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Endemol Shine Sells Producer of Netflix’s ‘Dark’ to KKR’s Leonine

New German group Leonine, owned by private equity giant KKR, has agreed to acquire TV production company W&B TV, which is behind Netflix series 'Dark', from Endemol Shine Group. Company heads Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg will become chief business development officer and chief production officer at Leonine.

KKR Buys ‘Never Look Away’ Production Company Wiedemann & Berg Film

Private equity group KKR acquired the film production company Wiedemann & Berg Film, producers of 'The Lives of Others' and 'Never Look Away,' adding to its growing stable of German media properties, which also include Tele-Munchen Group and Universum.

Venice: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck on ‘Never Look Away’ and Germany’s Identity Crisis

'The Lives of Others' director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck at the Venice Film Festival discussed his competition entry 'Never Look Away,' which follows a German family through three generations.

Berlin: Europe Buys Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s ‘Werk Ohne Autor’

The new drama from the director of 'The Lives of Others' sells to the U.K., France and Italy.

‘Lives of Others’ Director to Adapt Fantasy Comic ‘Thorgal’ (Exclusive)

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck will develop a live-action take on the best-selling graphic novel about a mysterious boy found and raised by Vikings.

‘Karl Marx City’: Film Review | TIFF 2016

East German-born director Petra Epperlein investigates her father's secret life and tragic death in this Toronto world premiere.

Toronto: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires ‘Labyrinth of Lies’ for North America

The German Nazi cover-up drama has a world premiere on Friday at the Canadian festival

‘Fair Play’: Karlovy Vary Review

This polished coming-of-age drama from Czech writer-director Andrea Sedlackova revolves around the secret state-sponsored doping of athletes in the old Eastern Bloc.

LAFF: Sony Pictures Classics’ Tom Bernard, Michael Barker Get Spirit of Independence Award

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" collaborators Ang Lee and James Schamus joined in the conversation as the two co-presidents looked back at their string of Oscar winners.

Anderson: Berlin Review

A polished documentary about the lingering aftershocks of a real-life spying case among the underground art community in Cold War Berlin.

Burning Bush: Karlovy Vary Review

This sumptuous historical miniseries from HBO Europe recreates the turbulent events of the Prague Spring.

Out in East Berlin: Lesbians and Gays in the GDR: Berlin Review

Engaging documentary weaves together bittersweet personal stories of homosexuality in the workers’ paradise.