Jörn Krieger | 09-09-2013
German TV production house MME Moviement, which owns the brands Filmpool and MME, has opened a production office in Los Angeles.
Danny Villa, who previously built up the US business for TwoFour America, will head the company's activities in the North American market as executive vice president.
With the move, MME Moviement wants to interlink more closely with its US sister company All3Media America, headed by Stephen Lambert and Eli Holzmann.
Through its US office, MME Moviement wants to develop and produce programmes for the US television market in collaboration with All3Media America, in particular US adaptions of formats successfully established in Germany by MME Moviement.
With its own infrastructure, the company also wants to more strongly use opportunities to find ideas and formats for the German market in the US and possibly produce them there.
With a turnover of €93.5 million in the financial year 2011/12, MME Moviement is one of Germany's largest independent TV production houses. Since May 2007, the company has been part of UK-based TV production and sales group All3Media which holds a 93% stake.