Kirstin Benthaus-Gebauer has been appointed Managing Director of German production company Tower Productions, owned by All3Media, joining rival Imago TV Film- und Fernsehproduktion.
When she takes up her post in early April, Benthaus-Gebauer will bring nearly 30 years of industry experience to Tower. She will replace Dietlinde Stroh who left earlier this year.
Benthaus-Gebauer has spent over 10 years in various roles at Imago TV Film- und Fernsehproduktion, developing and producing a variety of formats. She was most recently Creative Director.
From 2011 to 2014, she worked as an executive producer at StoryHouse Productions in Germany in the area of reality, people and factual entertainment.
Benthaus-Gebauer has held other leadership roles including South & Browse, and she has also worked independently for many years as a producer and filmmaker, creating a variety of formats for a range of broadcasters including ProSieben, Vox and RTLII .
Tower produces established formats in Germany including Undercover Boss (RTL) and Das Große Backen (Sat.1) as well as documentaries Unforgettable – Our Choir for People with Dementia (ZDF) and Me, Simply Unemployable? (Vox). The company also has exclusive access to the catalog of international formats from All3Media International.
Taco Rijssemus, CEO of All3Media Deutschland, said: “We are delighted that Kirstin is joining Tower Productions. Her world-class expertise and experience, combined with brilliant creativity and a genuine passion for engaging and entertaining content, will be invaluable to Tower’s future growth and success as she leads the business into its exciting next phase. .
Benthaus-Gebauer said: “I am very happy with my new home at Tower Productions and look forward to joining the team. Tower is already very well positioned – a premium label in the market with an excellent catalog of formats that continues to grow. And, of course, we want to contribute from Germany. Thinking globally and acting locally applies a lot to our business.