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Federation Entertainment partners with German executives to launch Glisk – Deadline

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Federation Entertainment has continued to expand its European presence by settling in Germany with veteran executives Philipp Steffens and Julie Link.

Glisk, a creatively managed production and talent management company, will focus on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality originals across a range of independent studios.

Both scripted and unscripted shows will be aimed at the German domestic market and the outfit will also seek to produce international co-productions.

The new company joins Federation Entertainment with an experienced couple of Steffens, who most recently created and produced TNT Germany’s The Valley, and Link, who has held senior positions at Critical Content, Relativity Television and Splendid Studios.

Around the World in 80 Days producer Federation has grown rapidly over the past year after teaming up with US studio Anonymous Content to set up a joint venture in France, in the US via new management and production company Animal Federation opened and a UK operation run by two former eOne managers. Most recently, it took a majority stake in the French independent studio Robin & Co.

“Germany was the last major European country where Federation didn’t need to establish a solid presence while waiting to meet the right partners,” said Federation founder and President Pascal Breton.

“Julie Link and Philipp Steffens are these partners. Julie and Philipp perfectly embody the balance between artistic excellence and the ambition to engage our ever-growing audience, especially on digital platforms. We hope that our combined forces can attract even more talent to our management activities and also develop and co-produce a wide range of independent productions.

Breton added that “Federation’s contribution to the gaps in development, pre-sale and distribution funding should allow Julie and Philipp and their partners to launch more productions in the years to come, and we look forward to working with them.” .”

Steffens and Link said: “As husband and wife we ​​have wanted to work together for a long time and the last year has provided us with the perfect environment to make our dream a reality.

“We want to be an incubator for great ideas and bring them to light by creating engaging and emotional content that is shared around the world. We couldn’t ask for a better partner than Federation Entertainment – they have a real understanding of our goals and will be an incredible support as we are able to draw on the outstanding talent of their global network of independent studios.”

The deal was handled by Studio Legal in Berlin and Frieh and Associates in Paris.

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