Nico Hofmann
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Germany
2018

UFA

Nico
Hofmann

CEO

Hofmann, CEO of Germany’s leading television production company, aims to be a global player. UFA produces local ratings successes such as “Ku’damm 56” and sequel “Ku’damm 59,” and critical hits “Generation War” and “Deutschland 83,” which both won International Emmys. The company increasingly works with others owned by parent Fremantle, such as Euston Films on the adaptation of Robert Harris’ spy novel “Munich.” It also engages outside players, including HBO Europe on the thriller “Hackerville.” Upcoming is Austrian auteur Michael Haneke’s first TV series, the dystopian “Kelvin’s Book.” Although fiction shows make up 70 percent of UFA’s revenue, it also does unscripted, such as the German versions of “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.”

Career

  • GENERATION WAR
  • DEUTSCHLAND 83
  • KU'DAMM 56

Education

  • University of Television & Film Munich (Germany)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Nico Hofmann Takes Sole Charge of 'Deutschland '83' Producer UFA

Nico Hofmann Takes Sole Charge of 'Deutschland '83' Producer UFA

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...

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