Over the past decade, Norway has become a European TV production powerhouse thanks to a smart and open approach to development and production of formats and opening new topics. The initiative was aimed at the Focus section featuring Norwegian TV series, including the work and presentations of important figures of the Norwegian audiovisual industry as part of the Industry section of the SERIAL KILLER festival in September 2019 and panel discussions and workshops organised as part of SERIAL KILLER’s Industry Days. Invitations to the festival were accepted by representatives of all important
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Norwegian TV series, including the work and presentations of important figures of the Norwegian audiovisual industry featured as part of the Industry section of the SERIAL KILLER festival in September 2019. SERIAL KILLER did not show a standard cross-section of recent TV production, but was focused on unusual genre combinations that reflect the region’s mentality, approach to TV series production and topics in which Norway has most to offer. Invitations to the festival were accepted by representatives of important Norwegian institutions that have contributed to the changes in the system of development, production and distribution, as well as by creators of two important contemporary Norwegian TV series. This most prominently includes the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK (represented by Ivar Kohn, Head of Drama) and the Norwegian Film Institute (represented by Mia Lindrup). Other guests from the ranks of Norwegian professionals included Kathrine Valen Zeiner (the new series Hand Made), and Nina B.A. Figenschow, producer of another hit series titled Valkyrien. These guests during their presentations at Industry Days and Q&A''s after the screenings enriched the invited European TV professionals as well as the Czech audience which contributed to the mutual enrichment of Czech and Norwegian culture.