Greek Television Production Roundtable

Greek Television Production Roundtable

Greek Television Production Roundtable

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Sponsored by ERTFLIX INTERNATIONALertflix international logo

With the support of the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles

Recent television shows such as Vasilis’ Kekatos MILKY WAY, Christopher Papakaliatis’ MAESTRO or Dorothea Paschalidou’s ZOE as well as international series produced in Greece such as TEHRAN (Apple TV) or SO LONG, MARIANNE are testament to the fact that television production is on the rise in the country. With the support of the National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication (EKOME) television production remains a new creative and economic frontier for Greece offering a host of opportunities to be explored by domestic and international teams.

In this roundtable discussion we bring Greek and American television producers and creatives together for an informative dialogue that will illumine their respective experiences, similarities and differences, ultimately leading toward a path to high quality television production in Greece.

The event is sponsored by ERTFLIX International – a streaming platform created by Greek public television ERT – which has forayed into television production with such popular series and other works as THE WILDER, written and directed by Yorgos Gkikapeppas, and ACT LIKE YOU’RE ASLEEP (Best TV Series Award at the 18th Seoul International Drama Awards 2023), written by Gianni Skaragas.

Participants: Charles Parlapanides, Glenn Lund, Lia Bozonelis, Mando Stathi, Peter Chakos, Victoria Bousis, Vlas Parlapanides

Moderator: Michael Grant

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Parlapanides brosThe Parlapanides Brothers, Charley and Vlas, are a writing team that have projects in development at Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Mandate Pictures, and Netflix. Their film and television credits include IMMORTALS, which opened at #1 in the worldwide box office, DEATH NOTE, which was the most viewed Netflix Original production in the company’s history at its time of release, and BLOOD OF ZEUS, which starred Jason O’Mara and was the most popular animated series in the world in 2020. The brothers are a part of a large Greek-American family and originally hail from Seaside Park, NJ.
Glen LundGlenn Lund is an award-winning film and TV producer who just premiered Øystein Karlsen's Leonard Cohen series SO LONG, MARIANNE starring Alex Wolff in the main competition at Series Mania 2024. In January 2024, he wrapped production on Netflix's disaster series LA PALMA. The first TV-series he co-created and produced in 2015 is the detective comedy drama SWEDISH DICKS starring Peter Stormare, Johan Glans, Keanu Reeves. Glenn has produced scripted projects in many different places including USA, Canada, Spain, Iraq, Greece, Vietnam, Norway and his native Sweden with multinational crews, creatives, actors and for co-producers/financiers/commissioners such as Netflix, Lionsgate, Viaplay, Warner Bros. Discovery, and SVT. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA).
Lia BozonelisAn innovative, Los Angeles-based producer and screenwriter, Lia Bozonelis has helped successfully build film & television slates and analyze projects for industry titans such as: Netflix, George Clooney's Smokehouse Pictures, Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions, HBO and many others, and is currently running creative for a major Hollywood studio, soon to be announced. Bozonelis has also written, sold and produced a number of original feature and television projects including the thriller SAFER AT HOME on Hulu and the subversive female sketch comedy streaming series SORRY NOT SORRY, where she served as Head Writer & Consulting Producer. Prior to this, Bozonelis worked as a staff writer for FORTUNE magazine, covering hard news across the globe, and as a speechwriter for the Managing Editor. Originally from New Jersey and a graduate of George Washington University, Bozonelis is VP of the Board of Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, Co-Founder of the Global Greek Film Initiative — an effort to connect the global Greek entertainment community and to foster production opportunities in Greece and the Diaspora — and is on the New Leader Executive Committee for The Hellenic Initiative.
MANDO STATHI picMando Stathi is a producer, born and raised in Athens and currently based in Los Angeles. She received her MA from Goldsmiths University of London and, in 2011, she founded Stathi Twins Productions with her twin sister Myrto. Their projects have been screened in top tier film festivals (Cannes, BFI, PÖFF, Sarajevo, SXSW, Palm Springs) and have won awards all over the world, including the Canal+ award in the 60th Semaine de la Critique in the Cannes Film Festival 2021. In 2017, she started working as a producer for Viking Brothers Entertainment, Peter Stormare’s and Glenn Lund’s production company. She was one of the creators of the NENT GROUP’s Original Series THE AMERICAN RUNESTONET that premiered in Discovery+ in the USA, A&E in UK and SBS in Australia and she was behind the production team of Lionsgate's TV series SWEDISH DICKS starring Stormare and Keanu Reeves. At the same time she keeps producing her passion projects in Europe. She is currently developing a feature film and three television series. She is a member of the Television Academy and an EAVE 2023 Alumni.
PeterChakos PhotoPeter Chakos is an award-winning editor and producer of television situation comedies. His career began on CHEERS, where he started as a production assistant and left as an Emmy-nominated editor. He was nominated three times for the ACE Eddie and won one for WILL & GRACE. He garnered twenty-six Emmy nominations and took home four statues for THE BIG BANG THEORY. He also edited and produced over 50 pilots, including CAROLINE IN THE CITY, DHARMA & GREG, TWO AND A HALF MEN, MOM,MIKE & MOLLY, TWO BROKE GIRLS, and BOB HEARTS ABISHOLA.
Victoria Bousis HeadshotVictoria Bousis is an award-winning director, screenwriter, producer and creative technologist. She started her career as a prosecutor for the Attorney General of Illinois before transitioning into film. She also has a Masters in Media, Technology, and Innovation from MIT. Seeing the rise of narrative video games, in 2022, she combined cinema and gaming for her directorial debut in the interactive and immersive experience, STAY ALIVE, MY SON, an official selection in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Thessaloniki to name a few, and winner of several festival awards. In 2022, Bousis founded UME, a creative and technology company based in Athens and Los Angeles to pioneer the future of storytelling across all mediums and platforms for film, series, XR experiences and web 3.0 via the Unreal Game Engine. In 2022, she was honored as a pioneering woman in Virtual Production by the Hollywood Production Association and Women In Technology. She is considered a thought leader in XR and the Metaverse. She also consults brands on their web 3.0 digital strategy and creates rich narratives to compliment the strategy.
Michael GrantMichael Grant (moderator) is an award-winning director/writer and co-founder of HarisGrant Productions. HarisGrant’s latest film, Kepley, starring EMMY-nominee Elizabeth Mitchell, has screened at renowned festivals around the world. In addition to his work as a director, Michael starred as a Series Regular on the Freeform drama SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER. Additionally, he has had leading roles on hit shows such as BLOOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX), CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (The CW), PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (Freeform), CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS), PRIVATE PRACTICE (ABC), among many others. Michael has also starred in numerous films for the Lifetime Network. For his work in WHERE HOPE GROWS (Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions), Michael won a Young Artist Award for Best Actor in a Feature Film. He most recently starred as LCpl. Jordan Haerter in the heroic true story, THE 11TH ORDER.
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