Hard Times – Light Entertainment

  • Tuesday, 24. June 2003 14:00 hrs

In co-operation with MME Me, Myself & Eye Entertainment AG


Entertainment programs have long established themselves as the most productive genre on German television. With low production costs these formats can be exploited across media and are increasingly ousting expensive fiction productions. The seminar will explore international trends and probe perspectives for German TV entertainment.

Host: Hans-Wolfgang Pausch, Gemini Filmproduktion GmbH, Cologne

14.00 hrs-14.30 hrs, Keynote
Hard Times – Light Entertainment
Prof. Dr. Lothar Mikos, Academy of Film and Television “Konrad Wolf”, Potsdam-Babelsberg

14.30 hrs-15.15 hrs, Presentation
Trends and Tendencies in the International TV Entertainment
Paul Jackson, Head of Entertainment, Granada plc, London

15.15 hrs-16.00 hrs, Panel
The Broadcasters’ Entertainment Strategies
Tom Sänger, Head of Entertainment, RTL Television, Cologne
Axel Beyer, Head of Entertainment, WDR/ARD, Cologne
Jobst Benthues, Head of Entertainment, ProSieben Television GmbH, Munich-Unterföhring
Matthias Alberti, Head of Entertainment, SAT.1, Berlin


16.00 hrs-16.15 hrs, Coffee break

16.15 hrs-17.00 hrs, Panel
Perspectives for the German TV Entertainment
Ute Biernat, Managing Director, GRUNDY Light Entertainment, Cologne-Hürth
Jörg Grabosch, Creative Content Officer, Brainpool TV AG, Cologne
Otto Steiner, Managing Director, KirchMedia Entertainment, Ismaning/Munich
Christoph Post, CEO, MME Me, Myself & Eye Entertainment AG, Hamburg
Christiane Ruff, Sony Pictures Film und Fernsehen Produktion GmbH, Köln-Hürth