Elly Vervloet is the international drama expert of VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster (Belgium). As part of VRT’s drama strategy, it is the ambition to make high quality drama with international appeal and potential. Therefore, Vervloet takes up the responsibility to find international financing partners and to set up international co-productions. It is her role to build an international network, to introduce VRT as a strong drama-partner and to share her expertise within the company, in order to create a sustainable drama strategy that reinforces the local ecosystem.
After a degree in Communication science at the University of Leuven, Vervloet began her career at VRT in 1994. She worked at the news department for 12 years. Later, she was commissioning editor for news, reality and fiction. She commissioned, amongst others, Salamander, Team Chocolate and Beau Séjour; series that travel the world. Before taking up her current position, she was business manager TV.
Vervloet combines her work for VRT with being coordinator of EBU Drama; an initiative that helps European Public Broadcasters to network, coproduce and access world class drama.