berlin producers - The company
berlin producers is an umbrella company representing four renowned production houses in the international marketplace. The four sister companies, each specialising in separate documentary genres, are outlined below. All companies share the same goal: making factual programming of the highest quality in entertainment aiming to reach a wide an audience as possible.
The fernsehbüro GmbH was founded by four independent producers 16 years ago and has steadily grown into one of Germany’s leading factual production companies. Producing award winning programming for all the German public broadcasters, as well as international channels, it prides itself on its commitment to visually arresting and well crafted storytelling. From lifestyle series to hard hitting one-offs, the company works across a broad spectrum of programming.
The Heidefilm GmbH, based in the Lüneburger Heide, was founded in 2009 with the aim of allowing the filmmaking skills developed in the genres of science, natural history and nature to flourish under a separate roof. Heidefilm strives to make programmes with local emphasis which appeal to the international market, "Hot on the Trail of Pre-History" and the 13 part series "Country Dreams" being prime examples. Heidefilm works closely together with local organisations united in the effort to create high quality programmes destined for an international audience.
Sounding Images gets inside the music and tells the stories behind it. The artistic transformation of sound to film, coupled with sensitive storytelling distinguishes the production style of Sounding Images. The company works with highly accomplished filmmakers to produce music documentaries, biographies and concerts for the international market. Working with broadcasters worldwide it succeeds in making entertaining productions of timeless quality. It’s "Kinshasa Symphony” was nominated for the German Film Prize 2011.
Artfilm, situated on the picturesque island of Mainau specialises in the genres of Religion, Society and History. Royal themed programming is also one of the focal points of the content offered by the company.
The majority of the international rights for the productions fall under the Berlin Producers umbrella. We attend all major markets including MipTV, WCSFP, IDFA, The Berlinale and the Sheffield Documentary Festival and are seeking to broaden our reach in the field of international co-productions.
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