Nico Hofmann
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Germany

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
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Nico Hofmann Appointed Co-CEO of UFA Group

Nico Hofmann Appointed Co-CEO of UFA Group

FremantleMedia has appointed German film producer Nico Hofmann (pictured above left, with "Physician" director Philipp Stolzl) as co-CEO of UFA Group, the company’s German production arm. Hofmann will form a new joint leadership team for UFA with current CEO Wolf Bauer, with Hofmann set to take over as sole CEO in September 2017. The pair will both serve on the FremantleMedia Operating Board.Hofmann and Bauer will share overall management responsibilities with dedicated responsibilities for certain operations and units. They will...

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