Discovery Campus master class

The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event invite screenwriters to the master class of top Italian screenwriter Nicola Lusuardi, which will take place on the 12th-13th July in Tallinn.

Italian screenwriter Nicola Lusuardi works with the best in the field and is constantly developing dozens of projects. He takes only three weeks a year out of his busy schedule to teach. In other words, the opportunity to participate in his master class is rare and simply cannot be missed!

TV Series: the Narrative Revolution

2-day masterclass on serial screenwriting by Nicola Lusuardi

12-13 July, 2024
Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn

Nicola’s masterclass covers a range of topics starting with developing a serial mindset and analysing specificities of serial storytelling. He lists the main serial institutions and their paradigms - character, arena, catalogue, plot - and asks the questions: What are they, how do they work, and why is it fundamental to master them during the creative process? He goes on to explain what “driven” means in serial storytelling, and divides the serial works into four categories: catalogue-, arena-, character-, and plot-driven. Nicola also touches on the mindset in writing - what do we write when we write a scene, and describes the style of the best contemporary series scripts. He delves into what it means to develop a serial concept, analyses what determines the specific relatonship between topic and theme in a series, and explains how and why starting from the same idea a correct but uneffective series or a powerful and memorable one can be created. The masterclass will end on the technical differences between good local content, good global content… and masterpieces.


About Nicola Lusuardi

Nicola Lusuardi has worn many hats in the audiovisual industry since 1990 - primarily as a playwright and screenwriter, but he has also acted as a script consultant, supervisor, and creative producer for various Italian and European broadcasters and production companies. In 2013-2019, he consulted the original scripted content produced by Sky Italy. Since 2020,

Nicola is the Head of Development at The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle company focused on international projects (Priscilla by Sofia Coppola, The Young Pope and The Hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino, My Brilliant Friend by Saverio Costanzo, etc).

Nicola is the President of Honour of the Scientific Committee at the Eureka Series programme of the Series Mania Insitute. He also teaches at the renowned programmes SerialEyes in Berlin and the Serial Storytelling master in the International Film School Cologne.

In 2010, Nicola published the book La Rivoluzione Seriale (The Serial Revolution, Dino Audino Editore).

Registration is open now HERE.

Participation fee (including tuition and morning coffee):
Early bird (until 30 April) €129 (for representatives of Estonian companies)
Regular (starting 1 May) €149 (for representatives of Estonian companies)
Private participant €169 (for private citizens registrering without a company)*
Student €59 (full-time student of a film school) - only 15 tickets available

*Please note that the masterclass is organised with the support of the European Regional Development Fund and is therefore primarily targeted at the representatives of companies registered in Estonia. If you have any further questions, please contact us.