Fancy going face to face with some German TV writers?

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TMINE doesn’t usually cover US events, but since the whole world has gone teleconferencing event crazy, we’ve opened our minds to new possibilities. As has the US.

US trade magazine Deadline, with which readers of TMINE’s Daily Global TV News will by now be intimately familiar, has started organising TV events via Zoom and it’s got a very interesting international TV event lined up for this week, with some very interesting speakers. And as far as I know, all you have to do is RSVP to attend.

Face to face with German writers: serious about stories

Date: Thursday, September 10, 5pm

Deadline sits down with three of Germany’s hottest writers to find out how the country has put itself at the forefront of high-end European drama production. From How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) to Dark, Germany is making TV content that not only delivers in the local market but appeals to large diverse audiences around the world, particularly through VOD platforms. Behind any great series is a great writer – we’ll discuss how our panellists are crafting stories that cross borders.


  • Christian Ditter – showrunner/writer/director, Biohackers, How To Be Single
  • Hanno Hackfort – writer, 4 Blocks, You Are Wanted
  • Philipp Käßbohrer – showrunner/writer/executive producer, How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.