German indie prodco Joker Productions, part of Splendid Medien Group, is rebranding and relaunching as Splendid Studios, with an eye to global expansion and young audiences.
Splendid Studios will work across various platforms and genres, with a focus on original fiction and non-fiction content with a global reach.
As well as producing new content, the studio will be backed by European distributor Splendid Film.
The first deal announced at Splendid is the scripted theatrical film MISFIT, an adaptation of a successful Dutch film for young audiences, with unscripted projects to follow.
“In the current climate, it is vital for producers to think globally and to work with the best creators and talent from around the world,” said Julie Link (pictured), MD of Splendid Studios, who joined Joker in June, in a statement. “Rebranding as Splendid Studios enables us to refocus and refresh our strategy going forward. We have the knowledge of traditional media and the innovation of digital media to create engaging, attention-grabbing, next-generation and original content.”