Milica Zivanovic

Activity: Creator, Writer
Nationality: Serbian
Lives in: Berlin, Germany & Belgrade, Serbia
Writing languages: Serbian, English
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Gangsters, Period


I was born 1989 in Belgrade, Serbia: too late to taste the sweet life of socialism – yet spot on to experience all the bloody consequences of its downfall. Through wars, sanctions and never-ending public unrest in that isolated country, Hollywood movies became my window to the world. I had my first crush for serial storytelling, falling for Latin-American telenovelas alongside my granny passionately cursing and cheering at all those characters.

It’s those times when I felt the power of storytelling. Ever since I can remember this, I wanted to create worlds myself.

I studied screenwriting in Belgrade and soon realized to work my craft so that I can share my stories and emotions across borders. I participated in numerous script workshops, such as Sources2, Sarajevo Talents, EAVE and Midpoint, where I developed and created my 90ies gangster-show TURBO, which was presented in the 2020 Series Mania co-production-forum pitch.

After creating my first TV show, I decided to enroll in the Serial Eyes program to learn much more about the trade of professional serialized storytelling and how to be the best use in the writer’s room – a room I love so much!

Finishing Serial Eyes I decided to stay in Berlin, Germany where I work and live. I write in English and Serbian and speak and read German fluently with a Goethe-Zertifikat B2 that enables me to enjoy even German language writer’s rooms.

2021 / Turbo / Creator, Writer
High-end Gangster Series / Little Kong Films Berlin, Sense Production Belgrade, Eccho Rights Stockholm (IN DEVELOPMENT)
Series Mania Co-Production Market 2020, supported by Creative MEDIA Europe

2021 / Cargo / Writer
Drama Feature / Goldkind Filmproduktion, Munich & TV60, Munich (IN DEVELOPMENT)

2022 / Showtime / Writer
Christmas Family Feature / Little Kong Films, Berlin & Sense Production, Belgrade (IN DEVELOPMENT)
supported by Creative MEDIA Europe & IDM South Tyrol

2015 / Maestro / Writer
Documentary Biography Drama / LHVS Productions, Belgrade (directed by Boško Milosavljević)

2019-2020 / Serial Eyes Programme / Berlin
Europe’s first postgraduate TV writing & production program

2018 / MIDPOINT TV LAUNCH Workshop
Participant as writer and co-creator of the Serbian gangster-drama TURBO
Winner of the C21 Award for best project at the MIDPOINT section of the Sarajevo Film Festival 2018 and Series Mania Co-Pro Market 2020

Participant of the script station and Sarajevo Talents as writer of the project SHOWTIME

2017 / SOURCES 2 Script Workshop
Participant as writer of the project SHOWTIME

2014 / EAVE Producer’s Workshop
Participant as writer of the fiction-project SOTTO VOCE

2013-2016 / Master in Theory of Dramatic Arts / Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade, Serbia

2009-2013 / Studies in Script- and Playwriting / Faculty of Dramatic Arts Belgrade, Serbia

2020 / 2 MINUTES, StickUp Filmproduktion / Writers’ Room