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Christian Beetz
Author, director, executive producer and CEO of gebrueder beetz filmproduction, Germany

Christian Beetz, founder and CEO of gebrueder beetz filmproduction, is one of the most important factual producers in Germany. Christian’s career started with his first film “BETWEEN INSANITY AND BEAUTY” which instantly received two Grimme Awards – Germany’s most prestigious Award for TV. Since than he has produced more than 120 high-quality TV series, TV formats, prime time docu-fiction and cinema documentaries and numerous internationally respected awards followed. In 2013 he was even nominated for the Acadamy Award – the ‚Oscar’ with his short documentary „OPEN HEART“. Christian’s innovative formats bring together quality and audience rate and show that culture can be conveyed interestingly, contemporary and successfully to a broad, international audience. With his cross-media formats he set new standards in the documentary market. Lately his trimedia format „MAKE LOVE“ broke the records and achieved excellent ratings in TV, radio and Internet. Beside producing films, Christian is also a university lecturer at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, publisher of various books and demanded jury member at various festivals.

gebrueder beetz filmproduction

gebrueder beetz filmproduction with its four branch offices in Germany produces high-quality documentaries and documentary films for the national and international market. The productions regularly screen in the competitions of major international film festivals and have received numerous respected awards – amongst them three Grimme Awards, the Cinema for Peace Award, three British Independent Awards and the IDFA Special Jury Award. In 2012 gebrueder beetz filmproduction was declared as one of the most successful non-fiction production companies in Germany, in 2013 REALSCREEN added gebrueder beetz filmproduction to its anual list of the most important international production companies „Global 100“.

gebrueder beetz filmproduction regularly works with all national and international public broadcasters – the associates range from ARD, ZDF and ARTE to almost all European and North-American broadcasters such as BBC, the Smithsonian Channel and WNET. Since 2007 gebrueder beetz filmproduction completes its cinematic content with innovative cross-media formats, such as the comprehensive and award-winning project “FAREWELL COMRADES!”. As of 2012, gebrueder beetz filmproduction has also been active in the field of fictional films and is presently developing and producing a select number of internationally co-financed television and cinema narrative films.