Articles about UFA Fiction
In Treatment meets Mindhunter in German drama 8 Zeugen (The Witnesses), in which a memory scientist questions eight people over the kidnapping of a young girl. Producers Christian Rohde and Viktoria Barkhausen explain more.
The fall of the Berlin Wall marks the start of the end of the Deutschland trilogy, but star Jonas Nay tells DQ that super-spy Martin Rauch still faces some deadly decisions in Deutschland 89.
The cast and crew behind HBO Europe’s first international coproduction, Hackerville, explain why the drama is as much about relationships and culture as computers.
German writer Annette Hess tells DQ about period drama Ku’damm 56 and its upcoming sequel Ku’damm 59, her desire to create a series with strong female characters and why she enjoys writing about the past.
Deutschland 83 co-creator and head writer Anna Winger reveals her surprise at the international success of the German Cold War drama and teases what’s in store for viewers in Deutschland 86.
Actors Sofia Helin, Friederike Becht and Tom Schilling join writer Paula Milne to discuss German Cold War drama Der gleiche Himmel (The Same Sky) – a series about “ordinary people caught up in ordinary times” and the decisions they make in search of a better life.
Writer Paula Milne and director Oliver Hirschbiegel discuss their upcoming Cold War drama Der gleiche Himmel (The Same Sky), in which a ‘Romeo’ agent is sent on a seductive mission in 1970s Berlin.
There’s evidence that US networks are still on the hunt for international formats this week following HBO and NBC pickups. Meanwhile, European historical coproductions also continue to attract investment.
Top-tier television writers are in short supply, so how are producers finding new voices for the small screen? DQ investigates.
Google-owned YouTube is finally getting into the scripted origination business, while there are also new projects from drama heavyweights Netflix, ITV, Sky, JJ Abrams, UFA and Kudos.
Germany will be the focal point of a series of high-profile events at MipTV 2016. So this week we’re taking a look at the international market’s growing interest in German-language drama.
Fresh from the global success of Cold War drama Deutschland 83, Germany’s UFA Fiction is now exploring the political and sexual revolution of 1950s Berlin in Ku’damm 56. Michael Pickard reports.
A strong critical reception for German-language Deutschland 83 has failed to translate into viewing numbers on SundanceTV in the US, but Andy Fry says that doesn’t mean the channel should give up on non-English fare.