Klaus Zimmermann

Klaus Zimmermann started his career in 1993 at the German company KirchGruppe. For two years, he worked in Munich alongside the company’s director of production and distribution, Jan Mojto. He was then successively in charge of marketing, international distribution and international productions. In this capacity, he participated on the production of animation films, feature films, television series and features and international co-productions (Le comte de Monte Cristo, Balzac, Les Misérables, etc…). He returns to France in 2002, creating and heading the company Zimt Media, Paris & Munich. The following year, Klaus Zimmermann joins GMT Productions (Lagardère Active) as head of international development and worked on Les trois mousquetaires. He was also executive producer of the French TV features Brasier (M6) and Salieri (France 2). In 2004, he is additionally made Vice President and Director of Operations of Capital Image, a subsidiary of GMT specialized in international projects for television and cinema. In 2006, he co-founds Zen Productions with Nathalie Drouaire. In this company, he developed, produced and co-produced a number of ambitious projects (Laconia for ARD, BBC and Canal+, The Bible Code for ProSieben and M6, etc…). Nominated four times for the award of ‘Best Producer’ in Germany for The Patin (2008), Vulkan (2009), Die Grenze (2010) and Borgia (2012) Klaus has returned to Lagardère Entertainment since October 2009 as managing director and producer of Atlantique Productions where he initiated, developed, financed and produced several outstanding television programs with the world’s leading talent and broadcasters such as Borgia, Transporter, Death in Paradise and Jo.
In 2012, he initiated a European postgraduate masterprogram for European scriptwriters and producers ‘Serial Eyes’ at the DFFB in cooperation with the London Film School and the Danish Film Institute. He continues to teach and consult at the program as well as on many international seminars such as MIDPOINT.
In the beginning of 2014 he started Dynamic Television in Los Angeles with his American partner Dan March and Dynamic Productions based in Paris and Berlin to develop, finance and produce outstanding, high-end drama in television and feature film. Projects include many series such as 100 Code, Cape Town, Van Helsing and Trapped from Baltasar Kormakur and RvK Studios and active developments with broadcasting partners all over the world such as Showtime, Youtube, Sky, TV2, France Television, ZDF, …

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