German TV producer Christian Bauer, founder and CEO of Tangram Filmproduktion, passed away on July 27 at the age of 61 from a heart attack. The successful TV producer was best known for 2004′s The Ritchie Boys, about an American elite intelligence unit during WWII that used German-born emigres, and 2001′s Missing Allen, about Bauer’s colleague Allen Ross, an American cameraman who mysteriously disappeared.
Production partner Dagmar Biller will take over as head of the company.
Tangram’s website has set up an online condolence book.
Bauer’s company was on realscreen‘s most recent Global 100 list.