Bavaria Fiction


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 […]

Leonine-backed Wiedemann & Berg TV hires Bavaria Fiction creative chief

Bavaria Fiction’s chief creative officer Oliver Vogel has joined Wiedemann & Berg TV (W&B Television), the prodco that has been behind Netflix drama drama and which was acquired by fast-growing German group Leonine earlier this year. Vogel will become MD at W&B Television from 1 February 2021 with a remit to expand the development, acquisition […]

Show of the week: Dark Woods

German drama has become increasingly sought after over the past couple of years and Dark Woods (aka Das Geheimnis Des Totenwaldes) is another worth taking a look at. The 6 x 45 minute series has been inspired by the real-life disappearance of a woman in the German region of Lower Saxony and is set during […]

Scripted Hot Pick: Dark Woods

German drama has become increasingly sought after over the past couple of years and Dark Woods (aka Das Geheimnis Des Totenwaldes) is another worth taking a look at. The 6 x 45 minute series has been inspired by the real-life disappearance of a woman in the German region of Lower Saxony and is set during […]

A “new game” for German drama

The floodgates have opened for premium German drama after a comparatively slow start in the high-end TV market, and now producers and distributors are thinking about getting ahead of the competition. Kaltrina Bylykbashi reports Premium German drama made for an international audience has seen a steady but sharp rise in the past two years, as […]