UFA Serial Drama


NDF brings in ex-UFA chief

Former UFA Serial Drama chief Rainer Wemcken has joined another German production company, Neue Deutche Filmgesellchaft. Wemcken exited FremantleMedia-owned UFA Serial Drama (fka Grundy TV) after two decades last year in a management restructure, and has now become a producer at NDF. The hire is another coup for NDF, which last year brought on Beta […]

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 […]

More senior changes at Deutschland 83 prodco

FremantleMedia-owned German producer UFA has named a new chief operating and financial chief officer to replace outgoing CFO Martin Licher. Thorsten Degen (pictured), currently COO, CFO and deputy CEO at UFA subsidiary UFA Serial Drama, began his newly-created post at the start of the year and is now part of the senior management team. At […]

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 […]