“Magic Flight Film“ is launched for movie production.
Christian Rohde and Franziska Buch take over management.
Producers at Work, a specialist for the development and production of daily series formats and currently very successful with the Sat.1 Telenovela “Anna und die Liebe”, is expanding its corporate structure to make way for new tasks and opening its portfolio to additional TV genres.
With the launch of Magic Flight Film, headquartered in Munich and Berlin, PAW has introduced its own label for the development and production of high-quality TV movies and film events. Managers of the new company, who take on their new roles from the start of 2010, are Christian Rohde, previously Producer for teamWorx, and Prof. Franziska Buch. Christian Rohde: “I very much look forward to the responsibility of developing and realizing high-value films within the creative network of Producers at Work. Our goal is to produce films – with accuracy, enjoyment and experience – from all genres and for a broad audience.
As a producer, Christian Rohde has been responsible for more than 20, often awarded-winning, movies from various genres. These include “Der Mann aus der Pfalz“ (ZDF), “Rose“ (BR/ARD – German TV Prize as Best TV Film 2007), “Mein Mörder kommt zurück“ (ZDF) and “Für immer verloren“ (Sat.1).
Franziska Buch, a Professor at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, made a name for herself as Director and Screenwriter for movies like “Emil und die Detektive“, “Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen“, “Das fliegende Klassenzimmer“ as well as for numerous TV films. Her work has been awarded with a row of national and international prizes. Franziska Buch: “I look forward to the exciting challenge of extending my current activities to include the area of production. In doing so, it is especially important to me to make relevant and controversial topics, in the form of artistic and demanding films from diverse genres, accessible to a broad audience. I strongly believe that commerciality and quality do not have to be contradictory.”
Gilbert Funke takes on the role of Finance Director of “Magic Flight Film“, as with his current role within Producers at Work.
Christian Popp, Managing Director of Producers at Work: “With the establishment of ´Magic Flight Film´, we have realized a decisive step in developing our genre portfolio further. This is what the first-class filmographies of Christian Rohde und Franziska Buch stand for.”
PaW is presently very successful in its core area, the production of serial fiction formats. The Sat.1 telenovela “Anna und die Liebe“, with over 250 episodes, is reaching average market-share values of 13,5 % (in the age group 14-49). Further series and movie formats are in development.
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