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Apr 11 2021

Variety: Beta Film Boards Nordic Thriller ‘Helsinki Syndrome’ Starring ‘Vikings’ Peter Franzén (EXCLUSIVE)

Jan Mojto's Munich-based production-distribution company Beta Film has boarded Nordic suspense thriller "Helsinki Syndrome," the first common project with Finland's Fisher King since Beta took a majority stake in the leading Finnish production company in 2019...

 
Apr 09 2021

Variety: 'Das Boot' Director Andreas Prochaska & Producer Moritz von der Groeben on MipDrama Title 'The Winemaker' (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix ushered in a new TV dawn in distribution. In reaction, Europe's public broadcasters are driving a less vaunted but still significant revolution in production. Few are pushing the envelope more than Germany's ZDF...

 
Apr 09 2021

Variety: Beta Film Adds 'Supernormal,' 'You Shall Not Lie,' Taking 'Spanish Power Women' to the World (EXCLUSIVE)

Germany's Beta Film has picked up world sales on two tales of Spanish power women: Movistar Plus' originals "Supernormal" and "You Shall Not Lie," the latter created and directed by "The Red Band Society" helmer Pau Freixas...

 
Apr 08 2021

Architectural Digest: Inside the Old and New Worlds of Atlantic Crossing


The latest Masterpiece PBS show is a fictionalized account of Crown Princess Märtha of Norway's friendship with FDR...

 
Apr 07 2021

“Atlantic Crossing” beats NBC and FOX on PBS MASTERPIECE

Beta Film's drama series Atlantic Crossing has premiered successfully on the prestigious American national broadcaster PBS MASTERPIECE, even beating commercial competitors NBC and FOX...

 
Mar 30 2021

Variety: ‘Gigantes’ Director Enrique Urbizu Talks Movistar Plus’ New Banner Series ‘Libertad’

As the COVID-19 crisis still roils around the world, Movistar Plus' new banner series, Enrique Urbizu's "Libertad," opened day and date on March 26 in both Spanish theaters as 135-minute movie and on Movistar Plus' pay/SVOD platform as a five-part series...

 
Mar 29 2021

The Euro TV Place: Agent Hamilton: Swedish Action Spy Thriller Set for US Premiere

Swedish superspy Carl Hamilton is sent on new and dangerous missions in Agent Hamilton, the latest action-packed program featuring the character...

 
Mar 29 2021

TBI Vision: Show of the Week: 'Professor T'

Original Death In Paradise leading man Ben Miller returns to the detective genre with this new drama that tackles as many mental health issues as it does violent crimes...

 
Mar 26 2021

Drama Quarterly: Leading 'Libertad'

Director Enrique Urbizu and star Bebe travel back in time for Spanish series Libertad, which follows a recently released prisoner and her son as they seek their freedom amid a battle between gunmen and bandits...

 
Mar 24 2021

THR: RTL, Beta to Re-Boot Royal Classic 'Sisi' (Exclusive)

Swiss-German actress Dominique Devenport will play the teenage Empresses Elizabeth of Austria, in a role made famous by Romy Schneider in a series of films from the 1950s. Before Bridgerton, before The Crown, there was Sisi...

 
Mar 23 2021

TBI Vision: Show of the Week: 'Libertad'

Issues of liberty and freedom lie at the heart of this period drama, set in early 19th-century Spain, and following the story of Lucia "La Llanera", who is released from prison after 17 years, along with Juan, the son she bore behind bars...

 
Mar 15 2021

The Euro TV Place: Euro TV to Watch: Spanish Historical Spy Drama ‘Dime Quién Soy: Mistress of War’

The weekend is here, the perfect time to watch the enthralling Spanish historical spy drama Dime Quién Soy: Mistress of War (Tell Me Who I Am)...

 
Mar 11 2021

Drama Quarterly: Deeper underground (Echos)

Jakob M Erwa and Florian Kamhuber, creators of German drama
Katakomben (Echos), take DQ inside the making of this coming-of-age
series that tackles themes of class, wealth and privilege beneath the
streets of Munich...

 
Mar 09 2021

Drama Quarterly: True to life (Alive & Kicking)

In Los Espabilados (Alive & Kicking), the latest series from Albert Espinosa, four teenagers are pursued by a detective after they escape from a psychiatric institution. DQ chats to the prolific Spanish writer about why he continues to mine his own experiences for television...

 
Mar 09 2021

Beta Film and Peacock celebrating the International Women's Day with revolutionary drama

Munich, 8 March 2021. Beta Film's ambitious series Tell Me Who I Am travels overseas to NBCUniversal's streaming platform Peacock...

 
Mar 08 2021

Variety: ‘Echos’ Answers Booming Demand for Authentic International Series at Berlinale

A hallmark of Germany's flourishing TV production industry, drama series "Echos" was unveiled at the Berlinale's newly established Series Market Selects label this week...

 
Mar 04 2021

Variety: Beta Film Boards ‘Hotel Europa’ & ‘The Winemaker’ (EXCLUSIVE)

A doyen of this year's Berlinale Series Market, where it has "Echos" and "Alive and Kicking" screening in its new Series Market Selects showcase, Munich-based Beta Film has boarded two new European limited series: "Hotel Europa," a historical drama, and mafia thriller "The Winemaker."...

 
Mar 03 2021

Variety: Deutsche Telekom’s Alpine Actioner ‘Wild Republic’ Explores Anti-Establishment Vibes

Deutsche Telekom's first major original, "Wild Republic," is set to bow April 15
on the telco giant's OTT service MagentaTV after production was postponed
last year due to the ongoing pandemic...

 
Mar 03 2021

Variety: Beta Nordic Studios Acquires ‘Atlantic Crossing’ Producer Cinenord (EXCLUSIVE)

Beta Nordic Studios, the umbrella for Beta's production activities in Scandinavia, has acquired a majority stake in Cinenord, a leading Norwegian production banner specializing in high-end series...

 
Feb 26 2021

Variety: First-Look Footage of Fifth and Final ‘Gomorrah’ Season, Now Shooting (EXCLUSIVE)

Sky is revealing first-look images and footage of the fifth and final season of "Gomorrah," the groundbreaking Sky Original series produced by ITV-owned Cattleya in collaboration with Germany's Beta Film, based on an idea by Italian writer Roberto Saviano.

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