Sky Studios has announced a new collaboration with German writer/director Philipp Leinemann.
Under the new deal, Leinemann will write, develop and direct original German and international projects for the company.
CEO of Sky Studios Gary Davey said: “This is great news for Sky Studios’ ambitions in Germany. Phillip is a top-level talent with the creativity and work ethic that is a perfect fit for us. We have been following Phillip’s work for many years and it’s great that he is now part of Sky Studios’ vision.”
Marcus Ammon, director original productions Sky Deutschland, added: “I have been following Philipp’s artistic work since I saw his film When We Were Kings. In television and film he proves two things, an unmistakable gift for story-telling and a visual power in his cinematic realisation. We look forward to a close collaboration.”
Leinemann won a number of awards for his debut film “Wir waren Könige" and has since produced many successful television dramas such as two “Polizeiruf”, the GDR drama "Der letzte Genosse" and the thriller "Die Informantin". His six-part series "Tempel" is currently being re-made for the US market.
He also wrote the screenplay for his latest theatrical movie called "Das Ende der Wahrheit” (The End of Truth).
Launched in 2019, Sky Studios produces content across the UK, Germany and Italy as part of its Sky Originals strand, including The Third Day with Jude Law, ZeroZeroZero from the makers of Gomorrah and The New Pope directed by Paolo Sorrentino.