BETA FILM AND ZDF ENTERPRISES TEAM FOR INTERNATIONAL SCRIPTED JOINT VENTURE
MULTI EMMY AWARD PRODUCER FRANK DOELGER TO LEAD INTAGLIO FILMS GMBH
Berlin, 19 February 2018. Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises have joined forces to launch INTAGLIO FILMS GmbH, a new scripted venture which will develop, finance and produce drama for the international market.
INTAGLIO FILMS will be headquartered in Berlin and led by multi Emmy® Award winning Producer Frank Doelger (Executive Producer on HBO’s Game of Thrones, John Adams, and Rome). Doelger will spearhead the company’s development and production slate, acting as bureau chief and leveraging his expertise and long-running creative relationships with broadcasters.
Beta Film MD Moritz von Kruedener and Robert Franke, VP ZDFE.drama, will manage the venture’s business affairs.
The company will develop, finance and produce world-class English language scripted projects out of Germany, aimed at both the national and global market. Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises are supporting the company with their expertise in the field of international co-production and distribution.
Frank Doelger: “Of all the opportunities presented to me upon completion of Game of Thrones, the new joint venture proposed by Beta Film and ZDF Enterprises was by far the most interesting and creatively challenging. Backed by the formidable resources of Beta and ZDF Enterprises, and their shared vision for INTAGLIO, I am looking forward to continuing to work with the established creative community, as well as emerging talent, on both sides of the Atlantic.”
For more information, please contact:
Monique Levine, DDA Blueprint, email@example.com +44 207 932 9800
Dorothee Stoewahse, Beta Film Press, Dorothee.firstname.lastname@example.org,
+ 49 170 63 84 627
Christine Denilauler, email@example.com, +49 152-08941526
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About Beta Film:
Beta Film is one of Europe’s leading international distributors of licenses rights for TV, HV, new media and theatrical with a portfolio of over 15.000 hours of program and established itself as a producer and co-producer of national and international high end drama. While the Beta Cinema portfolio comprises many Academy Award-nominated and -winning films, Kineos is responsible for licensing German-language rights to 12,000 titles. In the classical-music domain, Unitel is the global leader in the production of audiovisual music recordings, with a film stock of around 1,500 productions. The corporate group also has stakes in several national and international production companies as well as special interest channels. Founded in 1959, Beta Film has been part of Jan Mojto's company group since 2004.
About ZDF Enterprises
ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of ZDF, one of the largest and most renowned TV broadcasters in Europe. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more.