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Serge Bierset

Serge Bierset

Belgium

Production, Financial Consulting / Investor, Others, Television

TFL

SeriesLab Participant 2021

biography

30+ years in the industry, first as director, then Head of Drama for 10 years at several Belgian production companies. Now independent producer/owner at Dramadama tv and film.

• Founder / CEO at production company KiAi nv (1989-now)
• Free lance director from 1989 until 2007 (TV drama)
• Executive Producer telenovela "Lalola" local adaptation into 'Louislouise' (Studio-A tv-production company for VTM)
• Head of drama at VTM’s inhouse tv-production company Studio-A (september 2009 until january 2012 for commercial broadcaster VMMa)
• Head of drama at tv-production company Sultan Sushi (part of the international Red Arrow Entertainment Group) january 2012 - january 2014 (produced local adaptation of German “Danni Lowinski” and original Drama “Marsman” for Public broadcaster VRT – now on Netflix)
• Showrunner/ Producer 'Voor wat hoort wat', 8 part - dramedy (Fobic Films for public broadcaster VRT) march-april 2014
• Head of drama at tv and film production company Zodiak Belgium - part of the international Zodiak/Banijay Group (sept 2014-april 2020 )
(i.e. “GR5” 8-part drama series for public broadcaster VRT/Eén // Winner of the Albatrozz price Series Lab Hamburg - in co-production with ZDFneo and RedBalloon Germany – aired march-may 2020, “Tom&Harry” VRT 2014, “BUCK” VRT Ketnet 2016 etc.)
• Founder of DRAMADAMA international TV and film production company (2021)
Other experience and training :
• Yearly visitor of Mipcom and Miptv at Cannes since 2005
• Lecturer 'tv directing' at Lessius Hogeschool Mechelen, Belgium in 2008 en 2009
• Workshop The Script Factory London ('Police series development') (june 2009)
• MediaXchange: 'Showrunner's exchange Los Angeles' (september 2009)
• Management training about 'Leadership' VMMa (jan-dec 2010)
• Mentor at Workshop scriptwriting Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds / Ed Vanderweyden : coaching feature film and tv projects (jan-dec 2010)
• 'Story' scriptwriting seminar Robert McKee - London (2011)
• Script Factory workshop (about genres/drama production in the UK -BBC) London (2011)
• Guest-lecturer at University Antwerp (media) on commercial tv-production (2011)
• 'Comedy Intensive' scriptwriting seminar Steve Kaplan London (2011)
• ETB Scriptwriting/Laurie Hutzler (USA): online-seminars on character development (2012)
• European TV Drama series Lab Berlin (module 1 & 2) (march & oct 2013)
• Sources 2 Projects & Process – Training Mentors for European Screenwriters, November 2014 in Amsterdam/Netherlands with the support of the Netherlands Film Fund and in cooperation with Binger Filmlab.
• EAVE Producers workshop 2017 (co-production in the international Film and TV industry)
• Selected at Torino SeriesLab 2021 ('The Reset' project')

company profile

With more than 3 decades of experience in drama/fiction, we create local and international TV series and feature films, developed and produced in-house or through collaboration and development by other local or international (co-)production partners.
From an early stage of development, we collaborate with major broadcasters, platforms, financiers and distributors in Belgium as well as in the rest of Europe.
We work along with talented producers, writers and directors to create drama series or feature films in all genres and for a broad audience, content that will strongly appeal to everyone.