Leading German producer and distributor Leonine Studios is expanding its production division with the launch of new label Leonine Documentaries, headed by Jochen Koestler.

Koestler, who has been Executive Vice President of Non-Fiction at Leonine Studios since the beginning of January, will work with Executive Producer Janek Romero and Line Producer Andreas Tuerpe on the development and production of all Leonine Documentaries projects. Koestler previously served as Managing Director of Germany’s Constantin Entertainment.

5. Leonine.L-R Jochen Koestler, Janek Romero, Andreas Tuerpe

(L-r) Jochen Koestler, Janek Romero, Andreas Tuerpe, Leonine

The trio have worked in various roles on documentaries for Prime Video and Sky.

Leonine Studios is already active in documentaries through its production companies beetz brothers film production and i&u TV.

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Koestler said: “Leonine Documentaries stands for topics and people that shape the zeitgeist. Our goal is to produce premium commercial documentaries for a broad audience with a perfect blend of information, entertainment and great production value.

“With the new label, we expand Leonine Studios’ premium content portfolio in the non-fiction sector and enhance the outstanding documentary expertise of Leonine’s beetz brothers film production and the strong information programme segment of Leonine’s i&u TV with additional high-potential growth genres in documentaries. We’re planning to expand this program area in line with market demand.”

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