26th – 31st march, 2023

MediaXchange’s flagship programme enters its 24th year of examining best practices applied to creating and producing drama series

An intense, week-long schedule, with US showrunners, writers, producers and development executives, will be spent connecting with the group of international participants to transfer informative insights from the US creative process

ONLINE webinar series 


Showrunning Forensics will examine specific themes in the creative process as analysed by US and international Showrunners.

A selected theme will be put under the microscope in each 1 hour session to dissect the essential elements in creating, developing, producing and sustaining successful drama series.


developing the role of the writer/producer in the management of shows
with jeff melvoin

14th & 15th march

A 2-day Module aimed to provide a comprehensive picture of how a show is managed by the key creative team of creator, showrunner and executive producers, using the example of the American tradition of writer/producers


“Thank you very much for the opportunity to take part in the Lab

I loved the atmosphere, I enjoyed the programme and I valued the possibility to meet real experts in TV drama

And it was fun, as well! I would have liked to stay the whole week”

Jan Maxa

Director, Content Development, Czech TV

“Thank you for organising such an inspiring week! It was a pleasure to be part of it and have the opportunity to soak up those amazing speakers’ words of wisdom

I feel creatively refuelled and pleasingly full of custard creams”

Laura Neal

Writer, UK
Advanced Writing for Television Drama

“I really enjoyed it. I’d love to stay involved with it. It’s such a fantastic scheme”

Sally Abbott

Writer, UK
Advanced Writing in Television

“Thank you so much for having me at NEM, it was a great event and I look forward to being part of future MediaXchange events”

Lars Lundström

Writer/ Creator “Real Humans”, Sweden

“The week in Los Angeles was work and fun at the same time, it was also amazing and inspiring

Katrina and the team of MediaXchange made it a flawless and smooth experience and the schedule was so meticulously planned that I could focus on the one thing I came to Los Angeles for – to pitch my project

Highly recommended for anyone who still dares to dream big”

Christian Limmer

Writer, Germany
Connect to Hollywood

“I’ve left Los Angeles overwhelmed by the outcome of the week and deeply motivated to push my project to the next level”

Tillmann Roth

Connect to Hollywood