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Leonine Acquires Berlin Production Company Hyperbole Medien

German mini-major Leonine has acquired Hyperbole Medien, Bastian Asdonk’s Berlin-based television production company best known for its nonfiction and entertainment formats. The deal, which goes into effect June 1, will see Leonine take full control of Hyperbole, producer of award-winning documentary series Germania and political talk show 13 Fragen (13 Questions). The company produces mainly […]

‘Moonfall,’ ‘John Wick 4’ Among Titles in Leonine-Amazon Slate Deal

German mini-major Leonine Studios has signed a multi-year licensing deal with Amazon Prime in Germany and Austria for Leonine’s upcoming feature slate. The deal, announced Tuesday, gives Amazon an exclusive, six-month second SVOD window for its new theatrical and home entertainment titles as well as library films. Among the new films included in the deal […]

Caroline Kusser Named Co-Productions Head at Mediawan, Leonine

The fast-growing European media conglomerate made up for France’s Mediawan and Germany’s Leonine Studios has named former Fremantle Media executive Caroline Kusser its new head of international co-productions. Kusser will head up all TV co-production activities at Mediawan, producers of Call My Agent!, and German group Leonine, producers of Dark, overseeing shows across the more […]

Drama Republic’s Next Act: Top Execs Talk Pan-European Studio Ambitions

The deal, signed July 1, between French and German media giants Mediawan and Leonine to acquire a majority stake in Britain’s Drama Republic — the Emmy-nominated producer of The Honourable Woman, The Irregulars, and Black Earth Rising, not to mention the global hit Doctor Foster — has quietly created a new European television powerhouse. Last year, […]

German Studio Leonine Does 3-Picture Deal With Lionsgate 

German mini-major Leonine Studios have signed a three-picture deal with Lionsgate, taking all rights in Germany and Austria for Eli Roth’s hotly anticipated video game adaptation Borderlands, the family-friendly drama White Bird: A Wonder Story from Finding Neverland helmer Marc Forster, and The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, a meta action-comedy starring Nicolas Cage as…Nicolas […]