StudioCanal acquires Germany’s Lailaps Films

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French production and distribution firm StudioCanal has acquired German prodco Lailaps Films for its growing portfolio of production companies.

StudioCanal and Nils Dünker’s Munich-based Lailaps have been working together for many years, as the French outfit expands into high-end drama production in Germany.

Lailaps recently launched the adventure drama series Wild Republic on Magenta TV and is currently preparing Gesicht Der Erinnerung for SWR/ORF

The two companies are also co-producing the film adaptation of the Rita Falk bestseller Hannes, which will be released this fall by StudioCanal Berlin.

Nicolas Loock, MD of StudioCanal TV and Tandem Productions, commented: “Creating and producing high-quality German content is a priority for our group and very important for StudioCanal’s international strategy.

“We firmly believe that strong series and films with German DNA can be very appealing to imternational audiences. In order to grow further It was important to find just the best partner and this collaboration with Nils and his team is the result.”

“This partnership makes us one of the leading European film production and distribution companies,” added Dünker. “In times of rising budgets and increasingly complex production logistics, we couldn’t imagine a more competent and capable partner for the exciting projects ahead.”

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