Nico Hofmann has taken on the role of sole CEO of German film and television production company UFA Group, which is best-known for International Emmy Award-winning spy drama “Deutschland '83.” The company, owned by FremantleMedia, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.The move follows a two-year transition-period, announced in September 2015, in which Wolf Bauer and Hofmann have headed UFA as co-CEOs. As planned, Bauer is stepping down after more than 27 years in charge of UFA, and will continue to...
Hofmann has headed the UFA Fiction unit since 2013, served as co-CEO of the UFA parent group since 2015 and, as of September 2017, the company’s sole chief executive.
After ending a brief award-winning career as a film director, Hofmann launched the Berlin-based production company teamWorx (now part of UFA Fiction). He oversaw production of hit TV event productions and miniseries, including such historical works as “The Tunnel,” “March of Millions,” “The Tower” and “Stauffenberg.”
More recently, he has served as producer on major award-winning productions and feature films like “The Physician,” “Generation War,” “Deutschland 83” and “The Same Sky.” Hofmann was also instrumental in the establishment of the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, where he still serves as a professor of scenic film direction.