Filmpool film and television production

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filmpool entertainment GmbH
legal form GmbH
founding 2012
Seat Huerth
management Vittorio Valente, Markus Schäfer
Branch Film and television production
Website [1]

filmpool fiction GmbH
legal form GmbH
founding 2012
Seat Cologne
management Iris Kiefer, Markus Schäfer
Branch Film and television production
Website [2]

The two companies filmpool entertainment GmbH and filmpool fiction GmbH , which are active in film and television production, emerged from filmpool Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH in 2012 .

The core business of Filmpool Entertainment comprises the development and production of entertainment programs of various genres. These include court shows , television games , documentary soaps , television series , documentaries and shows , and the like. a. for WDR , RTL , ZDF , VOX , Sat.1 , RTL II , ProSieben . In 2005 the company produced around 800 hours of television programming, in 2008 it was 500 hours. Currently around 1500 hours are produced annually, mainly in the field of scripted reality , where Filmpool Entertainment has played a leading role.

Filmpool Fiction develops and produces fictional programs for all major German broadcasters. For many years, Filmpool Fiction's program brands have included “Tatort” Munster with Jan Josef Liefers and Axel Prahl and “Polizeiruf 110” from Rostock with Anneke Kim Sarnau and Charly Hübner . The crime series “ Kommissar Dupin ” with Pasquale Aleardi , based on the bestselling novels by Jean-Luc Bannalec , is also one of the company's successful formats, as is “Polizeiruf 110” from Magdeburg with Claudia Michelsen and Matthias Matschke . The portfolio is rounded off by highly regarded individual works such as B. “ Better than you ” with Christoph Maria Herbst , Ulrike Tscharre and Sophie von Kessel , “ The winner ticket ” with Matthias Habich and Angela Winkler , “Last exit Sauerland” with Heiner Lauterbach and Friedrich von Thun or “ Mother's enough now ” with Ulrike Krumbiegel and Ernst Stötzner , to name just a small selection.


The company was founded on October 31, 1974 by the journalist and producer Gisela Marx , who has continued to work as a consultant since she left the management on September 1, 2009. The first production of the Filmpool was a commercial for wallpaper. In the 1970s, the company's focus was on developing and producing industrial and advertising films, for example for the Unimog , Linde AG and ministries, as well as documentaries.

In the 1980s, TV films and series were added. Since the early 1990s, Filmpool has also been developing "non-fictional" entertainment formats and comedy.

Since 2004, Filmpool has been part of the MME MOVIEMENT group (Filmpool GmbH-Hürth; MME GmbH-Berlin; Allmedia GmbH-Munich; White Balance GmbH-Hamburg; Lunet GmbH-Munich; Time2Talk GmbH-Potsdam), which has been the fourth largest German television producer since 2005 (after the UFA group, Studio Hamburg and Bavaria Film ). This group was in turn taken over in 2007 by the British group All3Media . In 2012, filmpool split into filmpool entertainment GmbH and filmpool fiction GmbH.


Filmpool entertainment has its own casting department, the index of which includes around 120,000 amateur actors from Germany. In 2006 the Filmpool Academy was founded for the further training of employees. Direction seminars were held by director Rainer Matsutani as a lecturer .

The annual sales of filmpool Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH were in 2003: 44 million euros; 2004: 49 million euros; 2005: approx. 47 million euros. In the years 2009–2011, several filmpool projects had budgets of more than one million euros each.


Awards from Filmpool productions since 1998 (selection):

  • 1999 German TV Award in the category “Best Director of TV Film”: Claudia Prietzel
  • 2000 Prix ​​Italia (52nd International Radio and Television Competition)
Kelly Bastian - The Story of a Hope
Judge Barbara Salesch - The criminal court
  • 2002 German Television Award - "Best Daily Show"
Pietje Bell
  • 2003 Children's Film Festival Münster: Prize of the Children's Jury
The November man
  • 2007 film art award for television in Germany
Its on the tip of my tongue
  • 2009 Zoom International TV Festival, Critic Award - Best European TV Film

Productions (selection)

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