Ziegler Film launches cinema label to concentrate its activities on feature film production
The company’s two CEOs, Regina and Tanja Ziegler have appointed former Telepool Head of License Transactions Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann as managing director of Ziegler Cinema.
Ziegler Cinema currently has five projects at different stages of development based on bestselling literary properties.
Higuchi-Zitzmann told ScreenDaily that one of the first films from the slate likely to go into production would be Freshly Squeezed at the beginning of 2011. “Susanne Fröhlich is a kind of Helen Fielding in Germany with a large female fan community,” she said.
“In the long term, we also want to realise international co-productions,” Higuchi-Zitzmann added. “It would certainly make sense for The Concubine of Shanghai to enter into a partnership with a Chinese producer.”
Henry Of Navarre, which had its world premiere in a gala screening in the Berlinale Special sidebar last month, is being handled internationally by Bavaria Film International.