LEONINE Studios Introduces Documentary Label


LEONINE Studios has launched the new label LEONINE Documentaries, headed by Jochen Koestler, executive VP of nonfiction.

The new label will enhance the existing documentary expertise of LEONINE’s beetz brothers film production and i&u TV with commercial and popular topics. This includes biopics, portraits and “docu-follow” titles.

Alongside Koestler, executive producer Janek Romero and line producer Andreas Tuerpe are responsible for the development and production of all LEONINE Documentaries projects. The three have already worked in various roles on documentaries such as Jan Ullrich—Der Gejagte, Der Anschlag—Angriff auf den BVB, Schickeria—Als München noch sexy war and 22. Juli—Die Schüsse von München.

“LEONINE Documentaries stands for topics and people that shape the zeitgeist,” Koestler said. “Our goal is to produce premium commercial documentaries for a broad audience with a perfect blend of information, entertainment and great production value. With the new label, we expand LEONINE Studios’ premium content portfolio in the non-fiction sector and enhance the outstanding documentary expertise of LEONINE’s beetz brothers film production and the strong information program segment of LEONINE’s i&u TV with additional high-potential growth genres in documentaries. We’re planning to expand this program area in line with market demand.”

Romero and Tuerpe said, “Thanks to LEONINE Studios’ excellent internal and external network, the strong business relationships with all streamers and broadcasters in Germany and well-known international players, we have a perfect starting point for the realization of promising stories and will now fully focus on the development and expansion of our production slate.”