Content Creator, Creative Producer, Script Consultant, Agent and Author, Lecturer, Trainer for int. co-productions, feature films and novel-to-film adaptations and series.
Suzanne Pradel is a member of the European Film Academy (efa), the German Association of Script Consultancy (VeDRA) and the European Women’s Audiovisual Network (ewa).
In 2018 she founded the SerienScout Agency which develops and sells serial content. Her first co-created series has been optioned by Dor Film and funded by Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein development funding in November 2019 and is currently in development.
She is the attached script consultant to the one-month “Female Scriptwriter’s Residency in Berlin of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network (ewa).
In 2009 she founded the BuchScout Agency which specializes in novel-to-film adaptations as well as international script consultancy, developing sophisticated European TV and cinematic features. She works as well as an scriptwriter delivering project presentations and treatments in the pre-production phase.
Suzanne developed her pedagogical skills as a Tutor at Film School Hamburg-Berlin (2007-2008) whilst being Member of the Jury. She went on working as Lecturer for Script Development at the Film Acting School Berlin (2008-2011), and has since participated as lecturer in many panels and workshops.
In parallel, she analyses submitted projects as a script expert for several European Film Funds (since 2008), ProSiebenSat1 and Degeto.
From 2003 to 2008, Suzanne applied her expertise as Script Advisor, Book Scout and Author working in the development department of ndF Berlin.
Since 1999 Suzanne has worked as a freelance Reader, Script Advisor, and Book Scout for TV channels, Film Funds, Distributors and Production companies, such as: Road Movies, German Columbia Pictures, Boje Buck & Delphi, Sat1.
In 1996, she was awarded with a Scholarship by the Film Board Berlin-Brandenburg as Dramaturgical Assistant at the „Step by Step“ program of the Master School Drehbuch. From then on, she became Assistant Director for films, such as „Drei Chinesen mit dem Kontrabass“ by Klaus Krämer, the historical ZDF mini-series „Sturmzeit“ by Bernd Böhlich, or the RTL series „Puma“.
In 1993 she started her career working in TV and Film as Assistant to the executive producer and Production Assistant for production companies such as UFA, ndF and TeamWorx.
Working Languages: German, English, French
Book Scout and Researcher
The BuchScout Agency and SerienScout Agency cooperates with professional dramatic advisors for the Association of German Cinema and TV Consultancy (VeDRA e.V.):
Katrin Merkel, Kyra Scheuer, Angela Heuser, Marcus Patrick Rehberg, Frauke Schmickl, Vera Richter, Alex Heneka
Translators and polishers the BuchScout Agency works together with are:
Mark David Hatwood, Coraline Grandin, Guilvic Le Cam, Ian Burley, and Steven Trop