Bavaria Film

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 […]

Bavaria Film moves into unscripted with Story House Group acquisition

Germany’s Bavaria Film is moving into factual and unscripted programming after striking a deal to acquire two domestic production firms belonging to Story House Group. Story House Productions in Berlin and Story House Pictures in Unterföhring will both become wholly owned by Bavaria Film, following the acquisitions via Bavaria Film Content. Financial details have not […]

Sky, Bavaria prepare €25m Das Boot drama

Sky’s German arm is working on an €25 million (US$28.4 million) 8x60mins TV version of the influential movie Das Boot. The project, Das Boot – the Series, is being billed as a sequel to the 1981 movie, picking up on events that occur in the film, and has German producer Bavaria Film attached to produce. […]

Bavaria poaches Tandem exec for int’l push

Bavaria Fernsehproduktion has poached Moritz Polter from Tandem, and the new recruit will lead an international expansion effort at the German producer. Bavaria Fernsehproduktion is a subsidiary of Bavaria Film and ZDF Enterprises, and one of Germany’s most longstanding and largest production groups. Moritz takes the newly-created role of executive producer, international television series, at […]

Krampe creates Beta-backed producer

Prolific German producer Ariane Krampe has launched her own production company with the backing of Jan Mojto’s Beta Film. Ariane Krampe Filmproduktion will develop high-end telemovies and series for the German and international markets, from its base in Gruenwald, near Munich. Krampe has more than two decades experience in German production, working at companies such as […]

Bavaria Film dives into €60m funding pot

German production group Bavaria Film has signed an agreement with film financier Screenvest that will see the latter plough €60 million (US$78 million) into independent feature and television projects. Screenvest and Bavaria’s co-financing unit Bavaria Film Partners will use the cash fund to provide gap-funding to help numerous independent productions close their financing. In the […]