German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has set up Magic Flight Film, a new division dedicated to making TV movies. It will be part of the Producers at Work production division, which is jointly operated by ProSieben and producer Christian Popp.
Magic Flight will be based in Munich and Berlin. It will be run by Christian Rohde (The Man from Pfalz), previously of RTL-owned German TV producer teamWorx and German film producer and professor of the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy, Franziska Buch (Emil and the Detectives).
It will start operating from next year.
Rohde said the new unit will produce high-quality TV movies with broad appeal and the new unit has several movies in development.
Producers at Work has already had some success with serialised scripted formats including the German-language telenovela Anna und die Liebe, which has run to over 250 episodes on Sat.1.