BrLab 2017

BrPlot – Scriptwriters Meeting

Through a partnership between BrLab – development of audiovisual projects and ABRA (Associação Brasileira de Autores Roteiristas), curated by Thiago Dottori, the first BrPlot – Encontro de Roteiristas will be held in 2017. This event is one of the fruits of BrLab’s growth, an opportunity to reach out to the professionals who did not have their projects selected during the 7 years of existence of the laboratory, added by ABRA’s attention to the great demand for scriptwriting discussion spaces. In order to arrange discussions about the themes, approaches, concepts and fundamental elements in the construction of a script and its characters, and also to reflect on the scriptwriting market in Brazil, a series of panels and debates were organized, with the participation of renowned writers, authors, producers, among several other audiovisual professionals in Brazil and abroad.

October 19, 7pm
Opening Panel – FAAP
Free entrance
Rua Alagoas, 903 – Higienópolis

October 20 and 21
BrPlot: Centro de Pesquisa e Formação – Sesc SP
Apply (here) from September 27, or at Sesc units in São Paulo.

R. Dr. Plínio Barreto, 285 – 4th floor – Bela Vista – São Paulo.

    OPENING PANEL – Classic Scripts of the Brazilian Film Revival: Carlota Joaquina, Central do Brasil and Cidade de Deus

    With Melanie Dimantas, Marcos Bernstein and Bráulio Mantovani
    Mediation: Thiago Dottori
    October 19, 7pm, at FAAP

    The event’s opening panel will promote a conversation with scriptwriters of classic films of the so-call revival of Brazilian cinema. In a time when little was produced, the 3 films discussed by this panel, each in its own way, made their marks in the history of film, with great repercussion in Brazil and abroad. The panel will also attempt to show a panorama of the script development scenario, from the end of the 90s and beginning of the 2000s, to the present.

    • Bráulio Mantovani

    • Marcos Bernstein

    • Melanie Dimantas

    • Thiago Dottori

    • Scriptwriter. Bachelor's degree in Languages and Literature (PUC) and a Master's degree in Scriptwriting (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). He is wrote/co-wrote the scripts of, among others, Cidade de Deus, Última Parada 174, VIPs, Tropa de Elite and Tropa de Elite 2, a box-office record in Brazil (over 11 million tickets sold). He currently works as scriptwriter at Rede Globo.
      Scriptwriter. He wrote feature films such as Central do Brasil, Chico Xavier, Faroeste Caboclo, Terra Estrangeira, Somos Tão Jovens and Zuzu Angel. He is the author of the series A Cura (Globo), the miniseries Descalço sobre a Terra Vermelha (TV3 Catalunya) and the soap opera Além do Horizonte. He directed the feature films O Outro Lado da Rua, Meu Pé de Laranja Lima and is currently completing Todo Amor.
      Scriptwriter. She wrote the scripts of feature films Não Quero Falar Sobre Isso Agora (Best Script at Festival de Gramado), Carlota Joaquina, Princesa do Brasil, Copacabana, O Outro Lado da Rua, Irma Vap: O Retorno, Nome Próprio, Olhos Azuis and Maresia. She also wrote episodes of the TV series Cidade dos Homens, Filhos do Carnaval and Magnífica70.
      Scriptwriter, consultant and vice-president of ABRA - Associação Brasileira de Autores Roteiristas. He wrote more than 80 episodes for TV series such as Destino São Paulo and Psi (HBO), and Segredos de Justiça (Rede Globo). He is co-creator of Pedro e Bianca (TV Cultura), winner of the Emmy Kids International award. He wrote the scripts of feature films Vips, Os 3, Trago Comigo and La Vingança.

    PANEL 1: Is there a lack of scriptwriters in Brazil?

    With Luiz Bolognesi, Carol Kotscho and Rodrigo Teixeira
    Mediation: Miguel Machalski
    October 20, 2:30 pm, at Sesc SP – Centro de Pesquisa e Formação

    The panel will attempt to investigate a frequent – and sometimes uncomfortable – question in the Brazilian audiovisual market: Is there a lack of scriptwriters in Brazil? With the growth of audiovisual production for film and television in the country, the scriptwriter is often detected as the guilty party of unsuccessful audiovisual works. The panel will discuss the reasons commonly used to reach this verdict, and also the scriptwriters’ counter-arguments, who suspect that this statement, in fact, masks several production problems in the sector.

    • Carolina Kotscho

    • Luiz Bolognesi

    • Miguel Machalski

    • Rodrigo Teixeira

    • Film and television author and producer. She has worked on more than 80 television shows, films, series and documentaries. She works as scriptwriter at TV Globo since 2011. She wrote the feature films 2 Filhos de Francisco (2005) and Flores Raras (2013), among others. She is co-author of the TV series A Teia, TV Globo. Founder of AC - Autores de Cinema.
      Film writer and director. He wrote and directed the animation film Uma História de Amor e Fúria (2013, Best Feature Film - Annecy). He wrote the feature films Bicho de Sete Cabeças, O Mundo em Duas Voltas, Chega de Saudade, Terra Vermelha, As Melhores Coisas do Mundo (2010) and Amazônia, Planeta Verde (2014), among others.
      Born in Buenos Aires to a Polish father and an English mother, he has been living in Paris for many years. International expert in all the different aspects of the development and creation of film scripts: analysis, advisory, teaching and writing. He holds workshops and consultancies in different countries and has published three books on audiovisual writing.
      Producer. He is the founder of RT Features, a film and television production company. His productions include the feature films O Abismo Prateado (2010), Frances Ha (2013) Alemão (2014), Severina (2017) and Call Me By Your Name (2017). In 2016, Rodrigo joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the U.S., responsible for the Oscars.

    PANEL 2: In Search of New Protagonists

    With Anna Muylaert, Daniel Ribeiro, Carol Rodrigues
    Mediation: Iana Cossoy Paro
    October 20, 5:00pm, at Sesc SP – Centro de Pesquisa e Formação

    The search for new protagonists in Brazilian audiovisual products, taking into account the representativeness of minorities, is the theme of this panel. Has the representation of black, women and LGBT minorities in national series and films been gaining space? This panel will address this question and the affirmative actions that have been changing the audiovisual scenario in the country.
    There will also be a short presentation by APAN – Associação de Profissionais Negros do Audiovisual, an association that seeks to promote professional integration and protection of rights. The association has national reach and seeks initiatives that foster black representation and representativeness in audiovisual works.

    • Anna Muylaert

    • Daniel Ribeiro

    • Carolina Rodrigues

    • Iana Cossoy

    • Film and television director, producer and writer, specialized in content creation. She worked in the creation of the famous Castelo Rá-Tim-Bum TV show. She is internationally known for her feature film Que Horas Ela Volta?. Anna directed and produced 5 feature films, through her production company África Filmes. She is a member of the Hollywood Academy.
      Film director and scriptwriter, graduated in Audiovisual Studies at ECA-USP. He wrote and directed the short films Café com Leite (2008) and Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho (2010), screened at over 180 international festivals, and winner of 115 awards. His first feature film, Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho, won the FIPRESCI award and the Teddy award at the Berlinale.
      Film director and scriptwriter. Her short film A Boneca e o Silêncio was selected for national and international festivals, and received several awards. She participated in the team of writers of the children's fiction series Escola de Gênios (Globo). She is part of the team of web series Empoderadas. She also created the website Mulheres Negras no Audiovisual Brasileiro.
      Scriptwriter, she holds a Master's degree in Audiovisual Processes and Media from ECA-USP and a Bachelor's degree in Film from EICTV. She co-wrote, with director Marcelo Muller, the feature film Eu te Levo (2017). She teaches at Ateliê Bucareste, Espaço Itaú and EICTV. She is a member of Coletivo Vermelha, which studies and promotes actions related to the participation and representation of women in the audiovisual sector.

    PANEL 3: Are Scriptwriters also writers? Are writers also scriptwriters?

    With Sabina Anzuategui, Eliseo Altunaga (Cuba) and Gadi Taub (Israel)
    Mediation: Julia Priolli
    October 20, 7:30 pm, at Sesc SP – Centro de Pesquisa e Formação

    With the participation of writers who are also scriptwriters and scriptwriters who are also writers, the debate will address an “existential” issue in the scriptwriter’s life. Are they “writers”, or are they more into the field of “audiovisual technique”? Given that, on the one hand, there is a growing number of writers writing scripts, is it possible to say that they are naturally able to write scripts? What are the boundaries between literature and audiovisual scripts?

    • Sabina Anzuategui

    • Eliseo Altunaga

    • Gadi Taub

    • Julia Priolli

    • Writer and scriptwriter. Author of the novels Calcinha no Varal (2005) and O Afeto ou Caderno sobre a Mesa (2011). Scriptwriter of the feature films Ausência (Chico Teixeira, 2014) and Jogo das Decapitações (Sérgio Bianchi, 2013), among others. She holds a P.h.D from ECA-USP with the thesis O Grito de Jorge Andrade (Ateliê Editorial, 2013).
      Scriptwriter, narrator and consultant. Dean of the Script Department at EICTV and scriptwriting professor at Universidade de la Havana (Cuba). He wrote several feature films, series and novels. Among his works, Violeta se Fue a los Cielos - awarded in Huelva and Sundance -, Machuca, Tony Manero and No - nominated as Best Foreign Film for the Oscars – stand out.
      Writer and scriptwriter. Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University. He worked as reporter, scriptwriter and columnist in the Israeli press. He wrote fiction books and collections of political essays. Allenby Street, novel that he wrote and adapted into a series, received international awards and was adapted in several countries. He is chief scriptwriter and co-director of the series Reshet.
      Original content manager at Fox channel. Scriptwriter with a specialization from Columbia University, Julia worked as script-doctor for several Brazilian production companies. She was script supervisor of the series Me Chama de Bruna and is involved in the development of the second season of Um Contra Todos. She also created script laboratories with prestigious international professionals.

    PANEL 4: Copyright, presenting GEDAR

    Marcílio Moraes (President of GEDAR), Sylvia Palma (General Secretary of GEDAR), Paula Vergueiro (Lawyer of ABRA and GEDAR)
    Mediation: Ricardo Hofstetter (President of ABRA)
    October 21, 11:00 am, at Sesc SP – Centro de Pesquisa e Formação

    In general, Brazilian scriptwriters know little about their rights, when compared, for example, with other Latin American countries. Organizations that collect Copyright Proceeds have been operating for many years in Argentina, while in Brazil the Copyright Law and its ramifications are not yet fully tackled. GEDAR – Gestão de Direitos do Autor Roteirista, launched a year ago, will address the current situation surrounding the collection of Copyright proceeds by Brazilian authors – a fundamental discussion for the scriptwriting market in Brazil.

    • Sylvia Palma

    • Paula Vergueiro

    • Ricardo Hofstetter

    • Scriptwriter for film, TV and other media, journalist and director of documentaries. She worked at the main Brazilian broadcasters (Globo, SBT, etc.). She holds a Master's degree in Communication, Culture and Education from UERJ. Executive editor of journalistic programs and director of documentaries. She currently works as Director at ABRA and CBC (Congresso Brasileiro de Cinema).
      She holds a Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Law from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UERJ. She is coordinator of the Copyright, Intangible Rights and Entertainment Commission at OAB/RJ, and Culture and Events Advisor and Director at OAB/RJ. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Entertainment Law from UERJ. Her law practice is concentrated in the culture, media and entertainment areas.
      Writer, playwright and award-winning scriptwriter. He holds a Master's degree in Literature, Culture and Contemporaneity from PUC-RJ. He has been a soap opera writer for TV Globo for 21 years, and is also the current president of ABRA - Associação Brasileira de Autores Roteiristas.

    PANEL 5: How to write comedies

    With Renata Corrêa, Caco Galhardo and Teodoro Poppovic
    Mediation: Flávia Boggio
    October 21, 2:30 pm, at Sesc SP – Centro de Pesquisa e Formação

    There is no exact recipe for laughter. Writing comedies is a huge challenge, on which the panel guests, experienced comedy writers, will try to reflect. The specificities of comedy, the approaches that usually work and the career failures of each panel guest will be reviewed, in an attempt to better understand the country’s most successful genre.

    • Renata Corrêa

    • Caco Galhardo

    • Teodoro Poppovic

    • Flavia Boggio

    • Scriptwriter and author from Rio de Janeiro. She began her career in humor at MTV, writing the shows 15 Minutos, Comédia and Furo MTV. She participated in the teams of the children's musical soap opera Gaby Estrella, contestant at the Emmy Kids Awards, MTV's series Perrengue and Greg News, an HBO "comedy news" show. She currently works as writer of Rede Globo’s Adnight show.
      Cartoonist and screenwriter. He writes a daily comic strip for Folha de São Paulo and has nine published novels. He is a contributor to the magazine Piauí. Some of his characters have become animations for Cartoon Network. His character Lili, A Ex was adapted into an award-winning fiction series. He has recently adapted his vignette Mulheres Alteradas into a film.
      Creator, scriptwriter and director with vast experience in the Brazilian audiovisual market. He created and wrote series of different genres such as Destino SP/RJ/Salvador, Pedro e Bianca, Que Monstro te Mordeu? and Família Imperial. He worked on the screenplays of 3% (Netflix), Comédia MTV (2010-2012), Latitudes, Segredos de Justiça (Globo) and the feature film Meteoros.
      Scriptwriter, started her career at MTV, where she wrote shows such as Furo MTV, Piores Clips and Infortúnio com a Funérea. At SBT, she was script chief of the talk show The Noite, with Danilo Gentili. She also worked as creative writer for DM9 and content formats for Rede Globo. She is currently working as scriptwriter for Multishow’s Lady Night show.

    PANEL 6: TV series: where are we at? Where are we going?

    With Maria Camargo, Elena Soares and Marçal Aquino
    Mediation: Mariana Trench Bastos
    October 21, 4:30 pm, at Sesc SP – Centro de Pesquisa e Formação

    It is impossible to discuss audiovisual scriptwriting today without mentioning the rise of TV series worldwide. Over the past 15 years, TV series have become extremely popular, from The Sopranos, to the worldwide hit Game of Thrones, through the massive production of large audiovisual players and the entry of on demand audiovisual content platforms. In a scenario marked by the growing production of series in the country, an intriguing question inspires this debate: have the Brazilian series won their audience? What are our best examples? What is the future of Brazilian series?

    • Maria Camargo

    • Elena Soares

    • Marçal Aquino

    • Mariana Trench

    • Film and television scriptwriter. She adapted Correio Feminino, by Clarice Lispector, and Dois Irmãos, by Milton Hatoum, for TV Globo. She collaborated in the soap operas Lado a Lado and Babilônia. She also co-wrote the film Nise, o Coração da Loucura. Her novel O Medo e o Mar was published by Companhia das Letras. She is currently working on film adaptations of Milton Hatoum novels.
      Film and television scriptwriter, consultant. Graduated in Economics (PUC - RJ), with a Master’s in Social Anthropology (UFRJ). She wrote films such as Eu Tu Eles, Casa de Areia (best original screenplay at NHK/Sundance) and Gêmeas. She co-wrote O Redentor, Minha Vida de Menina, Nome Próprio, Xingu, among others. She co-created and wrote Filhos do Carnaval.
      Journalist, writer and film and television scriptwriter. Among other works, he wrote the short stories collection O amor e outros objetos pontiagudos (Jabuti Award), and the novel Eu receberia as piores notícias dos seus lindos lábios. He worked as screenwriter of feature films including Os Matadores, Ação Entre Amigos, O Invasor and O Cheiro do Ralo.
      Graduated in journalism, she studied dramaturgy at Sala Beckett, in Barcelona, Spain. She works as scriptwriter and script doctor for film and television projects. She is one of the creators of the series Família Imperial and she also wrote the series Que Monstro te Mordeu, Brilhante Futebol Clube and Pedro e Bianca (winner of the International Emmy