French production and distribution company StudioCanal has acquired German prodco Lailaps Films for its growing portfolio of production companies.
StudioCanal and Nils Dünker’s Munich-based Lailaps have worked together for many years, as the French company expands into high-end drama production in Germany.
Lailaps recently launched the adventure drama series Savage republic on Magenta TV and is currently preparing Gesicht Der Erinnerung for SWR / ORF
The two companies are also co-producing the film adaptation of Rita Falk’s bestseller. Hannes, which will be released this fall at StudioCanal Berlin.
Nicolas Loock, Managing Director of StudioCanal TV and Tandem Productions, commented: “Creating and producing high quality German content is a priority for our group and very important for StudioCanal’s international strategy.
“We firmly believe that series and films with a strong German DNA can be very attractive to international audiences. In order to continue to grow, it was important to find the best partner and this collaboration with Nils and his team is the result.
“This partnership makes us one of the leading European film production and distribution companies,” added Dünker. “In an era of growing budgets and increasingly complex production logistics, we couldn’t imagine a more knowledgeable and capable partner for the exciting projects to come. “