Bavaria Film is one of the most highly regarded media companies in Europe. A traditional film studio founded in 1919 in Gruenwald on the outskirts of Munich, Bavaria Film, its subsidiaries and partner companies have developed into an international service provider for film and television productions. It has branches in the most important media locations in German-speaking countries and provides services for all segments of the audio-visual industry.
Bavaria Film’s three business segments are “Content”, “Rights & Distribution” and “Studios & Services”. The business segment “Content”, with its film and television productions, is the most important business segment. Annually, Bavaria Film produces approximately 40,000 broadcast minutes of television programmes. Bavaria Film considers itself first and foremost as a producer of culturally high-quality programmes. Decisive factors are the audience identification with Bavaria Film's productions and high production values. In addition to its successful TV series and cine films especially within German-speaking countries, Bavaria Film is internationally known for film productions like THE BOAT (DAS BOOT), MR. MORGAN’S LAST LOVE with Sir Michael Caine and BELOVED SISTERS which represented Germany in the 87th Academy Awards.
In its business segment “Rights & Distribution”, the entire rights catalogue of Bavaria Film including music publishing, film & TV rights as well as the licensing division are consolidated. The business segment also represents a considerable number of rights from external companies, entities and right holders in all business sectors.
In its third business segment “Studios & Services”, Bavaria Film offers twelve film and TV studios as well as a complete spectrum of technical services – before, during, and after production. The infrastructure of the film metropolis in Gruenwald and the wide range of services provided are unique in Europe. Bavaria Film offers every production-relevant segment for film, television and event productions. This includes among other services: recording technologies, mobile technologies, modern studio facilities, set construction, extensive inventories of props and costumes, production technologies, postproduction, distribution and archival storage.