Andreas Veits is a research assistant in the research project “The Aesthetics of Interactive and Pseudo Authentic Web Series” at the University of Hamburg. His PhD project “Visual Storytelling” deals with the analysis of narrative structures in visual media. He graduated from the University of Hamburg in German Literature Studies. His master thesis on focalization and representation of subjectivity in comics and graphic novels was awarded the 2012 Roland “Faelske-Prize”. Veits is a member of Hamburg’s Interdisciplinary Center for Narratology and is (co-)organizing the “Interdisciplinary Colloquium for Narrative Studies” and the “Colloquium for Comic Studies” at the University of Hamburg. Further academic research interests of Veits include serial storytelling, narration and interactivity, transmedial narratology. Recent publications: “Mit durchdrehenden Reifen: Verstörendes Erzählen in RUBBER (2010) von Quentin Dupieux”, in: S. Schlickers/V. Toro (eds.): Perturbatory Narration in Film. Deception, Paradox, Empuzzlement, Berlin/Boston/Munich: de Gruyter 2017 (forthcoming). “Telltale Games Series. Zum Verhältnis von seriellen Computerspielen und interaktiven Webserien”, in: C. Benthien/G. Klein (eds.): Übersetzen und Rahmen. Praktiken medialer Transformationen, München: Fink 2016 (in print)
After working experiences abroad in production: HBO (NYC), Addis & Wechlser (L.A.), AFTRS (Sydney), Anne begun as Commissioning Editor with in TF1 French Drama division and as Producer and Editorial Executive of TF1 Productions, Anne joined FREMANTLEMEDIA GROUP in 2006 as Head of Drama France. In 2011 she created her own label: TARONJA PROD (Newen Group) and founded the young talents incubator: TELFRANCE NETWORK. She produced fiction and digital content for Studio 4/France 4, France 3, RTBF (Belgium), ARTE France. Most recently, she produced “Osmosis”, a multi awards web series winner worldwide with 10 prizes and 15 nominations. Anne Santa Maria was part of The Producer Tool speakers along with Vimeo U.S.A and New Form Digital, U.S.A at MIPTV in April 2016: “Why Web Series will be the nouvelle vague in Fiction?”.
Carlo is the head of acquisitions of Rockzeline, specialists in international co-productions and distributors of high-quality digital series. As someone with an international background and experience in production, TV broadcasting and brand strategy, Carlo is passionate about richly scripted fiction with strong identity from all over the world. With Rockzeline, he is continually looking for new gems, realising that as long as your content is good, it's good enough for any screen, be that traditional broadcasters, SVOD and other online platforms, or even brand websites.
Prof. Dr. Markus Kuhn
Markus Kuhn is associate professor in Media Studies at the Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark, Odense. His research interests are film and transmedial narratology, web series, genre theory, biopics, transmedia storytelling, narration on the Internet, comic and animation studies, as well as factuality/fictionality. Markus Kuhn was junior professor at the University of Hamburg from 2010 to 2015, where he chaired the interdisciplinary Colloquium for Narrative Studies (ETK). In Hamburg, he still supervises a third-party funded research project on “The Aesthetics of Interactive and Pseudo-Authentic Web Series. ”He and his research team run the “WebserienBlog” (see: webserie.blogspot.de). He was jury member of the first Webfest Berlin 2015.
Recent publications include:
“Web Series between User-Generated Aesthetics and Self- Reflexive Narration: On the Diversification of Audiovisual Narration on the Internet”, in: J. Alber/P. K. Hansen (eds.): Beyond Classical Narration: Transmedial and Unnatural Challenges, Berlin/Boston: de Gruyter 2014, 137-160. “Die WG im Netz: Deutschsprachige Webserien-Genres im Spannungsfeld kultureller und medialer Transformationsprozesse”, in: I. Ritzer/P. W. Schulze (eds.): Transmediale Genre-Passagen. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven, Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2016, 431-459.