Jan Mojto

Beta buys prodco MR Film

Germany’s Beta Film has acquired a majority stake in Austrian prodco MR Film for an undisclosed amount. The deal, which is subject to cartel authority approval, will see Beta take a 51% stake in the Vienna-based business. MR Film is best known for shows such as ORF and ZDF coproduction Hotel Sacher, Suburbia – Women […]

Second Swedish-French drama copro on horizon

Following on from SVT and Canal+ thriller Midnight Sun, a second Swedish-French scripted coproduction is in development. Stockholm-based Dramacorp and Isolani Pictures, a newly launched French prodco from Jan Mojto’s Beta Film stable, are behind Rare, which is planned as a 8x45mins sci-fi series. Beta is also a major shareholder in Dramacorp, which Nice Drama […]

Beta buys into Tykwer’s X Filme

German producer and distributor Beta Film has acquired a stake in X Filme, Tom Tykwer’s TV and film indie. The Berlin-based prodco announced a reorganisation yesterday, with Beta coming in for an unspecified stake as part of that process. Beta and X Filme have worked together on Babylon Berlin, the German–language period series for Sky […]

Sky and Scandis buy Babylon Berlin

Beta Film has sealed a raft of deals for Babylon Berlin, the upcoming €40 million (US$42 million) German period drama. Pay TV operator Sky has acquired the show for the UK and Germany, and Beta Film has also locked in several Scandi deals, with SVT Sweden, NRK Norway, DR Denmark, YLE Finland and RUV Iceland […]

Stingray buys music channel from Mojto firm

Montreal-based Stingray Digital Group is acquiring international pay TV music channel Classica from Unitel, a firm affiliated with Beta Film CEO Jan Mojto. The agreement will see Stingray and Germany-based classical music media firm Unitel working together to distribute opera- and orchestra-focused programming. The deal hands Stingray worldwide rights to a catalogue of 1,500 titles […]

Dramacorp hires Blue Eyes co-creator

Fledgling prodco Dramacorp has hired the co-creator of SVT political drama Blue Eyes. Mia Sohlman (pictured) will become executive producer of the prodco, which Swedish-French drama producer Patrick Nebout and Beta Films founder Jan Mojto launched as a joint venture this April. Sohlman was co-creator and executive producer on Blue Eyes (Blå Ögon), which aired […]

Ex-Atlantique exec creates Dramacorp with Beta

Former Atlantique Productions and Nice Entertainment drama boss Patrick Nebout has launched his own prodco, Dramacorp. Germany’s Beta Film has invested in the new company, which will be based in Sweden, and is a major shareholder. Nebout plans to create, develop and executive-produce high-end dramas with international appeal, with Dramacorp financially packaging projects and working […]

Beta’s Welbers to join German indie

Eric Welbers’s next post will be at German independent film and TV producer Neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft. He joins the firm as managing director, international productions and new business development after it emerged he was leaving his MD position at Jan Mojto’s production group Beta Film. ndF is oneof Germany’s oldest independent production companies, having launched […]

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 […]

Ex-ITV Studios Germany boss launches Beta drama prodco

Jan Kromschröder, who recently stepped down as managing director of ITV Studios Germany, has launched a production outfit with Beta Film. His new prodco, Bantry Bay Productions, will open doors just before MIPCOM and be based in Cologne. However, it will begin developing high-end drama programming in the coming months, ahead of its full launch. […]