LONDON — Jan Mojto’s Beta Film and former MME Moviement exec board member Stefan Oelze are launching a production company together. Cologne-based Seapoint Prods. will be up and running in the next few months.
Oelze is the former chief creative officer of MME Moviement, and managing director of both its subsidiaries, Filmpool and Tower Prods. Prior to that he was managing director of Granada/ITV Studios Germany.
He has been behind several local and international successes in entertainment and scripted formats, including “Come Dine With Me,” “Berlin Day & Night,” “Let’s Dance,” “I Am a Celebrity — Get Me Out of Here” and “Just Sue Me!”
He is also a member of the board of directors of the Swiss social TV channel Joiz.
“I’m delighted to be forming a partnership with Jan Mojto’s Beta Film with their vast expertise in Germany as well as in the international TV market. We share the same vision: investing in programs, developing long-term relationships with talent and working on successful genres,” Oelze said.
“Together, we want to build a production company which is strong in Germany and also globally-focused, and work for all broadcasters and all media platforms in diverse genres.”
Mojto, CEO of Beta Film, said: “We’re very pleased to have Stefan Oelze as a partner, whose greatest strength is in non-scripted content and which, therefore, is a perfect extension to Beta Film with its focus so far on scripted productions and co-productions.”
Beta Film, based in Munich, has been part of Mojto’s company group since 2004. With a catalog of more than 15,000 hours of programs in all formats and genres, it is one of the world’s leading distributors for TV, home video and new media, as well as for theatrical releases, through Beta Cinema, and is active in German and international productions and co-productions.