Sylvia Brucker

ZDFE merges factual and entertainment under Rückauer

ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has consolidated its factual and entertainment wings under doc chief Ralf Rückauer. ZDFE.entertainment and ZDFE.factual have now merged to become ZDFE.unscripted. Rückauer, who previously led factual, is in charge of the merged division, with entertainment boss Sylvia Brucker remaining focused on that genre within the bigger group. This comes after ZDFE’s long-serving […]

Gurin takes US rights to Wanna Bet?

ZDF Enterprises is working with LA-based prodco The Gurin Company to adapt German entertainment show Wanna Bet? for the US and international markets (excluding German-speaking territories). The pair will adapt the format, which has run in Germany since 1981, as a daily format. Each episode will see contestants making bets on the outcomes on a […]

ZDF plans Anne Frank miniseries

German pubcaster ZDF has commissioned a two-part miniseries about famous teenage World War II diarist Anne Frank and her family. German producer Oliver Berben is attached the helm the project, which production group indie Constanin Film and Moovie are coproducing. Screenwriter Andrea Stoll will write the scripts. The mini is slated to go to air […]

ZDF Enterprises restructures, ups Burcksen

ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the German public broadcaster ZDF, has restructured its business and promoted Fred Burcksen to COO. Under the new structure, ZDFE will organise its business across four divisions. Peter Lang will run ZDFE.junior, which will sell kids and youth-skewed content. Scripted content will fall under the ZDFE.drama division, which will […]