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Tre Vänner and ZDF Enterprises ink development deal for TV-projects

Stockholm and Mainz, 21st May 2013.

Tre Vänner and ZDF Enterprises have signed a multiyear development deal on TV-projects. The agreement will include the development of high-end TV dramas with key Scandinavian talent. ZDF Enterprises will handle international sales on the slate. The projects will be targeting Scandinavian, German and international audiences and are seen as a next step in the line of coproductions such as the “Camilla Läckberg” Fjällbacka Murders series or the “Sebastian Bergman” TV films.  The projects will be set across different genres, targeting international partners and markets.

Jonas Fors, CEO of Tre Vänner:”We have been working closely with ZDF Enterprises over the years. ZDF Enterprises has been an important partner in developing the Scandinavian crime and making it an international success. The team at ZDF Enterprises has a unique sense of trends and knowledge of where the television industry is heading. Together we have the skills to create high quality TV productions for the viewers of tomorrow.”

Alexander Coridass, President and CEO of ZDF Enterprises, is equally thrilled about the agreement: “Tre Vänner’s outstanding reputation for developing projects that set new standards in its genres was very attractive to us. Their skills in developing innovative projects, their ability to identify the most interesting Scandinavian properties and the production value put on screen have built up a very strong slate of productions. We look forward to taking a number of very exciting projects international.”

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About Tre Vänner
Tre Vänner, Sweden’s biggest independent production company, was founded in 1995 by screenwriters Michael Hjorth, Johan Kindblom and Tomas Tivemark. Past productions include the feature film series “Snabba Cash”/”Easy Money” and numerous successful films including adaptions of best selling novels as well as TV series.

Contact Tre Vänner
Charlotta Ribbefjord, Tre Vänner, Östra Järnvägsgatan 27, 111 20 Stockholm, Tel.: +46 8 556 092 40, cell +46-706010308, charlotta@sparker.se

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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.

Contact ZDF Enterprises
Christine Denilauler (Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications), ZDF Enterprises GmbH, Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1, D-55127 Mainz/Germany, Tel.: +49 6131-9911130, Fax: +49 6131-9912130, e-mail: christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de, www.zdf-enterprises.de.

Contact

Christine Denilauler

Christine Denilauler

Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications

Phone
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–1130
Fax
+49 (0) 6131 / 991–2130
E-Mail
christine.denilauler@zdf-enterprises.de
Address
ZDF Enterprises GmbH
Erich-Dombrowski-Str. 1
55127 Mainz | Germany