Autentic orders four factual shows as Go Button partnership expands

German factual producer and distributor Autentic is expanding its long-term partnership with Canadian prodco Go Button Media with the commission of four new series. All the shows are aimed at a global audience and will begin production this year, coming as Autentic seeks to expand its financing activities, by backing projects in the early stages of […]

Studio 100 Media hires Red Arrow, Autentic alum for sales in Americas & Europe

Germany-based Studio 100 Media has hired former Red Arrow Studios International (RASI) and Autentic exec Fabrice Laventure-Darival to work across its international distribution efforts. Laventure-Darival joins as sales exec with immediate effect and is responsible for all global distribution activities for Canada, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Latin America. He reports to Dorian Bühr, head […]

TBI In Conversation: Autentic MD on the future of factual

Autentic MD Patrick Hörl tells Richard Middleton how his German factual producer and distributor responded to surging demand as Covid-19 landed and why co-productions and streamers are key. When the severity of the global pandemic hit countries outside of China in March, the long-term impacts were not front of mind. Over the course of just […]

News round-up: Autentic orders from Canada’s Go Button; Raiders Of The Lost Past return to BBC;  Blend Media launches ‘extended reality’ market

Autentic welcomes Go Button’s ‘Animal Within’ German factual channel and content business Autentic has commissioned a 4K show exploring the wonders of the animal world. The Animal Within (6 x 60-minutes) is from Canada’s Go Button Media and explores how centuries of evolution have created incredible over-achievers in the animal world. It will premiere on […]

Autentic ups Sky Vision alum after sales and production rejig

Beta Film’s non-fiction producer and distributor Autentic is rejigging the senior management team at its production and programme sales division, promoting a former Sky Vision exec and appointing a Bilderfest producer. Mirjam Strasser will become head of sales and acquisitions at Autentic Distribution from January 1, working from the company’s main offices in Munich. She […]

Autentic buys WDR out of distribution JV

Munich-basesd Autentic is taking full control of the international distribution company it runs with WDR Mediagroup. The deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, is scheduled to close on January 1, 2018, and will see Autentic Distribution become a fully-owned Autentic company. Autentic, in turn, is part of drama distributor Beta Film. Following close […]

Autentic declares War on Drugs in Cannes

German distributor Autentic is launching factual special King of Cocaland – UN Losing War on Drugs at MIPCOM. The doc follows UN employee Jochen Wiese (pictured) as he tries to oversee projects designed to precent the cultivation of cocaine in Peru. The Wilfried Huismann film looks at the success of Wiese and the UN initiatives […]

Autentic to bringing Mafia Queens to market

German distributor Autentic will launch doc series Mafia Queens and Children of Dictators at MIPDoc and MIPTV. The 4x52mins Autentic and Spot Production series Children of Dictators interviews the offspring of infamous dictators including Lucia Pinochet in Chile, Jaffar Amin in Uganda and Bettina Goering. Another four parter for the market is Mafia Queens, which delves in the […]

BBC Worldwide, Spiegel strike partnership

BBC Worldwide and Spiegel have inked a deal that will see the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster provide a range of programming to the German publishing group’s TV channels over several years. The agreement will see Spiegel take a large number of factual titles from the BBC’s commercial arm for its Spiegel Geschichte and […]