Beta buys into Tykwer’s X Filme

German producer and distributor Beta Film has acquired a stake in X Filme, Tom Tykwer’s TV and film indie. The Berlin-based prodco announced a reorganisation yesterday, with Beta coming in for an unspecified stake as part of that process. Beta and X Filme have worked together on Babylon Berlin, the German–language period series for Sky […]

Sky, ARD set up ‘pioneering’ German drama

Sky Deutschland and ARD are two of four partners attached to a German-produced crime thriller series that is being described as a “milestione” in the creation of big-budget series from the territory. Babylon Berlin comes from Sky Deutschland, X-Filme, German pubcaster ARD and indie Beta Film. Based on books from Volker Kutscher, the high-end drama […]