Script Consulting (a selection)
For more than one analysis, to monitoring an entire project
2017 First Female Scriptwriter Residency in Berlin by the European Women´s Audiovisual Network (EWA) Suzanne Pradel is the attached script consultant to the program. The French producer and scriptwriter Murielle Thierrin has been selected with her project “Sugarcane”.
2016 “Why Women Need To Climb Mountains” -Documentary about the life and work of the female historian and political activist Dr. Gerda Lerner directed by Renata Keller; produced by Vertical Impulse; DVD distributed by Absolut Medien
2016 “Understand life ” – from the experiences of a philosophical minister.
Non-fiction book by Wilhelm Schmid released on 12/09/2016 on Suhrkamp
2015 „I’m Away Now“ (Comedy) – Novel-to-film adaptation of the best-seller by Hape Kerkeling a: Jane Ainscough & Rolf Silber; p: UFA with Feine Filme. Release in December 2015 with more than 1 mio. cinemagoers in Germany
2015 „SexOut – And The Art To Start Anew“ – Philosophical non-fiction book by the Bestseller Author Wilhelm Schmid, published by Suhrkamp in June 2015
2015 „Galloping Mind“ – Episodical drama by the Belgian director Wim Vandekeybus; International Coproduction by Savage Film. Premiere in Brussels: September 2015. Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2016, FilmFestival Cottbus 2016.
2015 “Schönefeld Boulevard“ – Tragicomedy by Sylke Enders, Coproduced by RBB, WDR; Credo:film, arte, Ester.Reglin.Film. Theatrical release: September 2014. Selected for the „Lola” at the Berlinale“ 2015, and prenominated for the German Film Prize 2015.
2014 „Placidity – What We Can Gain When We Get Older“ – Non-fiction book by the German philosopher Wilhelm Schmid, published in March 2014 at Suhrkamp. Spiegel best-seller list 2014-2015, recommended by the critic Dennis Scheck.
„… (Schmid) writes clearly and unmistakeable, without appearing banal at any time or to stay too long with matters of course. Philosophy wins back its original purpose“, by Thomas Gross. FAZ 14.05.2014
2014 „Mother“ – Short Film by Guilvic Le Camp, produced by Paris-Brest Production (F), Short Film Festival Brest 2015
2013 „It ́s Your Turn“ – TV drama by Sylke Enders produced by Zentropa Entertainments Berlin; screened at the Munich Film Festival 2013. Recognised as a high quality TV film by many critics. Winner of the Juliane Bartel Media Award 2014.
2010 + 2012 „Hanni and Nanni“ I+II (Family Entertainment) – Novel-to-film adaptations based on Enid Blyton’s bestselling book series „The Twins at St. Clare‘s“ – „Hanni and Nanni I“ was one of the most successful German film releases in 2010, directed by Christine Hartmann and produced by UFA Cinema and Florin Film.
2009 „Deutschland 09“ – 13 short films by German film directors such as Tom Tykwer, Fatih Akin and many more; a film panorama depicting the social and political situation in present-day Germany: episode by Sylke Enders, produced by Heimat Film
Script Analysis (a selection)
Innumerable analyses for Production Companies, Distributors, Film Fonds and German Funds. A multitude of analyses for ProSieben.Sat.1 and Degeto. Over 250 scripts and projects for Eurimages and MEDIA.
„Tom Sawyer“ (Family Entertainment), d: Hermine Huntgeburth, P: Neue Schönhauser
„Fenster zum Sommer“ (Drama), d: Henrik Handloetgen, p: Zentropa Berlin
„This Must Be The Place“ (Drama) d: Sorrentino, p: int. coproduction
„A Dangerous Method“ (Biopic), d: Cronenberg, P: int. coproduction „Carnage“ by Roman Polanski, P: int. coproduction
„Küstenwache“ (TV Series) d: various, p: Opal Film, ch: ZDF, over 20 episodes . . .
Workshops & Panels & Jurys
2017 “Rethinking the role of women in cultural and media professions: A European comparison” at the Hertie School of Governance
Which concrete measures are most effective to dismantle the glass-ceiling and to advance gender equality?
Panel with: Eva Fehringer (Council of Europe), Lisa Jordan (Porticus Foundation), Els van der Plas (Dutch National Opera & Ballet), Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency, EWA)
2017 “Content with a regional identity for the film and TV market” at the Filmfest Mecklenburg Vorpommern
Panel with: Elke Haferburg (NDR Funkhauses MV), Sylvia Bleßmann (ZDF-Landesstudio in MV),
Dr. Susanne Eichner (University Aarhus), Bettina Offermann (LOOKS International), Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency)
2017 Belgrade Fast Forward: “Women in Film Best Pitch Award”
The first Women in Film Best Pitch Award by Film Center Serbia and the European Women´s Audiovisual Network (EWA).
The jury for the section Women in Film will be the Serbian actress Mirjana Karanovic, the Bosnian producer Amra Baksic Camo and Suzanne Pradel.
2016 “Working With A Script Consultant” at Antalya Film Festival
Panel with Anne Gension (ScriptHouse), Dimitris Yatzouzakis (Mediterranean Film Institute), Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency)
2016 Jury at Pitching Platform at the Antalya Film Forum
Jury members: Latina Mitevska (Sisters and Brother Mitevski – Producer); Arben Zharku (Kosovo Cinematography Center – Director) and Suzanne Pradel (BuchScout Agency – Scrip Consultant)
Price: €30.000.- for the project SISTERS of the director Emin Alper and the producer Nadir Operli (Liman Film).
2016 „Multiple Revenue Stream Training For Future Films“
How should materials be remodeled for the new financing and distribution channels? What effect does that have on material development?
Lecturer in dramaturgy at the Training program sponsored by MEDIA in Pisa in June 2016.
2015-2016 “Media Literacy For Refugees”
How do I use modern media to help me cope in German society? Where do I get my information in a country foreign to me?
Lecturer for a three-month workshop for media literacy in 2015-2016 at VHS Berlin
2015 „Novel to Film Adaptation“
What are the benefits of an adaptation, and what are the pitfalls to be avoided? What are the steps in the process, from choosing the right novel, the acquisition of rights and negotiation of contracts, to the completion of the film?
Lecturer at SAE Alumni Convention 2015
2013 SchoolWorkshop: „How To Develop An Adventures Film?“ Together with the 6th grade class at the Zille Primary School in Berlin, Suzanne Pradel undertook an exciting journey into the world of film. From writing a screenplay to shooting and editing the film, their hands-on experience gave these young film fans a grand introduction into the process of film making. The finale was the theatrical screening of their film „The Stick – And The Shattered Class“ at the John- Lennon-School ́s Film Festival at the Berlin cinema Babylon Mitte.
2008-2011 Lecturer for Script Development at the Film Acting School Berlin
2007-2008 Tutor for Script Development at Film School Hamburg-Berlin und Member of the Jury