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Hit producer Benjamin Benedict joins management team of Wiedemann & Berg Television

Hit producer Benjamin Benedict joins management team of Wiedemann & Berg Television
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Benjamin Benedict joins management team of W&B Television

Munich, 28 September 2022 - LEONINE Studios expands the management team of W&B Television with Benjamin Benedict as of November 1. He will lead the company together with Oliver Vogel, Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg.

Quirin Berg, Chief Production and Chief Creative Officer of LEONINE Studios, says: "Benjamin, Max and I share a very collegial, friendly dialogue and we have always looked at Benjamin's work as a producer and manager with the utmost respect. His close partnership with many of the best creatives, his focus on projects with exceptional quality, the range of his subjects and successes is extraordinary and makes him an absolutely outstanding figure in the film and series world. It’s a great honor and pleasure for us to now be able to tackle the enormous opportunities of our time together."

Benjamin Benedict adds: "Wiedemann & Berg is an outstanding and pioneering company, repeatedly setting new benchmarks for successful storytelling. Their demand for quality and popularity as well as their artistic and commercial successes are impressive and very inspiring. As a viewer, I am a huge fan of their projects like "The Lives of Others", "Dark", "Pagan Peak", "4 Blocks" or "Para – We Are King" and "Almost Fly". I've known Quirin and Max for over 15 years and really appreciate and admire their work and creativity. In spring of this year, we agreed on a future together. I am thrilled to find a new home at Wiedemann & Berg and LEONINE Studios and extremely excited to get new and special projects off the ground and join the great team at Wiedemann & Berg."

Benjamin Benedict is one of the most renowned and successful producers in the German television industry. He worked at UFA Fiction as Head of High End Drama, Managing Director and Producer. His productions include award-winning TV events such as THE TOWER, DER FALL JAKOB VON METZLER, REDEMPTION ROAD, KRUSO, ALTES LAND, ELDORADO KADEWE, the International Emmy Award-winning miniseries GENERATION WAR, the award-winning television films BORNHOLMER STRASSE, HOMEVIDEO, AUF KURZE DISTANZ and NAKED AMONG WOLVES, the DONNA LEON-, ALLMEN- and CHARLOTTE LINK-franchise series, the series OUR WONDERFUL YEARS and LEGAL AFFAIRS as well as the successful brands KU'DAMM and CHARITÉ. His productions have been awarded the Rose D'Or, the Grimme Prize, the Bambi, the Golden Camera and the German Television Award, among others. He is also an honorary professor at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and teaches at various film schools. Before he started his career in the media industry, he graduated with master degrees in Film Studies and Literature from Paris and Oxford.

About LEONINE Studios

LEONINE Studios is a leading independent German content house focusing on inspiring viewers with premium content and being a reliable partner for creative talents.With its three divisions LEONINE Production, LEONINE Distribution and LEONINE Licensing, the media company covers the entire value chain of the content business. LEONINE Studios produces feature films, series, TV shows, entertainment formats, infotainment formats, content for social media channels, and co-produces national and international fiction formats. The LEONINE Studios production companies – hyperbole, i&u TV, Madame Zheng Production, Odeon Fiction, SEO Entertainment, W&B Television and Wiedemann & Berg Film – are led by award-winning producers with long-term ties to outstanding creative talents. LEONINE Studios distributes its content in theaters, on digital services, in home entertainment and on TV channels. In this context, the company also draws on its market-leading license library which includes programs in all formats and genres. LEONINE Studios’ independence assures that all players in the content sector can be provided with premium content – digital streaming providers, pay TV partners as well as public and private television broadcasters.

About W&B Television

A pioneering spirit, the focus on quality, collaborations with outstanding creative talent and an amazing team have made Wiedemann & Berg one of the most successful production companies in Germany. W&B Television positioned itself as the first production company to embrace pay TV and video-on-demand. As such, the first-ever self-produced German pay TV series ADD A FRIEND was created for Warner TV Serie in 2012, followed by numerous productions for international streaming providers. Among them are the first German Netflix Original DARK, the celebrated cult show 4 BLOCKS (Warner TV Serie), PAGAN PEAK, one of the first originals for Sky as well as PARA – WE ARE KING (Warner TV Serie) and the new Warner TV Original GREENLIGHT – GERMAN GENIUS. A series adaptation of the fantasy bestseller THE GRYPHON by Wolfgang Hohlbein is currently in production for Amazon Prime Video. W&B Television is a LEONINE Studios company.

Press contacts:

Henriette Gutmann

Head of Corporate Communication & Sales Marketing, LEONINE Studios

Tel. +49 (0)89 999513 - 0


Wiebke Döhla

Head of PR & Communication Fiction Production, W&B Television

Tel: +49 (0) 89 999513 - 803


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