ZDF Enterprises

ZDFE & Red Arrow’s Endor join forces on ‘D.I Helen Grace’ adaptation

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) and Red Arrow Studios-owned Endor Productions have teamed up to develop and co-produce detective drama A State Of Grace. The 6 x 60-minute show is based on the bestselling novels by MJ Arlidge, with A State Of Grace an adaptation of the first book in the D.I Helen Grace-led series, Eeny Meeny. Screenwriter […]

Curiosity Stream & ZDFE set up female-driven WW2 docuseries ‘War Gamers’

Curiosity Stream and Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) have linked up on a six-part docuseries exploring how a group of young women defeated the Nazis’ attempts to sink Allied boats during the Second World War. War Gamers (6 x 50 minutes) is being produced by World Media Rights in association with coproducer ZDFE and Curiosity Stream, […]

Germany’s ZDF orders new series tackling human-led climate change

German broadcaster ZDF has commissioned Surviving Hothouse Earth, a new factual miniseries exploring the issue of climate change. The 3 x 50-minute series is being produced by Bilderfest Factual Entertainment for ZDF in association with France-based Arte and ZDF Enterprises, which also hold international distribution rights. The documentary takes a look into our planet’s distant […]

ZDFE & Ishimoto, Irwin and Myman link for ‘Bronte Girls’ adaptation

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has partnered with Patty Lenahan Ishimoto, Patrick Irwin and Harvey Myman’s prodco to adapt Caroline Kelly Franklin’s play, The Bronte Girls. The play is set in 1835 and is set in the village of Haworth, England, where 19-year-old Charlotte Bronte, her 17-year-old sister Emily and her 15-year-old sibling Anne are spending […]

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises to rebrand as ZDF Studios

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises is rebranding as ZDF Studios. The Mainz-based firm, which was launched in 1993 as the commercial and global distribution arm of German pubcaster ZDF, will take up its new name on 1 April. Fred Burcksen, president and CEO of ZDF Enterprises, said: “The new name fits our business model much better and reflects our production and […]

ZDF, Arte & Crave explore gender identity in German-Canadian co-pro

ZDF in Germany, European broadcaster Arte and Canadian VOD platform Crave have ordered topical science series Naked – Generation Gender. The German-Canadian co-production is produced by Spiegel TV and Primitive Entertainment in association with Crave/Bell Media, ZDF, Arte and global distributor ZDF Enterprises. The documentary goes into production this month and will be launched to […]

Sales round-up: ZDF strikes Asian sales; Hulu investigates ‘Rebecca’; Cinedigm inks deals, expands El Rey Network

ZDF strikes Asian sales Japan’s AXM Mystery and WOWOW and Reeva Films India have acquired Swedish and Russian drama series following deals with ZDF Enterprises. AXN Mystery has secured the exclusive pay-tv rights of Agatha Christie’s Hjerson (8 x 45-minutes), which is produced by BR•F, TV4/C MORE, ZDF, Agatha Christie Ltd. and Nadcon Film. WOWOW has […]

ZDF Enterprises takes stake in ‘Unorthodox’ producer Real Film

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises has acquired a 49% stake in producer Real Film. The company, which is a subsidiary of Studio Hamburg, is behind programming including Netflix drams Unorthodox and ZDF crime series Against Angst. The purchase, which is currently awaiting approval from the German antitrust authorities, expands upon ZDF Enterprises’ and Studio Hamburg’s existing non-fiction […]

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