Bavaria Fiction

ITV Studios & UFA alum joins Bavaria Fiction for serial drama push

Bavaria Fiction has hired Jonas Baur from ITV Studios to work across the development and production of serial formats. Baur becomes executive producer at Bavaria and starts 1 October, reporting to Marcus Ammon, MD of content, having most recently produced the TV movie Die Tänzerin Und Der Gangster for ProSiebenSat.1. Prior to that, he worked at […]

Bavaria Fiction expands comedy push with Gerda Film & Peter Güde deal

Bavaria Fiction is moving further into comedy after striking a pact with fellow German outfit Gerda Film that will see the two companies developing programming together. Gerda, which is run by Chris Geletneky (Ladykracher) and Benjamin Seikel, will work with Peter Güde (Vorsicht vor Leuten) and Bavaria to create comedy TV series and movies. Overall responsibility for […]

RTL Germany lands ‘Dark Woods’ producers for true crime drama

RTL in Germany has unveiled a two-part drama from the team behind Dark Woods, which explores the work of Hamburg’s special response force.  Sonderlage (working title) is made up of 2 x 90-minute shows and is inspired by true events, exploring how the police respond to hostile attacks, kidnappings and hostage-taking. It is being shot in Hamburg and Berlin, with ConradFilm […]

Bavaria Fiction hires A+E alum to head new documentary unit

German scripted producer Bavaria Fiction is moving into documentaries with the launch of a new unit to be led by Emanuel Rotstein. Rotstein, who was appointed as head of documentaries last week, is responsible for setting up the non-fiction production unit at Bavaria Fiction and is in the process of putting together a development team. […]

Moritz Polter’s ITVS-backed Windlight hires Bavaria alum as production chief

Moritz Polter’s ITV Studios-backed Windlight Pictures has hired another alum from Bavaria Film, this time to lead its production efforts. Andreas Habermaier will join on 1 February as head of production for Munich-based Windlight, which was launched in 2021 by former Bavaria Fiction exec Polter. Habermaier was previously line producer of several Tatort TV movies […]

ITVS & Polter add Bavaria execs to scripted prodco

ITV Studios (ITVS) and former Bavaria Fiction exec Moritz Polter have revealed the name of their new German scripted label, which has also hired three execs – including two from his former company. The firm, first revealed in April, is called Windlight Pictures and says it will focus on German drama that resonates globally. Bavaria […]

Bavaria Fiction hires Sky exec as Manfred Haus-Pflüger exits

German prodco Bavaria Fiction has appointed Sky Deutschland exec Marcus Ammon as MD of content, as part of a reorganisation of the Munich-based firm’s top leadership. Ammon will take on responsibility for the content of all Bavaria Fiction productions and projects from the autumn, leading on the development, acquisition and exploitation of TV, streaming and film […]

Bavaria Fiction promotes Nina Maag to streaming content chief

German prodco Bavaria Fiction has promoted Nina Maag to the newly created position of head of high-end streaming content, with immediate effect. In her new role, Maag will be responsible for the development, financing and production of high-end projects for streamers and platforms, reporting to Bavaria Fiction MD Director Jan S. Kaiser. She is currently in […]

ITV Studios hire Bavaria Fiction exec for new German drama prodco

ITV Studios (ITVS) has hired Bavaria Fiction’s Moritz Polter to head up a new scripted production label in Germany. The as-yet unnamed prodco will launch later this year and has an “international scope”, ITVS said, with Moritz creating, financing and delivering “high-profile” productions for the global market. He will report to Lisa Perrin, MD of international […]

Round-up: Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’; C4 orders Woodcut serial killer doc; BBC builds ‘Jay’s Workshop’

Intl’ broadcasters enter ‘Dark Woods’ Broadcaster in the US, Canada, Spain and France have acquired German crime thriller mini-series Dark Woods, following deals with distributor Global Screen. Canal+ Group, French leading pay-TV group, acquired the show for its thriller channel Polar, while First Look Media’s streaming service, Topic, will release the series as part of […]