Jarmo Lampela has been working as the Head of Drama at YLE, the national public broadcasting company in Finland, since 2015. He has formerly worked as a scriptwriter and directed numerous productions for cinema, television, and theatre since 1992. His recent mini-series for YLE Ihan Sama (Whatever) was nominated for Best Children and Youth Programme at the 2015 national Venla TV awards. As Head of Drama he is responsible for in-house drama development and production for television and radio. He also oversees external TV dramas.
Over the last years YLE has aimed to increase their international co-productions, and over 11 different series that have been produced or are in production with 9 different countries. Another focus point is to create and produce Finnish drama, giving opportunities to new, young professionals.
Jarmo Lampela will be joining the signature session at THIS SERIES – Meet the Nordic Drama Bosses 2021 on October 29, 2021.
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