EXCLUSIVE: German primary Leonine has rebranded its TV subsidiary Odeon Leisure as Madame Zheng Manufacturing and appointed manufacturer Tina Wagner as Managing Director as a part of a restructure.
Odeon Leisure, which can proceed to focus on factual and fact TV productions, documentaries and reside declares, will likely be led through Wagner with Leonine’s Co-Head Of Leisure Nina Etspüler additionally becoming a member of the control along Martin Schneider, Odeon Leisure’s long-standing managing director.
Wagner was once up to now manufacturer and government manufacturer of docutainment codecs at German outfit RedSeven Leisure. Her productions come with Mothers Make Porn, Kiss Bang Love, 5 Senses For Love, which was once nominated for the German Tv Award, in addition to Previous Folks’s House For 4 Yr-Olds and Married At First Sight, which received the German Tv Award.
Nina Etspüler is Co-Head of Leisure at Leonine Studios and Managing Director of i&u TV and Madame Zheng Manufacturing. In the past, she was once Staff Inventive Director of Purple Arrow Studios, answerable for world structure and content material building in addition to acquisitions and global marketplace launches. She additionally spent greater than a decade at ProSieben and Sat.1, the place she was once answerable for more than one codecs.
Schneider, who can be Managing Director of Madame Zheng Manufacturing, up to now headed Odeon Leisure and has been answerable for the advance and manufacturing of more than a few non-fiction productions.
Fred Kogel, CEO and Co-Head of Leisure at Leonine Studios, defined: “Ever since Nina Etspüler joined Leonine in January 2021, we have now collectively pursued the function of organising a manufacturing logo that advocates for equality and variety in entrance of and at the back of the digicam, to be able to firmly anchor those topics, which might be crucial for Leonine Studios, within the manufacturing marketplace. The leisure sector in Germany, particularly, has numerous catching-up to do, which is why we wish to consciously champion equality and variety. I’m very happy that we will be able to now put our plans into apply with the sort of outstanding and proficient colleague as Tina Wagner. Madame Zheng Manufacturing completely enhances our current leisure manufacturers i&u TV and search engine marketing Leisure. In its entirety, Leonine Studios now covers an excellent broader spectrum inside non-fiction manufacturing. This may occasionally generate additional expansion for our Leonine manufacturing department.”
Tina Wagner, Managing Director of Madame Zheng Manufacturing, added: “We wish to create methods that enchantment to everybody and don’t prohibit ourselves to precise genres or goal audiences. Our primary focal point is to broaden entertaining, value-driven and glamorous codecs which might be visually leading edge, recognizable and distinctive. The brand new corporate title displays our logo essence. Madame Zheng, the title of a mythical pirate, symbolizes for us a powerful unconventional lady who could be very a success at what she does. And that’s how we’re beginning out now – in a position to overcome the TV panorama. I’m very excited to embark in this adventure with Nina Etspüler, Martin Schneider and our nice, skilled workforce as a part of Leonine Studios.”