Legendary & TOBIS JV Taps STUDIOCANAL Alum as CEO


Isabel Hund has been appointed as CEO of the new German-language television joint venture between Legendary Entertainment and TOBIS.

Hund has spent nearly the last decade leading German production and acquisition for STUDIOCANAL. Now, she will lead the joint venture’s efforts to develop, produce and distribute premium German-language serial content.

For the JV, TOBIS will take the operational lead on the ground, while Legendary will handle distribution of the venture’s content outside of German-speaking Europe.

Hund said, “Quality storytelling and creating meaningful content is my passion. I am convinced there is always a market for fresh ideas, good stories and exciting talent, and I can’t wait to start on this new journey of building a home for talent and the stories they want to tell together with the great team of Legendary and TOBIS.”

Legendary CEO Joshua Grode added, “Isabel’s list of accomplishments speaks for itself, and there is no one more talented or better suited to grow this venture than her. Her expertise in the German market and ability to consistently produce critical and commercial hits make her a perfect fit, and we look forward to helping her expand her portfolio of top-quality German content.”

TOBIS Principals Timm Oberwelland and Theo Gringel said, “We are very happy to welcome Isabel as head of our growing television business. She brings with her a wide range of experiences, an excellent network and reputation, as well as a proven instinct for high-quality content. Together, we are excited to launch German-language high-end series that can succeed in Germany and around the world.”