WarnerMedia in First-Look Deal with Fatih Akin


WarnerMedia has secured a first-look deal with the award-winning German-Turkish film director, screenwriter and producer Fatih Akin.

The deal will span multiple years and several projects and will cover German- and Turkish-language movies and series for theatrical release, TV and for HBO Max.

WarnerMedia and Akin have previously produced three movies together: the 2017 Golden Globe-winning Aus dem Nichts (In the Fade), Der Goldene Handschuh (The Golden Glove) and Rheingold, which will have its theatrical release on October 27.

Hannes Heyelmann, executive VP of programming for EMEA at WarnerMedia, said: “We’ve worked with Fatih Akin for a number of years now, and this deal furthers our fantastic relationship together. We know how important local content is to our audiences and together with Fatih we want to produce some great German and Turkish language content. We are looking forward to continuing our work with this incredibly talented director and writer.”

Akin added: “Warner Bros. Pictures has inspired me all of my life. Some of the most important movies of all time were made by the studio. After three amazing collaborations, I feel that I’m in very good hands with WarnerMedia.”