Speaker Profile MIPDoc/MIPFormats

Dr. Kristina Hollstein

Job TitleDirector Acquisitions and Coproductions Documentaries

Company NameZDF Enterprises GmbH

About

Kristina Hollstein studied information sciences and economics in Sarrebruck, Paris and Spain, and obtained her doctoral degree with a thesis on film financing and funding in Germany and France. In 1988 she began working for an independent film production and distribution company in the field of programming, coproduction and development. She joined ZDF Enterprises in 1996. For 15 years she has been responsible as Director of Documentary Coproduction and Development for the international coproduction and development of documentaries for ZDF and ZDF Enterprises. In this function, she has been involved in about more than 3000 hours of programming, thereunder any high-end projects that have been acclaimed around the world and were coproduced with international partners such as National Geographic, Discovery channel, BBC, Channel 4, France Télévision, ORF, ARTE, S4C and others. Since 2013 she is responsible for the acquisition and coproduction of documentaries for ZDF, 3SAT, ZDF-ARTE and the digital channels ZDFinfo and ZDFneo.

 

About ZDF Enterprises GmbH

ZDF Enterprises was founded in 1993 as a commercial subsidiary of German Pubcaster ZDF. The company is responsible for the worldwide sale of programs, the making of international coproductions, the acquisition of licenses as well as the merchandising of strong program brands in its own name, for the ZDF, and for third parties. ZDF Enterprises has successfully established itself as an independent market player on the German and international stage. Bound into a strong group, the company manages the largest German-language stock of programs in the world and, next to this, a continuously growing portfolio of international productions consisting of series and miniseries, TV movies, documentaries and children’s programs. In the course of the development and diversification process carried out up to now, many business fields in the television and media domains were made accessible in the ZDF Enterprises group. Thus ZDF Enterprises can provide a comprehensive, full-service offering today, and covers every step in the chain of origin and exploitation of successful TV programs, from development to production and up to the marketing of TV licenses, merchandising rights, online rights and much more. 

Conference Sessions

  • MIPDOC INTERNATIONAL PITCH: A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER NEW PROJECTS FOR COMMISSIONING AND CO-PRODUCTION

    08 Apr 2018, 10:15 - 11:30, JW Marriott Hotel, Grand Theatre

    The MIPDoc International Pitch is open to all creators and producers from across the globe seeking to develop factual and documentary projects with coproduction...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Sun, Apr 8
  • CONTENT STRATEGY: A FIRESIDE CHAT WITH KRISTINA HOLLSTEIN & RALF RUECKAUER, ZDF ENTERPRISES

    08 Apr 2018, 14:30 - 15:00, JW Marriott Hotel, Producers Hub

    By pre-registration. First come, first seated   In these intimate sessions, key content executives share their programming, acquisition and commissioning stra...

    • Language: English
      1. Event Date
        Sun, Apr 8

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