Berlinale International Film Festival


Berlinale: Amazon will look for “more curation” than competitors

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke has said that while the business has become a global home for talent, it is looking for “more curation” than its competitors, during a press conference for new drama Hanna at the Berlinale Series. Salke, who inherited Hanna when she joined as head of Amazon Studios this time last year, says she has spent […]

Exclusive: Beta Film strikes global sales for Russia’s Trigger

Beta Film has struck deals across Brazil, Israel and Japan for Russian drama series Trigger, TBI has learned.  Originally produced by Russian prodco Sreda for Channel One Russia, the series will now go to Globo in Brazil, HOT in Israel and Japan’s VOD platform U-Next. Negotiations with a German partner are also in final stages, […]

Berlin issues

If you’ve heard it once in the past year, you’ve heard it dozens of times: TV is the new film (or TV is the new home of film talent, depending on which way you want to look at it). This month at the Berlinale International Film Festival in Germany’s capital city, the theme has been […]

Berlinale: HBO Europe ups originals trio in rejig

HBO Europe has given more responsibility to a trio of executives as part of a regional restructuring. Jonathan Young, Steve Matthews and Hanka Kastelicova have all been upped to VP roles at the European arm of US premium cable channel HBO following expansion into Spain and the Nordics. News of the promotions comes as HBO […]

BBC’s German drama SS-GB sells as Berlinale begins

Upcoming BBC conspiracy drama SS-GB has found European homes ahead of its world premiere here in Germany’s trendy capital city at the Berlinale International Film Festival. German commercial broadcaster RTL is among the pre-buyers of the drama, which reimagines a Europe in which Adolf Hitler’s Luftwaffe won the Second Battle of Britain and occupies the […]