (taT-Studiobühne), Berliner Platz 1, 35390 Giessen

Moderation: Patrick Dewayne, Peter Gerst

The Business Day, that is held within the frame of "die Seriale", offers a business platform for the web series industry. Well-known international guests will present exclusive insights in the mechanisms of the global web series market and talk about the latest developments and trends. The various possibilities for distribution and production will be discussed in panels. Brand-new project ideas will be presented and the whole day invites to network.

10:30 - 11:00 am | Lecture

The Canadian Digital Series Market

Speaker: Suzette Laqua (Vancouver Web Fest)

Digital Series have become a viable, intriguing, exploratory genre that has resulted in countless new series created daily worldwide. Canada is a proud supporter of both emerging and established content creators and festivals with various grants and funding programs. Suzette Laqua will talk about funding opportunities and distribution in Canada.

11:00 - 11:30 am | Lecture

Web Drama in the Asian Market

Speaker: Young Man Kang (Seoul Webfest)

“Seoul Webfest” founder Young Man Kang speaks about the web series (web drama) in South Korea & Asia, the power of Korean web series narratives to reflect cultural values and multi-cultural audience engagement, and web series market from production to distribution possibilities.

11:30 - 12:00 pm | Lecture

Webseries distribution worldwide for all production sizes

Speaker: George Reese (Seeka TV)

George Reese is co-founder of the brand new VOD platform “Seeka TV” specialized in web series distribution and producer of "Sparq TV". George introduces "Seeka TV" and their business model. He shares insight about the web series market worldwide and gives an outlook over the future web series industry.

12:00 - 1:00 pm | Panel Discussion

Web Series Distribution - unlimited possibilities

Moderation: Patrick Dewayne

Guests: Joël Bassaget (WebSériesMag), Julian Hansmann (Netfall), Young Man Kang (Seoul Webfest), Suzette Laqua (Vancouver Web Fest), George Reese (Seeka TV)

Producers, distributors, festival directors and VOD-platform owners from all over the world speak about the web series market. The give insights on how to produce a series, to compete in the international market.

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Web Series Project Pitches

Brand-new concepts for series and the pilot episodes from “die Seriale” Official Selection 2017 are presented short and precise - with the perspective to a possible whole season.

3:00 - 5:00 pm | Networking

Matchmaking (with registration)

All visitors of the Business Day will get the opportunity to talk to the guests and industry professionals. The talk rounds will be 10 minutes long. Please send us a short profile and your networking interests, so we can find matching dialogue partners for you.
For registration just send an e-mail to

5:00 - 6:00 pm | Panel Discussion

Web Series Production

Moderation: Peter Gerst

Guests: Riccardo Cannella (Cinnamon Production), Rose of Dolls (A Film to Kill for), Otessa Ghadar (20/20 Production), Nora C. Hiller (Funk), Anne Santa Maria (Producer), Oliver Mend (A Film to Kill for), Christian Stadach (Tag & Nacht Media)

Experienced producers talk about their production work, about the various possibilities to finance a web series, about a well-conceived production and the successful way to the market.

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