Tasja Abel


Dynamic hires programming VP from ZDF

US-European producer Dynamic Television has hired Tasja Abel from German pubcaster ZDF. Abel will be vice president, acquisitions, sales and coproductions at Dynamic. She joins from ZDF Enterprises, the commercial arm of the German broadcaster, where she worked in various roles covering distribution, buying and development. Her exec producer credits include Nordic noir hits Arne […]

ZDFE signs Sky Living drama in Bonafide development deal

German distributor ZDF Enterprises has acquired global sales rights to upcoming UK drama Talking to the Dead, and scored a development deal with the show’s producer. 2x60mins Procedural Talking… is based on the Harry Bingham novel of the same name and will launch on BSkyB’s female-skewed Sky Living channel. It follows a wayward police officer […]

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 […]