Producer and script consulting Valeria Richter
Producer and script consultant Valeria Richter
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University of Copenhagen

Department of Media, Cognition & Communication

Since 2013 I work as External Lecturer at the Department of Media, Cognition & Communication at the University of Copenhagen. I teach a 14-week course in Film adaptation: craft, art, business in collaboration with Sofie Wanting Hassing.


The course focuses on various aspects of film adaptation; inspired by the steadily growing number of books, comics, plays, games and a wide variety of popular and emerging digital formats that are adapted into films, TV-series, web series and vice versa. Based on an overview of classic and recent adaptation theories and research, the course offers case studies, group work and insights into the adaptation industry, including hands-on knowledge presented by invited guests from the Danish film and publishing industry, i.e. focusing on the artistic process and collaboration (previous guests are author Morten Kirkskov and scriptwriter Bo hr. Hansen); production, financing and contractual issues (producers Nina Crone and Louise Vesth), as well as special sessions on, for example, short stories and cross media adaptation trends.

Some of the more recent theoretical books that we refer to are for example Adaptation Studies, New challenges, New directions, edited by Jørgen Bruhn, Anne Gjelsvik & Eirik Frisvold Hansen (Bloomsbury, 2013) and The Adaptation Industry. The cultural economy of contemporary literary adaptation, edited by Simone Murray (Routledge 2012).


The course is currently being adapted into shorter guest lectures and 1-3 day workshop programmes that can be tailored to specific needs and interests. If you are interested in a guest lecture or another event about adaptation you are of course welcome to contact me. Recently I collaborated with Creative Europe Denmark on planning and moderating a networking meeting on adaptations where we presented two panel talks for film producers, authors and publishers.


2008 – Producer from Super16
1997 – M.A. in Film- & Media Science, with 1-year courses in Art History/Industrial Design & German Literature/Culture Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Graduating with a thesis about the aesthetic and dramaturgic motives and themes in the films of Swedish film director, Suzanne Osten.


2001 – 2007
The Danish Film Academy
Board member/organizer yearly Robert Awards; part of film nomination Jury in 2006
2000 –2001
FAFID; representing Angel Films in the Danish Distributors Organization