Television Business International

UFA Fiction exec transfers to Beta

Scripted-logo-460_2Friedemann GoezBeta Film has tapped a producer from German compatriot UFA Fiction to become its international development and coproduction chief.

Friedemann Goez has been named executive for German, European and international developments and coproductions.

Goez was previously at UFA Fiction, where he worked on series such as Beta coproduction The Same Sky, which is from Paula Milne and Oliver Hirschbiegel.

Beta has been working on big ticket ARD and Sky Germany drama Babylon Berlin, to which Netflix has acquired US and Australian rights.

Moritz von Kruedener, managing director of Beta, said: “Beta’s growing involvement in international TV production requires not only experience and a good sense for storytelling, but also team spirit and strong personal skills. Friedemann combines all these qualities to help contribute to Beta’s future production engagements.”

Distributor Beta has a portfolio of more than 15,000 hours.