Moritz von Kruedener


TBI Weekly: Berlinale spotlights Netflix’s sour reception amidst Europe’s scripted boom

The growing influence of European series was evident at Berlinale’s fourth TV market, which hosted some of the biggest small-screen players, including Netflix – which, at times, received a less than desirable reception. Netflix was on the charm offensive at this year’s event, bringing titles to screen and a list of execs to schmooze with […]

Beta Film & O3 Productions team for Arab-European copros

Beta Film and O3 Productions, the production arm of Middle Eastern broadcaster MBC, are partnering for a multi-series deal to coproduce scripted projects that bridge Arab and European world. The deal marks the first major partnership O3 has made with a European business. A number of series are already in development under the new agreement. […]

Red Bull & Beta Film team for football corruption scripted venture

Red Bull Media House and Beta Film are set to launch an ambitious high-end scripted series that looks at football corruption, set to launch in 2019/21. Titled The Net, the project will be a total of 40 hours across five series, each based in separate locations in Europe. Company execs told TBI that a third […]

Game of Thrones producer creates prodco with Beta & ZDF

Germany’s Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) have joined forces with Game of Thrones producer Frank Doelger to create a new drama business for the international market. Intaglio Films will operate as a joint venture out of Berlin, and will aim to develop, finance and produce English-language programming. Doelger (left), who is known for executive […]

Returning miniseries

Distributors will tell you that if they could have one drama production in their portfolio it would be an evergreen returning franchise that rakes in the cash year after year. But this doesn’t alter the fact that TV movies, minis and limited runs are also regarded as valuable assets and are increasingly getting recommissioned as […]

UFA Fiction exec transfers to Beta

Beta Film has tapped a producer from German compatriot UFA Fiction to become its international development and coproduction chief. Friedemann Goez has been named executive for German, European and international developments and coproductions. Goez was previously at UFA Fiction, where he worked on series such as Beta coproduction The Same Sky, which is from Paula […]

Beta Film buys into Lineup Industries

Beta Film has bought into Lineup Industries, the distribution business set up in 2014 by former Endemol and Sony executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis. Beta will take a minority stake in Lineup for an undisclosed amount, marking a major move into unscripted programming. German producer and distributor Beta has a stake in Seapoint, the […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part V

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action! How has binge viewing changed the market for drama?   With global services to feed, the search for universal drama stories has […]

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 – part II

The TBI Scripted Survey 2016 reveals why, where and how the genre is evolving, tackling the big issues with anecdotal evidence and data gathered from the world’s top scripted executives. Lights… camera… action!   The Netflix question: what is the single most important way in which Netflix has changed the TV drama market?   It […]