Meet BuchScout Agency in Cannes 2022, May 18-23

What a pleasure to be back in Cannes !!! ūüíę Meet us in the Village International.
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BUCHSCOUT & SERIENSCOUT Agency offers an international film script consultancy and content creation ‚Äď from the initial idea to the finished shooting scripts. We create, search, develop and broker sophisticated series, TV or cinema movies, novel-to-film adaptations to become a unique experience and success on the national and international markets.¬†

April 7-10, Suzanne Pradel will lecture @ 1st European edition of the American Writers Lab (TWL)

BuchScout is happy to announce that Suzanne Pradel will teach at the first European edition of the successful American Writerrs lab (TWL)

The Writers Lab (TWL), the script development programme for women and non-binary writers over 40.

The non-profit initiative will run virtually from April 7-10, and is designed to discover an intersectional range of diverse new voices in the film sector. The successful participants will be connected with leading screenwriters and producers in the industry. 17 writers from 13 countries have been selected.

Mentors and guests include directors Susanne Bier (The Night Manager), Jasmila ŇĹbanińᬆ(Quo Vadis, Aida?), Isabel Coixet (Secret Life Of Words), Nadine Labaki(Capernaum),¬†Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa),¬†producer and writer Jantje Friese(Dark), playwright and writer Christina Ham (Them), and producer¬†Ameenah Ayub Allen¬†(Rocks, Ali and Ava), script consultant Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency).

TWL Europe is produced by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon in partnership with Untamed Stories, lead by Julia Berg and Ruth Spencer. The UK and Ireland TWL programme backed by Cate Blanchett¬īs Dirty Films was launched last year, whilst the US iteration¬†started in 2015, is produced by¬†NYWIFT¬†and counts Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman among its supporters.

The 17 participants of The Writers Lab Europe 2022:

  • Regine Anour,¬†Underdoc (Comedy, Austria)
  • E Coleman,¬†Dumas¬†(Historical Drama, Switzerland)
  • Ilaria Freccia & Bebetta Campeti,¬†Hold Me Tight¬†(Feature Drama, Italy)
  • Mumta Mala Ghedia,¬†No Monsters in Berlin (Drama, Germany)
  • Virginie Gourmel,¬†Concussion¬†(Feature Thriller, Brussels ‚Äď Belgium)
  • Tuija Halttunen,¬†Hard Boiled Eggs¬†(Feature Comedy, Finland)
  • Orla Hannon,¬†Bereft of a Talisman¬†( Drama, Ireland)
  • Marta Hopfer-Gilles,¬†Good Enough¬†(Comedy, Norway)
  • Nicole van Kilsdonk & Marijke Schermer,¬†Breakwater¬†(Feature Drama, Netherlands)
  • Tereza Kotyk,¬†Faith: A Fair Balance of Pain¬†(Feature Drama, Austria)
  • √Ālfr√ļn √Ėrn√≥lfsd√≥ttir,¬†Shitballs¬†(Feature Comedy, Iceland)
  • Carlota Pereda,¬†The Blondes¬†(Feature Comedy/Thriller, Spain)
  • Ninon Schubert,¬†The Plague Doctor¬†(Feature Horror, Germany)
  • Raquel Stern,¬†Imperfect Cadence¬†( Comedy, Germany)
  • Francesca Tasini,¬†Unclean¬†(Drama, Italy)
  • Dorotea Vucic,¬†Hadi¬†( Sci-Fi, Croatia)
  • Agnieszka Zwiefka,¬†She¬†(Feature Drama, Poland)

Which novel is suitable for film adaptation?

Did you know that more than 80% of the most successful films are based on novels?
But which novel is suitable for film adaptation? How do I translate the text into a successful audiovisual experience that will be a hit at the box office?  A successful adaptation requires not only a correct assessment of the potential, but also a great deal of skill in implementation.

The BuchScout agency has specialised in the evaluation of novels since 2009 and accompanies producers all over Europe in the dramaturgical realisation of their cinema hit – among our projects you will find several box office millionaires.


Feb: Vera Dreams of the Sea at Ingmar Bergman Competition @ Göteborg Film Festival

BuchScout is happy to announce that¬†“Vera Dreams of the Sea” premieres in #Sweden this #February– We are honored that our film is selected in #IngmarBergmanCompetition of the 45th edition of G√∂teborg Film Festival
In selectors words:
‚ÄúThe moving feature film debut is a sophisticated portrayal of female compliance and empathic capabilities in collision with a male honour code.‚ÄĚ

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BuchScout is pleased to announce that the dramatic thriller¬†“VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA“, dramaturgically supervised by Suzanne Pradel, has begun its successful journey around the world:¬†

Italy –¬†La Biennale di Venezia¬†
‚≠źÔłŹInclusion Edipo Re Award & ‚≠źÔłŹAuthors under 40 Award – Orizzonti Competition at Venice 2021

Japan ¬†–¬†Tokyo International Film Festival 2021
‚≠źÔłŹGrandPrix – Tokyo International Film Festival 2021

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Greece –¬†Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2021
Prize: ‚≠źÔłŹSpecial Jury Prize | Silver Alexander in Meet the Neighbors Competition at 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival

Slovakia –¬†Cinematik International Film Festival 2021
Germany –¬†Mannheim – Heidelberg Film Festival 2021
France –¬†Arras Film Festival 2021
Luxembourg –¬†CinEast Film Festival 2021
USA –¬†AFI Fest 2021
Brazil –¬†Mostra Internaticional de Cinema / Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2021

Bosnia and Herzegovina –¬†Sarajevo Film Festival 2020 ¬†¬†
‚≠źÔłŹPost Republic Award – 26th Sarajevo Film Festival

Director: Kaltrina Krasniqi
Production: Isstra Creative Factory (Shkumbin Istrefi), Dream Factory (Ognen Antov), Papadhimitri Production (Dionis Papadhimitri)
Screenplay: Doruntina Basha
Script Consultant: Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency Berlin)
Country: Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia
Main Cast: Teuta Ajdini Jegeni, Alketa Sylaj, Astrit Kabashi, Refet Abazi, Arona Zyberi
Cinematographer: Sevdije Kastrati
Editor: Vladimir Pavlovski, Kaltrina Krasniqi
Production Designer: Burim Arifi, Blendina Xhema
Costume Designer: Albulena Borovci
Music: Petrit Çeku, Genc Salihu
Sound: Igor Popovski, Darko Spasovski

Award winning VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA @ #CairoFilmFestival #CriticWeekCompetition

Compelling, Thrillerish Tale of Later-Life Liberation in an Oppressive Society


Director: Kaltrina Krasniqi
Screenplay: Doruntina Basha
Script Consultant: Suzanne Pradel
Cinematography: Sevdije Kastrati
Cast: Teuta Ajdini Jegeni, Alketa Sylaj, Astrit Kabashi, Refet Abazi
Producer: Isstra Creative Factory, Dream Factory Macedonia, Vera Film
Suzanne Pradel is the founder of the BuchScout & SerienScout Agency which specialized in international script consultancy: the development from the first ideas to a successful screenplay. Together with the European Women‚Äôs Audiovisual Network (ewa) created a¬†one-month ‚ÄúFemale Scriptwriter‚Äôs Residency” in Berlin to support female filmmakers¬†to develop and promote their projects on an international level.