Studio Hamburg, ZDF Enterprises Launch Joint Venture

The new German giant aims for an output of 120-150 film and TV titles annually.

COLOGNE, Germany - German production and licensing giants Studio Hamburg Distribution & Marketing and ZDF Enterprises have launched a 50-50 joint venture to acquire and distribute rights for film and television. Studio Hamburg exec Jens-Uwe Welge and ZDF Enterprieses' Peter Lang will run the new operation, Studio Hamburg Enterprises.

The group aims to have an annual output of between 120-150 film and TV titles, both from international acquisition and co-production deals and from in-house productions.