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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: 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...

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...

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.

Feb 25 2021

Variety: Alejandro Amenabar’s ‘La Fortuna,’ Starring Stanley Tucci, Gets First Promo & Beta Film Pick-Up (EXCLUSIVE)

Gearing up for its final-phase filming on locations in northern Spain and North America, Movistar Plus-AMC's high-end original "La Fortuna," starring Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci ("The Lovely Bones," "Hunger Games") and Clarke Peters ("The Wire"), has shared a behind-the-scenes featurette with Variety.

Feb 12 2021

C21: Sony finds Reasons to Live, High Flyers

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has acquired dramas from Russia and the Netherlands for its Sony AXN and Sony channels in Germany.

Feb 10 2021

C21: Disney Germany grabs dramas for Fox

The German arm of The Walt Disney Company has picked up Spanish and Russian scripted series for pay TV channel Fox in German-speaking territories.

Feb 09 2021

“Atlantic Crossing” continues European rating success, captivates Swedish audience on SVT

The Sofia Helin/Kyle MacLachlan starrer Atlantic Crossing has continued its successful rollout throughout Europe, scoring record ratings on Swedish public broadcaster SVT yesterday night.

Feb 04 2021

IndieWire: PBS’ ‘Atlantic Crossing’ Tells a World War II Story from a Woman’s Perspective

Kyle MacLachlan plays Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Sonia Helin stars as Crown Princess Marta in the series.

Jan 29 2021

New York Times: ‘Gomorrah’ Is Back, as Bloody (and Gripping) as Ever

The crime series is so popular in its native Italy that it has filtered into language and culture. Some critics decry its portrayal of Naples, while others praise its realism and universal themes.

Jan 28 2021

National Geographic: Has science solved one of history’s greatest adventure mysteries? - Dyatlov Pass

The bizarre deaths of hikers at Russia's Dyatlov Pass have inspired countless conspiracy theories, but the answer may lie in an elegant computer model based on surprising sources.

Jan 26 2021

Variety: Disney Scoops Beta Film’s ‘Dead Mountain’ and Berlinale Series Market Player ‘Alive and Kicking’ in Germany (EXCLUSIVE)

The Walt Disney Company Germany has picked up a pair of Beta Films series for its Fox pay TV network for German-speaking territories: Spanish YA drama "Alive and Kicking" and Russian thriller "Dead Mountain – The Dyatlov Pass Incident."

Jan 22 2021

Italy: Oscar winner Florian Gallenberger’s "The Turncoat" celebrates great success on RAI, leaving behind Football Cup Match

The German anti-war drama The Turncoat, directed by Academy Award winner Florian Gallenberger (JOHN RAABE, COLONIA) has been premiered as a 2 hours event on Italy's public broadcaster RAI 3 last Thursday with outstanding numbers. 

Jan 21 2021

Indiewire: At Last, 'Gomorrah' Is the Prestige Drama That HBO Max Needs

The exhilarating crime-family drama revolutionized Italian TV, and now it's poised to do the same for the fledgling streamer.

Jan 18 2021

Italian audience celebrates Bruno Ganz starrer "The Tobacconist"

The Tobacconist, starring Bruno Ganz as famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, has been celebrated by Italian television audiences...

Jan 12 2021

Variety: HBO Max Joins Movistar Plus on Season 2 of Canneseries Winner 'Perfect Life'

Spanish pay TV operator Movistar Plus and HBO Max have joined forces on the upcoming second season of Leticia Dolera's "Perfect Life,"

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