’s remarkable international growth will continue apace, a packed industry event heard at the European Film Market in Berlin this morning. It was standing room only at the buzzy session titled ‘From Idea to Screen: Developing European Content for and with Netflix’, which gave industry an insight into the streaming giant’s European commissioning and acquisitions strategy for original drama and film.
Taking part were Kelly Luegenbiehl
, VP International Originals Europe/Turkey/Africa; Rachel Eggebeen
, Director Content International Originals Germany, Austria & Switzerland; Kai Finke, Director Acquisitions & Co-productions Germany, Austria & Switzerland; Damien Couvreur
, Director International Originals France; and Diego Avalos
, Director International Originals Spain. The session focused primarily on drama series.
The volume of new content being commissioned by the international team is dizzying. Today the service revealed Norwegian horror series Bloodride and two German dramas: Biohackers, a thriller from show runner-director Christian Ditter
; and Unorthodox, from Deutschland 83 show runner Anna Winger.