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International Congress WCSFP booked up: ZDF and ZDF Enterprises hosts of TV industry specialists from around the world in Dresden

Mainz, 30th November 2010

Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) and ZDF Enterprises are hosting the "World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP)" this year. This international congress, which takes place in Dresden from 30 November to 3 December, is the largest and most important event for film and television practitioners from the fields of scientific, historical and other non-fiction themes. In previous years, the congress was held in Melbourne (2009), Florence (2008), New York (2007), Manchester (2006) and Tokyo (2005). The congress, which was already booked up one week before the start, is bringing nearly 700 delegates from over 30 countries to Dresden for the branch's top event. Leading TV broadcasters, producers, journalists, directors, authors and editors will exchange views and information about the latest trends and developments in factual programming.

In their introductory remarks, Alexander Coridass (CEO Program and Sales, ZDF Enterprises) and ZDF General Manager Markus Schächter point out that: "The TV branch is undergoing a major upheaval and the media revolution is stirring up traditional structures. Yet what's remarkable is that in spite of all the uncertainty about the future of our medium, this congress is booming. Its success shows us that documentaries and information will perhaps be the winners of the media transformation."


**About ZDF Enterprises**
Founded in 1993, ZDF Enterprises GmbH is the wholly-owned subsidiary and commercial arm of ZDF German Television Network, one of Europe's largest and most respected broadcasters. Headquartered in Mainz, Germany, ZDF Enterprises is responsible for the development, production and global distribution of quality original programming. The company is also responsible for all program acquisitions and international co-productions on behalf of the network, and acquires programming for world-wide distribution. Its vast program library ranks as the largest in the German language. The extensive catalogue includes television movies and mini-series, drama series and comedies, documentaries, family entertainment and children's programming. ZDF Enterprises also oversees all licensing and merchandising activities based on its high-profile programs, including book and music publishing and the licensing of its program properties in all key product categories. Committed to the future, ZDF Enterprises has embarked on numerous New Media initiatives, ranging from opportunities within the burgeoning e-commerce industry to the creation of themed edutainment dimensions featuring the recognized program brands with which ZDF has become synonymous.

**Contact ZDF Enterprises**
Christine Denilauler (Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications), Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, tel.: +49 6131-9911130, fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail: [], [].


Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany