BrPlot 2018

Through a partnership between BrLab – development of audiovisual projects and ABRA (Associação Brasileira de Autores Roteiristas), curated by Thiago Dottori, the second BrPlot – Encontro de Roteiristas will be held in 2018. 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 8 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.

August 10, 7 p.m.
Opening Panel – FAAP
Free entrance
Rua Alagoas, 903 – Higienópolis | Theater

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August 11, 13, 14, 15 and 16
BrPlot: Centro de Pesquisa e Formação – Sesc SP
R. Dr. Plínio Barreto, 285 – 4th floor – Bela Vista

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All debates will be transmitted over the internet on the BrLab page on facebook: www.facebok.com/brlab 

    OPENING PANEL: The Author and the Form of the Story

    With: Antônio Prata, Duca Rachid and Fernando Bonassi

    Mediation: Cristina Padiglione

    August 10, 7:00 p. m., at FAAP.


    Screenwriters’ possibilities for expression are increasing: from short series to soap operas with 150 episodes. But what are the differences between writing a soap opera, a series, or a miniseries? And if a choice must be made between humor and drama, what should the screenwriter’s work be like? Does the idea determine how the story will be told? Or, going beyond audiovisual narratives, how to seek inspiration for a chronicle, for a play, a short story, a novel? For the opening panel of the second edition of BrPlot, experienced authors Antônio Prata, Duca Rachid and Fernando Bonassi, mediated by journalist Cristina Padiglione, will discuss the challenges involving in writing and their different ways of telling a good story.



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    • Duca Rachid

    • Fernando Bonassi

    • Antônio Prata

    • Cristina Padiglione

    • Duca Rachid began her career as a soap opera writer in Portugal, with “A banqueira do povo”, by director Walter Avancini. With director and author Walter Dürst, Duca worked on “Tocaia grande”, at TV Manchete, and “Ossos do Barão”, at SBT. That was when she met Walcyr Carrasco, with whom she collaborated in “O cravo e a rosa” (2000) and “A padroeira” (2001). In 2005, together with Alessandro Marson and Júlio Fischer, she wrote “Sítio do picapau amarelo”. In 2006, she began a partnership with Thelma Guedes, with the remake of soap opera “O profeta”. The partnership continued with “Cama de gato” in 2009, “Cordel encantado” in 2011 and “Joia rara” in 2013.
      Fernando Bonassi was born on November 16, 1962, in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a screenwriter, playwright and author of several books – among them the novels “Subúrbio” (Ed. Objetiva) and “Luxúria” (Ed. Record), the children's book “Declaração universal do moleque invocado” (Ed. CosacNaify/SENAC), and the short stories book “SP Brasil” (Ed. Dimensão), the last two finalists of Prêmio Jabuti. His main works for cinema are the screenplays of “Carandiru” (directed by Hector Babenco) and “Cazuza – o tempo não para” (directed by Sandra Werneck and Walter Carvalho); and for theater, “Apocalipse 1.11” (with Teatro da Vertigem) and “Arena conta Danton” (directed by Cibele Forjaz). Winner of the DAAD (German Exchange Service) arts scholarship, with which he lived and wrote in Berlin, in 1998. Columnist of newspaper “Folha de São Paulo” from 1997 to 2007. He also developed, in partnership with Marçal Aquino, the series “Força tarefa”, “O caçador”, “Supermax” and “Carcereiros”, for Rede Globo de Televisão.
      Antonio Prata was born in São Paulo in 1977. He has twelve books published, among them “Meio intelectual, meio de esquerda” (Editora 34, 2010) and “Nu, de botas” (Companhia das Letras, 2013). In 2013, he was selected by Granta magazine as one of the 20 best Brazilian writers under 40. He writes chronicles on Sundays for newspaper “Folha de S. Paulo” and works as a screenwriter at Rede Globo, where he participated in the soap operas “Bang bang” (2006) and “Avenida Brasil” (2012), “A regra do jogo” (2015) and the series “Os experientes” (2016) and “Sob pressão” (2017). He is currently developing for Globo his first series as original author, “Pais de primeira”, a comedy about the changes that the birth of the first child brings to a couple's life. The series was created and is written with Chico Mattoso, Thiago Dottori, Bruna Paixão and Tati Bernardi.
      Author of the “TelePadi” blog, a partner of “Folha de S. Paulo”, Cristina Padiglione writes about TV since the pre-history of pay-TV in Brazil and the streaming services. Over the past 30 years, she has followed the gigantic (r)evolution of production and distribution of audiovisual content in the country, in different formats and screens. She signed columns and stories on television content for newspapers “Folha de S. Paulo” and “O Estado de S. Paulo”, where she also edited the TV supplement for ten years, and for the already extinct newspapers “Folha da Tarde” and “Jornal da Tarde”. For “Estadão”, she also signed the blog “Teleguiados”, and taught the modules on TV Criticism in the postgraduate program in Cultural Journalism at Faap, between 2010 and 2015.

    The Script in Games and Immersive Narratives (VR)

    With Ricardo Laganaro and Arthur Protasio

    Mediation: Sabina Anzuategui

    August 11, 10 a.m., at Centro de Pesquisa e Formação – SESC



    The technological advance opens up new fields of work and aesthetic exploration for screenwriters. Two paths are worth a look in the discussion of the script: games and immersive narratives in virtual reality. It is nothing new that the gaming industry has been developing increasingly complex games and narratives built by expert screenwriters. What role does the screenwriter play in the design of a game? How does this specific field work? What kind of specialization should be pursued by screenwriters who want to work with games? Virtual reality and immersion through the use of glasses also suggests a brand new audiovisual experience, with possibilities still to be discovered. From documentary to fiction, the glasses and the experience of total immersion in the created universe stimulate creators and point to a new aesthetic revolution. How is the script of this new format and what is the role of the screenwriter in this new market? Ricardo Laganaro, who has worked exclusively with VR in recent years, and Arthur Protasio, experienced in immersive narratives and games, bring light to these universes, mediated by the writer, screenwriter and professor Sabina Anzuategui.



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    • Ricardo Laganaro

    • Arthur Protasio

    • Sabina Anzuategui

    • Ricardo Laganaro, partner and chief storytelling officer at Arvore Experiências Imersivas, created the entrance experience of Museu do Amanhã, 360-degree clips and videos with over 60 million views, and directed the VR doc "Step to the Line". The short film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was cited by “Time” magazine as one of the top 5 films of the year for VR mobile. In 2018, he was one of the creators of the installation "Objects in mirror AR closer than they appear", listed in the "StoryScapes" category at Tribeca. He has already spoken at SXSW, CCXP and the UN General Assembly in 2017.
      Arthur Protásio is an accountant and storyteller. Screenwriter at TV Globo and creative director of Fableware, an independent production company specialized in developing cross-platform and transmedia content. His portfolio includes the soap opera “Geração Brasil”, nominated for the Digital Emmy Award; collaborative TV show “Lazinho com você”; experiences in Virtual Reality, “Angest” and “O rastro VR”; novels “Negra cicatriz” and “Jogador de mil fases”; games “Cavaleiro do zodíaco: cosmo cards, holodrive”, “GUTS” and “Sword legacy: omen”, finalist at festivals BIG, Indie Prize, Quo Vadis and winner of Best Narrative at SB Games.
      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).

    How to Set up a Script Room?

    Authors: Lucas Paraizo, Mariana Trench and Renata Martins

    Mediation: Gustavo Gontijo

    August 11, 2 p.m., at Centro de Pesquisa e Formação – SESC



    In recent years, series have become an instant hit in the audiovisual narrative, with a public eager for releases worldwide. The growth in the number of players and productions is remarkable, and with it, a new form of creation has been established, almost as a rule, for TV series: script rooms. In general, without a sharp and hardworking team, it would be impossible to handle the volume of work – the need to write all the episodes of a given series within the required deadlines. But what is the ideal model of a script room? Who should
    be present, and doing what? What is the hierarchy of a script room? Is it collective or led creation? What should be created inside the room and what kind of work should be taken home by the screenwriter? What should be the paths taken by a screenwriter from the original idea to the editing room? Experienced screenwriters Lucas Paraizo, Mariana Trench and Renata Martins will debate these topics under the mediation of Gustavo Gontijo.



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    • Lucas Paraizo

    • Mariana Trench

    • Renata Martins

    • Gustavo Gontijo

    • Lucas Paraizo is a screenwriter graduated from PUC-Rio and EICTV/Cuba, with a postgraduate degree from Escola de Cinema da Catalunya and a master's degree in Performing Arts from Universidad de Barcelona. For TV, he wrote the series “A teia, “O caçador”, “O rebu” and “Justiça”. He is currently the final writer of the series “Sob pressão”. He is the author of the book “Palavra de roteirista” and professor of scriptwriting at PUC and EICTV. For cinema, he wrote “Laura, Gabriel e a montanha” and “Domingo”, by Fellipe Barbosa; “Divinas divas” by Leandra Leal; “Aos teus olhos”, by Carolina Jabor; “Macabro” by Marcos Prado and “Divino amor” by Gabriel Mascaro.
      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 wrote nine TV series, including “Pedro e Bianca” (winner of the International Emmy Kids Awards in 2014).
      Renata Martins holds a Bachelor's degree in Film and a Post-Graduate degree in Art Languages from USP. Creator of the award-winning web series “Empoderadas”. She was part of the scriptwriting team of the series “Pedro e Bianca”, winner of the Ibero-American and International Prix Jeunesse. She directed and edited the short film “Aquém das nuvens”, awarded and screened in more than ten countries. She coordinated the development of the series “Rua nove”. For theater, she wrote IDA, of Cia Coletivo Negro. She also wrote the script of short film “Sem asas”, in production. She coordinated the production of the first National Seminar "Black Women in the Audiovisual", in 2017. She collaborated with the scriptwriting team of “Malhação - viva a diferença”.
      Graduated in Economics at UFRJ, Gustavo Gontijo started working as screenwriter at Globo in 2000, writing several programs such as “Video Show”, “TV Globinho”, “Roberto Carlos Especial”, also creating “Estação Globo” with Ivete Sangalo. In 2014, he was invited to the management of the Dramaturgia Semanal area, developing series such as “Sob Pressão” (first Brazilian series selected for the Toronto International Film Festival), “Carcereiros” (Grand Jury Award of MIPTV of Cannes 2017 as Best Series of the Year), “Mister Brau”, “Vade Retro”, “Supermax”, “Ilha de Ferro”, among others.

    What Does a Showrunner Do?

    Authors: Carolina Jabor, Marcia Vinci and Pedro Aguilera

    Mediation: Giuliano Cedroni

    August 11, 4:30 p.m., at Centro de Pesquisa e Formação – SESC



    A fundamental question involving the artistic conduction of a TV series is the definition of showrunner: the person who is responsible for the project as a whole, from the script to the finalization. In the consolidated US market, generally, this person is the scriptwriter who created the series, and is responsible for the script, budget, shooting and finalization, ensuring that his/her vision as a creator is maintained throughout the process. But in Brazil, is it possible to say that there is a market for showrunners? And what are the qualities needed for a screenwriter to become a showrunner? Is writing the scripts enough, or is there a need for experience in other areas of production? The panel includes producers, directors and screenwriters, all experienced in the production of series: Carolina Jabor, Marcia Vinci and Felipe Braga, mediated by Giuliano Cedroni.



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    • Carolina Jabor

    • Giuliano Cedroni

    • Marcia Vinci

    • Pedro Aguilera

    • Carolina Jabor is a stage director, producer and partner of production company Conspiração since 2000. “Aos teus olhos” (2018), her second feature film, highlights the controversial topic of social media slandering. Well received by the critics, the film ran the circuit of national and international festivals, being chosen by the jury as the best fiction film of the 41st edition of Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo and winner of four awards at Festival do Rio. Her debut film, “Boa sorte” (2014), starred Deborah Secco and João Pedro Zappa. In 2008, she co-directed the documentary “O mistério do samba”, with Lula Buarque de Hollanda, about the Velha Guarda da Portela, screened at Cannes and voted Best Documentary by Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro. For TV, she signed the direction of episodes of the series “Magnífica 70” (HBO), about the “Boca do Lixo” universe during the dictatorship. In 2018, Carolina signed the artistic direction of “Desnude”, first TV series of the platform Hysteria, a creative group formed only by women within Conspiração.
      Giuliano Cedroni is the development director of PRODIGO FIlms and director of "Outros Tempos_Velhos", an HBO series that just won "Best Documental Series" at the 12º FIESP/SESI prize of Cinema and TV. Giuliano started his career in photojournalism content, migrated to news stories and later became editorial director of “Trip” magazine. In 2007, he left the newsrooms to study scriptwriting in Argentina, and began developing projects for TV and cinema. Since then, he has written, coordinated script rooms and/or produced “Oscar Freire 279” (Multishow), “Passionais” (Mais Globosat), “Copa Hotel” (GNT), “Outros tempos 1 and 2” (HBO), “Work in progress 1 and 2” (Arte1), “O guia” (NatGeo) and “FDP” (HBO), winner of the APCA award for fiction series. For cinema, he wrote the documentaries “Coração vagabundo”, “Trinta” and “Motoboys_vida loca”. He recently created and coordinated the script room for “Coisa mais linda”, for Netflix, to be released in 2019 – and directed the documentary series “Rompendo o silêncio” (HBO), to be released in 2018.
      Partner and producer of Coiote Produções with more than 20 years producing and leading independent projects for TV and cinema, Marcia specialized in fiction series and documentaries. The executive producer clearly understands the channels' needs, which means that her projects have quality and focus on results. She has worked at Radar, Mixer, GNT/Globosat channel and O2 Filmes. Among her main works, the fictional series “Felizes para sempre?”, “Psi”, “Lili, a eX” and the documentary series “A verdade de cada um” and “A vaga”, and the feature films “Pescadores de pérola”, “Gretchen – filme estrada”.
      Pedro Aguilera is a scriptwriter, graduated from ECA-USP. He created and is a screenwriter of “3%”, original series by Netflix. Since 2007 he has been writing for TV on projects such as “SOS Fada Manu”, nominated for the International Emmy Awards, “Historietas assombradas”, “Vida de estagiário” and “Sítio do picapau amarelo”. He wrote the feature films “Copa de elite”, “La vingança” and “Historietas assombradas”.

    The Script and the Place of Speech

    With Anna Muylaert, Marton Olympio and Paulo Lins

    Mediation: Juliana Vicente

    August 13, 7:00 p.m., at Centro de Pesquisa e Formação – SESC



    In the current historical and political context, the discussion about the place of speech in fiction is increasingly present. Questions abound: who can write about whom? Should writers feel free to talk about social positions they do not belong to? Write about dramas they have not experienced? Or has the author’s proximity to the portrayed universe become increasingly important? The panel will discuss screenwriters’ challenges in light of visible and urgent changes in society. At the panel: Anna Muylaert, Marton Olympio and Paulo Lins, mediated by the screenwriter and director Juliana Vicente.



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    • Anna Muylaert

    • Marton Olympio

    • Paulo Lins

    • Juliana Vicente

    • Anna was born in 1964 in São Paulo, Brazil. She is currently the most celebrated female director of Brazilian cinema. She is also a screenwriter and producer specialized in cinema and television content. In the 1990s, she was part of the creation team of “Castelo Ra-Tim-Bum”, one of the most successful Brazilian TV series for children of all time, which influenced an entire generation. She is known internationally for the film “Que horas ela volta?” (2015), winner of the Jury award at the Sundance Film Festival and also the Panorama Audience Award at the 2015 Berlinale, and sold to more than 30 countries. The film was also included in the top five foreign-language films by the National Film Board, among other 27 international awards. Anna directed and produced 5 feature films, through her company África Filmes. She is currently in the development stage of her new feature film, “O clube das mulheres de negócio”. Since 2016, she has been a member of the Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
      Marton Olympio is a director and screenwriter, author of the last season of “Cidade dos homens” (2018), screenwriter of the series “Os experientes” (2019), all for TV Globo. He also wrote the feature film “Sequestro relâmpago” (2018), by Tata Amaral, Globo Filmes. He began his career in 2010 with the series “Musas”, screened by Canal Brasil, followed by “Natália 2011”, “Nota 10” e “Kogut”. In 2013, he was one of the authors of “As canalhas” – Best TV Show – “Veja” Magazine / 2014 and Prêmio Contigo de TV Finalist – for GNT and screenwriter of “Santo Forte” (Prêmio Telas for Best Fiction Series) for Moonshot / AXN, besides the new season of “Canalhas” 2015 in GNT. In 2016, he was the final writer of “Prata da casa”, with Diogo Vilela, for FOX Channel, finalist of the Prémio Fénix in Mexico and “Natalia 2”, 2017.  
      Paulo Lins is a poet, novelist, screenwriter for cinema and television and licensed professor in Portuguese and Brazilian Language by Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Author of the novels: “Sob o Sol”, “Cidade de Deus” (adapted screenplay nominated for an Oscar), “Esses poetas”, “Desde que o samba é samba” and “Era uma vez”. As screenwriter, he worked on the films: “Orfeu da Conceição” with Cacá Diegues, “Quase dois irmãos” with Lúcia Murat (Winner of the APCA Award for best screenplay), “Era uma vez” with Breno Silveira and “Estrada 47” by Vicente Ferraz. For television, he co-wrote and co-directed the series “Cidade dos homens” with Kátia Lundi. He worked on the script for the series “Suburbia” with Luiz Fernando Carvalho, worked as scriptwriter in the series “Carcereiros” and as a collaborator in the soap opera “I love Paraisópolis”, both Rede Globo productions.
      She is a film director, producer and founder of Preta Portê Filmes. Graduated in Cinema from FAAP and EICTV in Cuba, she directed the short film “Cores e botas”, screened worldwide at more than 50 festivals. As guest director, she joined the Berlinale Talents (2015) group at the Berlin Film Festival, the same year she was awarded for the co-production “A terra e a sombra” at Cannes. In 2016, she received funding from Rumos Itaú Cultural for the production of the feature film “Diálogos” com Ruth de Souza, currently in production, and is developing the script for her first feature film, “Cores de maio”, contemplated by Spcine doctoring funding scheme and participant of BrLab 2017. For TV, in 2017 she released the documentary series “Afronta!, in partnership with Canal Futura, and directed the 13th season of the series “Espelho”, by Lázaro Ramos, broadcast on Canal Brasil.

    Scriptwriting for Global Audiences

    With Pedro Aguilera and Rodrigo Teixeira

    Mediation: Thiago Dottori

    August 14, 7 p.m., at Centro de Pesquisa e Formação – SESC


    In an increasingly globalized world, stories cross borders more easily and quickly. But are there specific types of stories that appeal to audiences around the world? What kinds of dramas, genres and themes are capable of reaching audiences in different countries? Is there any kind of demand for local stories with global reach? How to identify a good story that can travel? The panel will feature producer Rodrigo Teixeira, a Brazilian who has produced films of different nationalities, and screenwriter Pedro Aguilera, creator of the global hit “3%”, mediated by screenwriter Thiago Dottori.



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    • Pedro Aguilera

    • Rodrigo Teixeira

    • Thiago Dottori

    • Pedro Aguilera is a scriptwriter, graduated from ECA-USP. He created and is a screenwriter of “3%”, original series by Netflix. Since 2007 he has been writing for TV on projects such as “SOS Fada Manu”, nominated for the International Emmy Awards, “Historietas assombradas”, “Vida de estagiário” and “Sítio do picapau amarelo”. He wrote the feature films “Copa de elite”, “La vingança” and “Historietas assombradas”.
      He is the founder of RT Features, a film and television production company and producer.  Among other productions, RT Features produced the feature films “Abismo Prateado” (2010), “Frances Ha” (2013), “Alemão” (2014), “A bruxa” (2016), “Severina” (2017) and “Call me by your name” (2017). In 2016, Rodrigo joined the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the, responsible for the Oscars. He is currently finalizing two projects, “Ad astra” (2019) by James Gray and “A vida invisível” (2019) by Karim Ainouz.
      Thiago Dottori has been a screenwriter since 99. He wrote more than 80 episodes for TV series such as “Destino São Paulo” (HBO), “Segredos de justiça” (TV Globo), “Desencontros” (Sony), “Entre o céu e a terra” (TV Brasil) and “Dicionário de Emília” (TV Globo). He wrote with Contardo Calligaris all the episodes of the 4 seasons of the series “Psi” (HBO), nominated to the International Emmy as Best Drama. He is one of the creators of the series “Pedro e Bianca” (TV Cultura), winner of the Emmy Kids International and Prix Jeneusse as best series for children and young people. For cinema, he signs the scripts of feature films “Vips” (Best Film at Festival do Rio), “Os 3”, “Trago comigo” and the comedy “La vingança”. He is the screenwriter of “Laços”, first live-action of “Turma da Mônica”, to be released in January 2019. He works as screenwriter for TV Globo, and is currently writing a comedy about paternity with Antônio Prata, Bruna Paixão and Chico Mattoso, to be released in 2018.

    Scriptwriting for the Internet

    Authors: Tatá Lopes, Pedro Esteves and Manuela Bernardi

    Mediation: Leo Garcia

    August 15, 7 p.m., at Centro de Pesquisa e Formação – SESC



    A growing field for a screenwriter’s work is the Internet. Through channels on Youtube or viewing on social networks, the audience on mobile phones and tablets is skyrocketing. But is there a specific way of writing videos for the Internet? How can the experts in this field help screenwriters who want to turn a story viral and get millions of views? The panel invites the screenwriter specialist on Social Video Manuela Bernardi, Pedro Esteves, one of the screenwriters of “Porta dos fundos” – the most successful Brazilian Internet channel – and screenwriter Tatá Lopes – from the humor channel “Minutos de Sabedoria” on Youtube, with more than one million views – mediated by screenwriter Leo Garcia.


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    • Tatá Lopes

    • Pedro Esteves

    • Manuela Bernardes

    • Leo Garcia

    • Tatá Lopes is an actress, producer, writer and screenwriter. She is the author, producer, director and actress of the show “Surto”, with more than one million spectators. She participated in several tv shows at Rede Globo, as well as the TV shows “Jornal sensacionalista” and “Alucinadas”, at Multishow. She is the author of “Crônicas de um blog abandonado”. She also participates in Washington Olivetto's book “O primeiro a gente nunca esquece”. She signs with Adeline Ramalho the Youtube humor channel “Minutos de sabedoria”, with more than one million views. She signs one of the episodes of “Canalhas”, a GNT series. She is currently a writer of the new “Zorra”, from Rede Globo.
      Pedro Esteves is one of the names that make up the small team of screenwriters of the channel “Porta dos Fundos”. An actor for 15 years, he has always had a way for humor. After a few years producing comedy videos on the internet, he eventually worked on the team of “Sensacionalista” channel, where he further developed his talent for comedy. Currently he works alongside Fabio Porchat, João Vicente de Castro, Gregório Duvivier and Antonio Tabet in the creation of the channel's videos, as well as series, films and other large projects.
      Manuela Bernardi is a writer and screenwriter. She wrote TV series for Globo, GNT, Multishow, TBS and History Channel. She was a consultant at the 2017 NETLABTV competition, and she taught the Social Video workshop in three cities. She recently developed a mobile phone series for Studio +. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from PUC-Rio, and a Master's degree in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, through a Fulbright/CAPES scholarship.
      Leo Garcia is a partner of Coelho Voador. Master in Screenwriting (UPSA - Salamanca, Spain), he wrote the series “Sapore d'Italia” (RBS), “Bocheiros” (Prime Box Brazil) and “Werner e os mortos” (Canal Brasil). Highlight for the animated short film “Ed”, selected for more than 100 festivals and winner of 27 awards. In 2014, Leo was selected for the Berlinale Talents. In 2018, he released two feature films in theaters, which he wrote and produced: the fiction film “Em 97 era assim”, and the documentary “A vida extraordinária de Tarso de Castro”, which he also co-directed. Leo is the director general of FRAPA, the largest Latin American Script Festival.

    Animation Script

    With Arnaldo Branco, Phil Parker and Zé Brandão

    Mediation: Keka Reis

    August 16, 7 p.m., at Centro de Pesquisa e Formação – SESC



    Another genre that has been growing exponentially in number of productions in Brazil is animation. How does this genre work and what are its particularities in writing? Are there essential differences between writing live-action and animation? Is it necessary to specialize? For this panel, we invite the English screenwriter Phil Parker, who in the company of writers Arnaldo Branco and Zé Brandão will discuss screenwriting for animation, mediated by screenwriter Keka Reis.



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    • Arnaldo Branco

    • Phil Parker

    • Zé Brandão

    • Keka Reis

    • Arnaldo Branco, wrote and directed the series “Overdose” (MTV); he worked as screenwriter at TV Globo and is currently a writer of the series “Irmão do Jorel” (Cartoon Network), “Gigablaster” (Gloob), “Greg news” (HBO), “Terminadores” (Band, TNT and Netflix) and “Os Juacas” (Disney XD, SBT).
      Phil Parker is one of Europe's leading content development consultants - productions include “Wallace and Gromit - curse of the were rabbit” e Terry Prachett's  “Hogfather”. Co-wrote “Manou”, an animated feature currently in production. Developed “Bach in Brazil’ a live action German/Brazilian feature with first time director Ansgher Ahlers, 16 week run in German cinemas in 2016. He founded the UK's most successful screenwriting course. Graduates went on to win several BAFTA's, a Palme D'Or and be Oscar nominated. Author of the “Art and science of screenwriting’. He is currently working on projects from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, and the UK.
      Zé Brandão is a founding partner of Copa Studio, one of the largest animation production companies in Latin America. He is executive producer and screenwriter of the series “Irmão do Jorel”, by Juliano Enrico, top ranked at the Cartoon Network in terms of audience. He is a producer, author and director of the series “Tromba trem”, exhibited in more than 20 countries. He worked as animation director in the series “Historietas assombradas (para crianças malcriadas)” and signs the executive production of three new animated series premiering in 2018 and 2019. He is a coordinator of the project "Estúdio Escola de Animação", which teaches free courses in Rio de Janeiro.
      Screenwriter and playwright Keka Reis studied radio and television at Unesp and began her career at MTV in the 1990s, where she wrote, produced and directed TV shows of different types and formats. She has been a freelance screenwriter since 2006 and has written animation series for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids, Gloob and Disney Channel. She was a member of the eighth team of Núcleo de Dramaturgia do Sesi/British Council and released his first book, “O dia em que minha vida mudou por causa de um chocolate comprado nas Ilhas Maldivas”, in 2017, by Editora Seguinte, the young label of Companhia das Letras. The book sequence is expected to be released in the second half of 2018.

    Eliseo em 100 Perguntas

    Authors: Eliseo Altunaga, Julio Rojas and Iana Cossoy Paro.



    For Julio Rojas, author of the book “Eliseo em 100 perguntas”, a conversation with Eliseo Altunaga corresponds to a class on scriptwriting, cinema, life and cultural connections. Based on fragments of the conversations documented in the publication, finally released in Portuguese with the BrLab label, this panel proposes a meeting of the author of the book with his subject and Iana Cossoy Paro, collaborator of Eliseo and translator of the Brazilian edition of the book. The panel will be followed by an autograph session with Altunaga and Rojas during the Brazilian launch of the book.

    • Eliseo Altunaga

    • Julio Rojas

    • Iana Cossoy Paro

    • Dean of the Screenplay program at one of the most important audiovisual schools in the world, EICTV - Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba, Eliseo Altunaga is also Associate Professor at the Universidade de Havana’s Faculdade de Arte de Meios de Comunicação Audiovisual. Having taught courses in several countries around the world, such as Guatemala, Chile, Spain and Nicaragua, Eliseo was honored for his career and contribution to cinema, particularly Chilean cinema, at the 27th Festival Internacional de Cinema de Viña del Mar. His work as a screenwriter, or script consultant, includes feature films, television series and soap operas, such as: “Violeta se fue a los cielos”, nominated for the Goya Award and winner at the Huelva and Sundance festivals, “Machuca”, “Tony Manero”, “Neruda”, “No” (nominated for an Oscar for Foreign Film in 2013) and “Una mujer fantástica”, winner of the 2018 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
      Julio Rojas is a screenwriter of feature films such as “Mi mejor enemigo”, nominated for the Goya Award for Best Ibero-American Film (2006); “En la cama”, Espiga de Oro for Best Film in Valladolid, and nominated for the Goya Award for Best Ibero-American Film (2007); “La vida de los peces”, Colón de Plata for Best Screenplay 2010 in Huelva and Goya 2012 for Best Ibero-American Film, and “La memoria del agua” (Venice Days, 2015), among others. He has worked as fiction content director for TV, and a professor at several Chilean and foreign universities, as wells as a visiting professor at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television de San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba, for over fifteen years. Julio Rojas is also a script consultant, having worked with several internationally awarded films. He is currently the fiction development coordinator of “Fábula”. As a writer, he has just published his first novel “El visitante extranjero” (Penguin Random House, 2018).
      Screenwriter, with a Master’s degree in Media and Audiovisual Processes from ECA-USP. Graduated in Cinema at EICTV. She co-wrote with film director Marcelo Muller the feature film “Eu te levo” (2017). She collaborated in the script of “As duas Irenes” (2017), directed by Fabio Meira. 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.