About Wiedemann & Berg Television GmbH & Co. KG
Wiedemann & Berg Television is a joint venture of producers Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg with the Endemol Group.
The Endemol Group is the largest global alliance of independent entertainment companies. The Endemol network spans twenty-six countries. In most major international markets one of its subsidiaries ranks among the top three independent production companies. In Germany, Endemol stands for such hit formats as “Wer wird Millionär”, “Stadtklink” or “Die Wache”.
Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg sat together in fifth grade – sharing their enthusiasm for movies. Together they graduated from high school and two years later, in 1999, enrolled at the renowned University for Television and Film – Munich, to study Production and Media Business. And together, during their diploma year, in 2003, they founded Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG and produced their first movie commissioned for TV. Their first theatrically released film The Lives of Others made cinema history, not only captivating millions of movie-goers worldwide, but also winning numerous honors, including a Bavarian Film Award, a German Film Award, a European Film Award, a César, a BAFTA Award, an Independent Spirit Award and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
This was followed by such TV and feature-film productions as the successful TV event movie “Inferno – Flammen über Berlin (Raging Inferno)” the period drama “Räuber Kneissl”, and the box-office hits “Männerherzen (Men in the City)” and “Friendship!” with respectively more than 2.1 and 1.5 million German admissions.
Max Wiedemann and Quirin Berg stand for premium fiction productions, from “art house” to “popcorn” entertainment. From 2010, their Wiedemann & Berg Film production company will focus exclusively on movies for theatrical release.
The founding of Wiedemann & Berg Television in January 2010 represents the exclusive consolidation of all fiction television activities of Endemol Deutschland and Wiedemann & Berg – an ideal partnership dedicated to the production of diverse, innovative and successful projects for the national and international television markets.