Esche Steps Down as Co-CEO of Bavaria Film Group

Bavaria's 'Beloved Sisters' plays in competition at Berlin Film Fest

LONDON — Matthias Esche, the co-CEO of Bavaria Film Group, is to leave the German production company at the end of the month.

Esche joined the Munich-based company in 2006. He had previously been CEO of Hamburg-based production company Polyphon Group. Bavaria’s co-CEO Achim Rohnke will continue to lead the company alone until Esche’s successor is appointed.

Bavaria produced Domink Graf’s “Beloved Sisters” (pictured), which will screen in competition at the Berlin Film Festival. The pic is about the relationship between the poet Friedrich Schiller and two beautiful sisters.

Bavaria also holds a 50% stake in international sales company Global Screen, which reps “Beloved Sisters” in Berlin.

Bavaria’s recent productions also include Michael Caine-starrer “Mr. Morgan’s Last Love” and Samuel L. Jackson starrer “Reasonable Doubt.”

The company owns Bavaria Film Studios, which is one of Germany’s major production facilities. It recently hosted action adventure “Big Game,” which stars Samuel L. Jackson.

More Film

  • Les Arcs Film Festival

    Les Arcs European Film Festival's Industry Village Kicks Off with Strong Roster

    LONDON — Matthias Esche, the co-CEO of Bavaria Film Group, is to leave the German production company at the end of the month. Esche joined the Munich-based company in 2006. He had previously been CEO of Hamburg-based production company Polyphon Group. Bavaria’s co-CEO Achim Rohnke will continue to lead the company alone until Esche’s successor […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Rockets to $215 Million Opening Weekend

    LONDON — Matthias Esche, the co-CEO of Bavaria Film Group, is to leave the German production company at the end of the month. Esche joined the Munich-based company in 2006. He had previously been CEO of Hamburg-based production company Polyphon Group. Bavaria’s co-CEO Achim Rohnke will continue to lead the company alone until Esche’s successor […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    LONDON — Matthias Esche, the co-CEO of Bavaria Film Group, is to leave the German production company at the end of the month. Esche joined the Munich-based company in 2006. He had previously been CEO of Hamburg-based production company Polyphon Group. Bavaria’s co-CEO Achim Rohnke will continue to lead the company alone until Esche’s successor […]

  • Anita Hill

    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    LONDON — Matthias Esche, the co-CEO of Bavaria Film Group, is to leave the German production company at the end of the month. Esche joined the Munich-based company in 2006. He had previously been CEO of Hamburg-based production company Polyphon Group. Bavaria’s co-CEO Achim Rohnke will continue to lead the company alone until Esche’s successor […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    LONDON — Matthias Esche, the co-CEO of Bavaria Film Group, is to leave the German production company at the end of the month. Esche joined the Munich-based company in 2006. He had previously been CEO of Hamburg-based production company Polyphon Group. Bavaria’s co-CEO Achim Rohnke will continue to lead the company alone until Esche’s successor […]

  • Oscar Isaac Addams Family

    Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

    LONDON — Matthias Esche, the co-CEO of Bavaria Film Group, is to leave the German production company at the end of the month. Esche joined the Munich-based company in 2006. He had previously been CEO of Hamburg-based production company Polyphon Group. Bavaria’s co-CEO Achim Rohnke will continue to lead the company alone until Esche’s successor […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Publicists for Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Ridley, Amy Adams Form New Firm

    LONDON — Matthias Esche, the co-CEO of Bavaria Film Group, is to leave the German production company at the end of the month. Esche joined the Munich-based company in 2006. He had previously been CEO of Hamburg-based production company Polyphon Group. Bavaria’s co-CEO Achim Rohnke will continue to lead the company alone until Esche’s successor […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content