Fred Kogel to rep Teutonic star Til Schweiger
Doreen Wilcox of Anonymous Content still reps for U.S.COLOGNE, Germany -- Two Ubertalents of the German media industry have joined forces: Fred Kogel, former head of commercial network Sat.1 and board member of Munich mini-major Constantin Film has taken over German representation of Teutonic multi-hyphanate Til Schweiger.
Kogel's consulting firm, Fred Kogel GmbH, will rep Schweiger for German film, television, advertising and other projects. Doreen Wilcox of Anonymous Content will continue to represent the U.S. career of the "Inglorious Basterds" star.
In his home country, Schweiger is an undisputed superstar -- the writer, director and lead actor in several boxoffice hits including "Rabbit Without Ears" (2007) and its sequel which together earned nearly $100 million at the till for Warner Bros. Germany. Schweiger is also the front man for several high-profile German ad campaigns, including one for Braun razors and Konig Pilsner beer.
Kogel is one of the German industry's prime insiders and powerbrokers. He has held key posts at networks ZDF and Sat.1, at now-defunct licensing giant KirchMedia and at Constantin Film, Germany's largest indie film producer/distributor where he was CEO from 2003-2008. Kogel is still supervisory board chairman at Constantin.
Talent representation is a small sideline for Kogel but he has one other superstar client: Harold Schmidt, Germany's best-known late night talk-show host.