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Autentic takes over Tangram International

Munich-based producer-distributor Autentic has acquired a majority stake in German documentary prodco Tangram International, for an undisclosed sum.
May 14, 2013

Munich-based producer-distributor Autentic has acquired a majority stake in German documentary prodco Tangram International, for an undisclosed sum.

As part of the deal, Dagmar Biller – who heads up Tangram – will continue to lead the production company as managing partner.

Autentic MD Patrick Hoerl said: “A strong production company is the ideal supplement to our growing distribution business. For years now, Tangram has been one of the most successful documentary film producers in Germany.

“Under the direction of Dagmar Biller, the company has also proven itself in a difficult market affected by many changes. This makes Tangram an ideal partner for us at Autentic.”

Tangram produces documentaries on subjects including history, science, literature, art and contemporary history, and has worked with German and international broadcasters such as ARD, ZDF, Arte, the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery Communications, PBS, Sundance Channel and SBS.

Among its current projects is 20-40-60: Our Life, a three-part experience documentary about three generations in Germany by Dominique Klughammer for ZDF, as well as a four-part contemporary history series about major speeches of the 20th century.

Autentic was launched as a joint venture in 2008 between Hoerl and Germany’s Beta Film. In addition to its production and distribution ventures, the company also runs a number of special interest channels.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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