Sebastian Heinlein has been named head of development and creative director of Munich’s SEO Entertainment.
Heinlein (pictured) arrives from Constantin Entertainment, where he served as head of development. Prior to that, the exec was program manager at ProSieben Entertainment and served as EP on the Grimme Prize-winning show CATCH!
In his new role at SEO, Heinlein will develop non-fiction, entertainment and show formats, and adapt international formats for the German-speaking market. He will also aid in the project development for other non-fiction prodcos under the LEONINE Studios banner.
Fred Kogel, CEO of LEONINE Studios, notes that Heinlein “has made a name for himself as a particularly innovative and talented creative developer in the entertainment field. With him, Nina Etspüler and our recent acquisition of SEO Entertainment, we are strengthening our production location in Munich as well as our competence in comedy and have established a perfect starting point for further sustainable growth in the non-fiction production sector.”