Netflix Adaptation Lab

Netflix Adaptation Lab is a workshop and production program in collaboration with Netflix Turkey, Impact Hub istanbul and Tatino Films, aiming to develop the capacity of writers and producers to adapt different genres of works into series format and to create new adaptation projects.

With Netflix Adaptation Lab, we aim to increase the quality of series adaptations made in the world and in our country, and to facilitate producers and writers to produce at global standards in adaptation.


Application process has ended

Netflix Adaptation Lab’s application process between 27 March – 12 April 2023 has ended. If you have any questions about the program or have a message for us, you can fill out the form below.


Participant Profile

The program accepted applications from two different categories:

1. Independent writers who want to gain experience in adaptation

This category welcomes applications from writers who do not have an adaptation project in development, but would like to develop their skills and experience by working in this field. It is not necessary to have worked on an adaptation project before, but professional writing experience is a prerequisite.

2. Creators or creative teams with an existing fiction adaptation project

This category was open to applications from authors and teams who had an adaptation project in development and wanted to take it to the next stages with the support of mentors. Authors and teams wishing to apply for this category should have decided on the work to be adapted, acquired the adaptation rights and developed their ideas on how to adapt the work.


About Mentors

Ludovica Rampoldi (Italy)

Ludovica Rampoldi is a screenwriter who has written for many TV series and feature films. In the field of adaptation, she drew attention with her adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Slam for the film directed by Andrea Molaioli. He was also part of the script team for the film adaptation of Roberto Saviano’s novel Gomorrah, which was sold in 190 countries. He co-produced the 1992 and 1993 series for Sky, writing the screenplays for all episodes.

Three episodes of the Israeli series In Treatment as part of the team that adapted the season for the Italian market. In 2022 he wrote 6 episodes of The Gymnasts, an adaptation of Ilaria Bernardini’s novel, for Paramount. His last work was the crime-comedy series The Bad Guy, which premiered on Amazon Prime in December 2022. Ludovica has worked with some of the greatest contemporary Italian filmmakers, including Bernardo Bertolucci and Marco Tullio Giordana. She recently collaborated twice with Marco Bellochio on the mini-series Exterior Night (Cannes 2022). He is a lecturer at the Rome Film School.

Lukasz M. Maciejewski (Poland)

Lukasz M. Maciejewski is the screenwriter of Marcin Koszalka’s first feature film, The Red Spider. His second feature film was The Getaway King, directed by Mateusz Rakowicz, which won the Best Screenplay Award at the Koszalin Film Festival. Broys, co-written with director Marcin Filipowicz, was his third feature film. He is the lead writer of the series based on Szczepan Twardoch’s acclaimed novel The King of Warsaw, directed by Jan P. Matuszynski and broadcast by Canal+.

Davide Serino (Italy)

Rome-based screenwriter Davide Serino began his professional career with the Sky original period dramas “1992” and “1993”. His latest projects include Marco Bellocchio’s first series project “Esterno Notte”, which premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, the feature film “Ti mangio il cuore”, which premiered at the 2022 Venice Film Festival, and the Amazon original series “The Bad Guy”, which he co-created. He is currently preparing for the project “M. Son of the Century”, a series adaptation of the Premio Strega* award-winning novel about Mussolini. “M. Son of the Century” will be directed by Joe Wright. Davide is also developing series projects in France and Germany.

* The Strega Prize is the most prestigious Italian literary award.

Impact of the program

With Netflix Adaptation Lab, our impact focus is to ensure that the series developed in Turkey reach international standards in terms of technical skills and content, and to create a space for the creation and development of quality series in Turkey and abroad. Within the scope of the first programme, we received 200 applications from various parts of Turkey. We provided 10 selected writers with a 4-month training/mentorship process accompanied by international mentors.



4 months