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Warner Bros exec Tobias Rosen appointed VP of Sky Studios Deutschland

Sky Studios, the European pay TV broadcaster’s original programming arm, has appointed Tobias Rosen as VP of Sky Studios Deutschland.

Tobias Rosen

In the newly created role, Rosen will oversee a slate of scripted originals across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, building on previous series Babylon Berlin and Das Boot.

Rosen will join from Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITP) in Germany, where he is an executive producer. During his time at WBITP, Rosen has been responsible for acquiring, developing and producing projects including Sultan City (Disney+), Love Addicts (Amazon Prime Video) and Club Las Piranjas 2.0 (RTL+).

Prior to this, Rosen was a producer at Relevant Film, where he had oversight of the acquisition, development and execution of film projects including his feature debut Rocca Changes the World.

A graduate of Hamburg Media School, Rosen’s 2017 short film Watu Wote won more than 70 awards and was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Short Live Action Film.

Rosen is expected to join Sky Studios in the autumn and will report to Nils Hartmann, exec VP of Sky Studios Deutschland and Italia. He will also work closely with Elke Walthelm, Sky Deutschland’s exec VP of content, plus Sky’s wider content teams in the UK and Italy.

In addition, Sky Studios Deutschland has promoted Frank Jastfelder to the newly created role of director of development, enabling him to focus on identifying and developing new projects for Sky Studios by deepening and expanding its development slate across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Jastfelder will report to Rosen. The role builds on Jastfelder’s track record of developing and exec producing some of Sky’s biggest original dramas of recent years, including Der Pass, Das Boot and upcoming series Souls and Munich Games, which had its world premiere at the Munich Film Festival in June.

Rosen said: “Sky’s ambition to produce even more world-class content, collaborating with and showcasing German talent on the global stage, was too good an opportunity to pass up. I have long admired Sky’s original content and can’t wait to get started later this year.”

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