Nico Hofmann


Nico Hofmann takes the helm at UFA

Nico Hofmann has become the sole CEO of German prodco UFA, a move that has been in the works since 2015. Hofmann will assume overall management responsibilities for all operations and units within UFA, working closely with parent FremantleMedia’s global network, including its worldwide production units and licensing and sales operations. Remaining on FremantleMedia’s operating […]

Amazon beats RTL to Deutschland83 sequel

A sequel to German spy drama Deutschland83 has been greenlit and Amazon has scooped the exclusive rights for its German service, ahead of free TV broadcaster RTL, which commissioned the original series. FremantleMedia’s UFA Fiction makes the show, a breakout international hit, and will produce the sequel, Deutschland86, for releases in 2018. Production gets underway […]

UFA Serial Drama chief exiting after 20 years

Rainer Wemcken will step down as CEO of UFA Serial Drama after 20 years running the prodco. UFA Fiction boss Markus Brunnemann will take over as co-chief executive alongside Joachim Kosack, who has already been running the unit with Wemcken, on January 1, 2017. Brunnemann will also keep control of the fiction division. There have […]

Hofmann set as long-term UFA chief

Nico Hofmann has been named co-CEO of FremantleMedia’s German production business, UFA Group, as part of a longer-term strategy that will see him become sole chief. Hofmann will run Deutschland 83 producer UFA along with Wolf Bauer until September 2017, with Bauer stepping back to focus on producing at that point. The pair will have […]

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 […]