ITV Studios Germany has appointed Christiane Ruff to serve as managing director, the international production company announced Monday.
Ruff joins the company beginning July 16. ITV Studios Germany produces a number of high-profile entertainment brands including “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here,” “Four Weddings,” “Come Dine With Me” and “Quizduell.”
Maria Kyriacou, m.d. ITV Studios Global Entertainment and ROW, said: “I am thrilled to have secured such a talented leader to spearhead ITV Studios Germany’s further development and success. Christiane’s deep understanding of producing high quality shows, combined with an acute business sense, makes her exactly the right person to enhance and progress an already exceptionally creative pipeline.”
“It is a privilege to be joining one of the world’s most respected and creatively driven companies,” Ruff said. “I look forward to working with the incredibly talented team in Germany as well as colleagues around the world to deliver first rate programming for the German market and beyond.”
Ruff started her TV career as light entertainment producer for RTL in 1988, rising through the ranks to senior VP, sitcom and comedy. She became deputy managing director of Sony Productions in 1993, becoming m.d. in 1999. In 2010, Ruff produced her first feature film, “Resturlaub,” with Deutsche Columbia Pictures and the following year made a two-year development deal with Constantin Film Munich while continuing her work with Deutsche Columbia.