Moritz Polter, the award-winning Executive Producer behind the acclaimed Das Boot series for Sky, Freud for Netflix/ORF and Arctic Circle for ZDF/Elisa Viihde/YLE is to join ITV Studios, establishing a new scripted label which will be launched later this year.
Based in Germany with an international scope, Polter will bring his expertise in the creation, financing and delivery of international productions to the new venture. In his most recent position as Executive Producer, International Television Series at Bavaria Fiction, Polter built a specialist division in the German market which created several successful multi-territory co-productions for linear broadcasters and international streamers.
Polter will report to Lisa Perrin, Managing Director, International Production at ITV Studios based in London. The name of the new label will be revealed in due course, ITV Studios will distribute its series internationally.
Perrin said: “We have long been aware of the scope for high quality European drama to find international success, but currently the opportunity is at a record high. Increasingly, well-produced German drama series are proving themselves to have global resonance and several of the most successful have been brought to screen by Moritz Polter. We’re delighted to welcome him into the ITV Studios family and are excited about what we can achieve together.”
Polter added: “I am thrilled to join the ITV Studios family. Looking at the amazing producer talent which is already part of the business I am overjoyed to be given the opportunity to create my own label among such an illustrious Group. ITV Studios is a great partner which is looking for the same thing I am looking for: Bringing together exceptional talent behind and in front of the camera to create exciting, thought provoking and entertaining programmes which reach local and global audiences alike.”