Dr. Christian Franckenstein
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Germany

Bavaria Film

Dr.
Christian
Franckenstein

CEO / Chairman

Franckenstein has overseen efforts to make Bavaria Film leaner and more efficient, including restructuring the company into three main divisions – Content, Rights & Distribution and Studios & Services – and divesting non-core assets.

He has also been keen to tap into the company’s rich film and television heritage. In addition to hosting recent international productions at its vast studio facility in Munich, like Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” Bavaria Film is also partnering with Sky on a sequel to Wolfgang Petersen’s classic “Das Boot,” which is likewise based on the literary work of author Lothar-Günther Buchheim.

Franckenstein previously served as chairman and CEO of Munich-based TV entertainment group MME Moviement, a subsidiary of British group All3Media. He co-founded Moviement in 1999 and, following the company’s merger with MME in 2004, became chief financial officer of MME Moviement and in 2012, CEO.

Career

  • MME Moviement AG
  • Bavaria Film

Education

  • EBS University of Business & Law (Germany)

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