Sky Studios announces exclusive deal with film-maker Philipp Leinemann

Marcus Ammon, Director Original Productions Sky Deutschland,
added: “I have been following Philipp’s artistic work since I saw his film When We Were Kings. In television and film he proves two things, an unmistakable gift for story-telling and a visual power in his cinematic realisation. We look forward to a close collaboration.”

Philipp Leinemann said: “Film is the perfect medium to tell a story. Everything flows together; theatre, literature and music, and allows me to be heard. It’s like a letter that becomes a dialogue with the audience, the people who take the time to watch my films.

“Sky is now offering me the opportunity to tell bold and ambitious stories and to develop freely. It reminds me why I came into film-making in the first place and I have a great sense of excitement and joy. I am grateful to Sky for this opportunity and look forward to working with them.”

Philipp Leinemann studied directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF), during which time, he produced short films and commercials.

He won a number of awards for his debut film “Wir waren Könige” and has since produced many successful television dramas such as two “Polizeiruf”, the GDR drama “Der letzte Genosse” and the thriller “Die Informantin”.

His six-part series “Tempel” is currently being re-made for the US market.

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He also wrote the screenplay for his latest theatrical movie called “Das Ende der Wahrheit” (The End of Truth) starring well known German actors Ronald Zehrfeld, Alexander Fehling, Claudia Michelsen, Axel Prahl and Antje Traue.

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