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ZDF Enterprises Teaming With Rosa Entertainment On The Thornton Brothers' "The Incorruptibles"

Los Angeles / Mainz, Germany, 22nd November 2017

Germany’s ZDF Enterprises has pre-emptively purchased Chris and Jason Thornton's series pitch "The Incorruptibles."

The series will be executive produced by Rosa Entertainment’s Sidney Sherman ("Lonely Hearts"), Robert Franke at ZDF Enterprises, and the Thornton brothers.

The storyline is being kept under wraps for the hour-long English-language drama series but it is said to be a high concept, violent action-thriller with satirical black comedy elements.

An international co-production, ZDF Enterprises and Rosa Entertainment will develop the script and package it before taking it to market.  ZDF Enterprises will handle worldwide sales.

"We are extremely excited to be working with ZDF Enterprises on developing such a high-octane, envelope-pushing show and bringing it to not only viewers in the states but a global audience. The incredible support we’ve seen for our creative vision from ZDF Enterprises has been energizing and inspiring to say the least, and we can’t wait to deliver it to the masses," the Thornton brothers said.

Robert Franke, VP ZDFE.drama at ZDF Enterprises: "We are very proud of the collaboration with Sidney and the Thorntons. Our project "The Incorruptibles" is an important cornerstone of our new collaboration strategy with US producers. It will help ZDF Enterprises to further diversify its catalogue of high quality drama series by adding a new program color in the much underserved segment of high concept action series."

Sidney Sherman is currently executive producing "The Last Full Measure," writer/director Todd Robinson’s Vietnam drama starting Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, William Hurt, Ed Harris, and Christopher Plummer which is in post. In addition, Sherman produced Eddie Rosenstein’s critically-acclaimed documentary feature "The Freedom to Marry" now showing on Netflix. Most recently, Sherman set up Cameron Alexander's feature spec "Heart of the Beast" with Daniela Taplin Lundberg's Stay Gold Features.

The Thornton brothers are repped by UTA, Rosa Entertainment, and attorney Vince Waldman. Sherman was repped by attorney Frank Stewart, and ZDF Enterprises by Loeb & Loeb and in-house counsel.


About Rosa Entertainment
Founded in 2005 by CEO Sidney Sherman, Rosa Entertainment is an independent film and television production and management company where artists are empowered to do their best work. We manage writers, directors, and comic book creators guiding their careers, and maximizing their opportunities across the vast media landscape. Working alongside our exceptional clients, we continue to expand our award-winning production arm creating ambitious and original content for the global marketplace.

Contact Rosa Entertainment
Sidney Sherman, Founder and CEO, Rosa Entertainment, LLC; 7288 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 208; Los Angeles, CA 90046; T: 310.470.3506; F: 310.470.3509;;


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


Sidney Sherman, Rosa Entertainment, LLC
Robert Franke, VP ZDFE.drama, ZDF Enterprises