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ZDF Enterprises starts distribution of first short form drama series OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS

Mainz, February 9th 2018

ZDF Enterprises has started the distribution of the first short form drama series in its catalogue. The Australian drama comedy series OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS was directed by Erin White, written by Penelope Chai and Jane Dickenson and produced by Charlotte Seymour. The  web series was originally created for ABC iview (5 x 7 minute episodes) and showcases a powerhouse of Australian female creative talent.  

Maria Angelico (Sisters, Wentworth) stars as Florence, a reluctant copywriter who embarks on a venture to ghost-write letters solving other people’s problems, in exchange for second-hand clothing.   Her co-stars include Ainslie Clouston (Winter) Melbourne based artist Tariro Mavondo, Marta Kaczmarek (Shine, Wentworth Prison, Rake) and Ra Chapman (Wentworth, Offspring).

The series is based on the real-life website created by the writers Penelope Chai and Jane Dickenson.

Producer Charlotte Seymour said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen for Drama Series Days, which is such a prestigious event for series formats, which are exploding worldwide, particularly short form premium narrative content such as Other People’s Problems.”

OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS was selected as part of the ABC and Screen Australia’s Long Story Short ‘digital first’ scripted series joint initiative.  Film Victoria provided additional funding support and the series is distributed in Australia by Film Art Media, and internationally by ZDF Enterprises. The series’ costume designer, Jeanie Cameron, has just recently been nominated for  best costume designer at the 9th Indie Series Award in New York.

OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS  will have its international premiere at Drama Series Days, as part of the 2018 Berlin International Film Festival.


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

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