Sky Original production “The Ibiza Affair”, a four-part series by W&B Television co-produced with epo-film wins the 2022 Grimme Award in the fantasy category.

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As the Grimme Institute announced today, the four-part series “The Ibiza Affair (”, the film based on the stunning political scandal by director Christopher Scheer, wins the Grimme Award for this. year [EBS1] In the fantasy category. Sky Original is a production by W&B Television (Producers: Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann) in co-production with epo-film. Stefan Holtz and Florian Iorsen for the script, Christopher Scherr for the direction, Nils Landmark and Jan Ruschke for the leading director and actor Nicholas Ovcharek, casting the entire ensemble (including Andreas Lust, Julian Lomann, David Hamada, Stefan Moore, Patrick Goldenberg, Deleila Piasko and Cosima Lehninger and Anna Gorshkova). The Grimme Prize will be awarded on August 26, 2022 at the Marl City Theatre.

“The Ibiza Affair” premiered on October 21, 2021 on Sky and is available exclusively on Sky in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. The four episodes are available upon request via Sky Ticket and Sky Q.

Producers Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann, Dieter and Jakob Pochlatko (epo-film production produktionsges.mbh), who serve as co-producers in Austria and executive producers Lucia Vogdt, Frank Gastfelder and Marcus Amon for Sky Germany. Thank you Quirin Berg for this additional award, which would not have been achieved without the exceptional team effort: “We are very pleased with this honor from the Grimme Institute. With great respect we congratulate and thank Stefan Holtz and Florian Euersen for their outstanding screenplays, Christoph Scheer for outstanding acting, Nils Landmark and Jan Röschke for great editing, Nicholas Ovcharek for the brilliant acting and the entire crew, team and our partner on Sky and epo-film for a really great work together. It goes to Bastian Obermayer and Friedrich Obermayer had it not been for their brave investigative work there would have been no disclosure and publication on the Ibiza case” .

Frank Gastfelder, Director of Sky Originals at Sky: “We are very pleased with the Grimme Award in the Fiction category. It shows us that contemporary political themes can be entertaining without losing their edge and relevance. We are proud of everyone’s work in front and behind the camera and we especially thank the producers for their tireless efforts. To make this series possible.

Jury Logic excerpts: “The thrilling acting performance, clever script adaptation, brilliant camera and last but not least the lavish presentation that inspire this unbridled blend of thriller, crime, political thriller, drama and slapstick. The freedom of narrative of the story knows how to skillfully use the set.” Above all, Nicholas Ovcharyk, as a driven and obsessive private investigator, takes on the continuum part of the journey that changes across the levels of time.Andreas Lust excels in his shooting accuracy of the arrogant and arrogant politician, as Strache’s uncanny likeness breaks the boundaries between reality and cinematic reality.Anna Gorokhova shines As a decoy that effortlessly swings back and forth between pragmatism, daring and cosmopolitanism.Florian Euersen is a factual book written by journalists Bastian Obermaier and Frieder ik Obermaier of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.Both are largely responsible for the processing and dissemination of video materials.In the film they serve as the peer and, at the same time, the moral authority For the duo Hesenthaler/Mirfagray It is the role of good and honest media that reveals the facts in a clever and sustainable way. This is also an added value to this movie. Commentary passages, such as a small cartoon or a scene from a Punch and Judy show, are inserted into the plot as parody points. Visually, the production is impressive in a luxurious style, the widescreen format is used down to the last centimeter. Every setting is rich in details and original locations, like the villa in Ibiza, that support a mixture of fact and fiction.”

W&B Television produced on behalf of Sky Studios. Producers are Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann for W&B Television. Executive Director of Development Dominic Kempf, Producer Laura Mihajlovic. Sky Executive producers are Lucia Vogt, Frank Gastfelder and Marcus Amon. Austrian co-producer Dieter and Jakob Puschatko for epo-film productionsges.mbh. “The Ibiza Affair” was funded by TV Fund Austria (RTR), FilmTV Fund Bavaria and Film Fund Vienna.

About Sky Germany:

Sky Deutschland is one of the leading entertainment companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The selection of programs consists of the best live sports, exclusive series, the latest movies, a wide range of children’s programmes, exciting documentaries and entertainment shows – many of which are Sky Originals. Viewers can watch the program at home and on the go via Sky Q and Sky Ticket. The Sky Q entertainment platform offers everything from one source: Sky and free TV channels, thousands of on-demand movies and series, media libraries and many other applications. With Sky Ticket, customers can stream series, movies and live sports with flexibility in terms of location, time and on a monthly basis. Sky Germany, headquartered in Unterföhring near Munich, is part of the Comcast Group and belongs to Europe’s leading media and entertainment group Sky.

About Wiedemann & Berg:

Wiedemann & Berg Film and Wiedemann & Berg Television are LEONINE Studios and have now made over 140 productions, including Netflix’s first German original DARK movie, which has been voted as the world’s most popular Netflix original series by the leading US rating platform” Rotten Tomatoes. Its products have been nominated and awarded several times, including: Academy Award, Award of the German Academy of Television, BAFTA, Bambi, Bavarian Television Award, Bavarian Film Award, César, European Film Award, Hollywood Reporter Award, German Television Award, German Film Award, German Academy of Television Film Dramatic Arts Award, Golden Camera, Baden-Baden Television Film Festival Honorary Award, Golden Nymphe, Grimm Award, GQ Award, Los Angeles Critics Award, Magnolia Award, Mira Award, Rocky Award, Rummy and Golden Globe.

About epo film:

Founded in 1954, epo-film is one of the most traditional Austrian film production companies. The managing directors and sole owners are Jakob and Dieter Pochlatko. epo-film produces with great success for both television and film in the feature and documentary film sectors. epo-film products have won awards at Cannes Film Festival, Rumi Awards, Austrian Film Award, Bavarian Television Award, Bambi, Zurich Film Festival, Jackson Hole Wildlife Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, Diagonal, Baden-Baden Television Film Festival and Biarritz Festival.

About Sky Studios:

Sky Studios develops, produces and funds its own dramas, comedies and documentaries for 24 million Sky customers and many other potential viewers. Building on the critically acclaimed success of Sky Originals to date, including the 10-Emmy Award-winning Chernobyl series ( and international films Babylon Berlin (’shurl=babylon-berlin&wkz=WHPS10) “,” Der Pass ( de/serien /der-pass)” and “Das Boot (”, Sky Studios presents itself as a new creative realm. For Sky indoor products such as “The Third Day (” with Jude Law, “ZeroZeroZero ( -181830)” from the authors of “Gomorrah” and “The New Pope”, ( Oscar-winning ® director Paolo Sorrentino’s work.

Sky Studios invests in the cultural and film industries around the world and has interests in ten production companies in the UK and USA. Sky Studios was established in June 2019. The company’s senior leadership includes Cecile Fruit-Kutaz as CEO, Caroline Cooper as COO, Cameron Roach as UK Drama Director, John Montague as UK Director of Comedy, and Nils Hartmann as Executive Vice President Sky Studios Italy and Germany .

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