About us

The heart of LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION beats steadily for fiction. Our partners are a team of first-rate creative talents. Together we take out-of-the-ordinary, gripping and legendary tales and turn them into electrifying cinematic stories – told on screens both big and small. Thriller, Drama, Mystery and Comedy, from high-end series formats to long-running serials, all the way to first-class films for television and the cinema: LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION stands for outstanding, high-quality and innovative diversity in the fiction genre.

A member company of the Studio Hamburg Produktion Group, LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION works closely together with the eight subsidiaries REAL FILM Berlin, Nordfilm, Studio Hamburg UK, AMALIA Film, Doclights, Riverside Entertainment, B.vision media and AlwaysOn Production in the form of national, European and international networks.

Innovative and established series formats

The company stands for extensive, long-term expertise in the field of fiction, always with an intuitive feel for up-to-date, highly charged and emotionally touching subjects and narratives. The series BAD BANKS delighted a viewing audience in the millions and was acclaimed by the press as the “Best German Series” in 2018. The seven-episodes thriller series BENEATH THE SURFACE matches highest international standards. Having meanwhile advanced into becoming a cult series, DER TATORTREINIGER starring Bjarne Mädel is an award-winner and even achieved success in the USA. German TV would be hard to imagine anymore without formats steeped in tradition such as NOTRUF HAFENKANTE (ZDF), GROSSSTADTREVIER (ARD), DIE PFEFFERKÖRNER (ARD) and DIE KANZLEI (ARD).

Out-of-the-ordinary, gripping and legendary tales become electrifying cinematic stories – told on screens both big and small.

Prizewinning stories featuring memorable faces – a guarantee for success

The company utilises award-winning and prominently casted event films to demonstrate its expertise in the creative enactment of sophisticated content while working together with “the creative thinkers and doers” in the industry – films made possible due to the large network of well-known figures from film and television. They include productions such as NEUE VAHR SÜD (ARD) based on a novel by Sven Regener, DER TOTE AUF DEM EIS (ZDF) starring Manfred Zapatka, Kai Wiesinger and Ulrich Tukur and DIE VERMISSTE FRAU (ARD Degeto) starring Corinna Harfouch, Jörg Hartmann and Ulrich Matthes.

Poignant to powerful emotions on the cinema screen, too

The company celebrated worldwide success with the international feature-film production NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON based on the book by Pascal Mercier and starring Jeremy Irons in the leading role. Many film premieres followed, for example the first full-length feature-film adventure for the “Die Pfefferkörner”, DIE PFEFFERKÖRNER UND DER FLUCH DES SCHWARZEN KÖNIG – the second one DIE PFEFFERKÖRNER UND DER SCHATZ DER TIEFSEE will premiere in June 2021 – and SIMPEL, a film by Markus Goller with a heavyweight cast featuring David Kross and Frederick Lau. In early 2020 the biopic of Rock legend Udo Lindenberg, titled LINDENBERG! MACH DEIN DING, premiered in German cinema. The upcoming cinema hit I´M YOUR MAN, directed by Emmy Award winner director Maria Schrader, will be released in June 2021. The near-future love story starring Dan Stevens and Silver Bear winner Maren Eggert participated in the competition of the Berlinale 2021.

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Auszeichnungen

Overview of our Awards and Nominations (a selection since 2008)

  • Nominierung für DER TATORTREINIGER in der Kategorie „Wettbewerb Fiktion | Spezial“: Autorin Mizzi Meyer, Regisseur Arne Feldhusen und Hauptdarsteller Bjarne Mädel wurden „für die Kunst, eine Serie zu beenden“ nominiert.

    • Der Tatortreiniger
  • Die LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION gewinnt für die Serie BAD BANKS in der Kategorie „Fiktion“ den renommierten Grimme-Preis. Wie von der Jury des 55. Grimme-Preis 2019 heute verkündet, dürfen Oliver Kienle (Headautor, stellv. für das Autor*innen-Team), Christian Schwochow (Regie), Lisa Blumenberg (Produzentin), Paula Beer (Darstellung Jana Liekam) und Désirée Nosbusch (Darstellung Christelle LeBlanc) die Auszeichnung für ihre Arbeit an der Serie BAD BANKS (LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION/ IRIS Productions/ ZDF/ ARTE) entgegennehmen.

    • Bad Banks
  • Bad Banks: Auszeichnungen in der Kategorie “Beste Drama-Serie” und “Beste Regie” für Christian Schwochow

    • Bad Banks
  • Mizzi Meyer gewinnt den Deutschen Fernsehpreis in der Kategorie “Bestes Buch”

    Nominierung in der Kategorie “Beste Comedy-Serie” und für Autorin Mizzi Meyer in der Kategorie “Bestes Buch”.

    • Der Tatortreiniger
  • Auszeichnung in der Kategorie “Beste Comedyserie”

    • Der Tatortreiniger
  • Paula Beer gewinnt den Bambi 2018 als “Beste Schauspielerin national”.

    Nominierung für BAD BANKS als “Serie des Jahres” sowie für Paula Beer als “Beste Schauspielerin national” für ihre Rolle der Jana Liekam

    • Bad Banks

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