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Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT stands for true entertainment with real people at its core and authentic stories. Our focus is on producing high-frequency factual entertainment series, extraordinary docu-soaps, TV shows and high-end documentaries with outstanding characters.

Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT creates and delivers content for the time we are in: originally developed ideas as well as off-the-beaten track gold nuggets of independent format creators worldwide.

Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT is headquartered in Munich. The second »golden« base is located in Cologne.

Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT was founded by Uli Zahn and Rosebank AG in 2021. Rosebank, established by Jan Kromschröder and Stefan Oelze in 2014, is strategic partner for individual producers in Germany and builds a new home for creatives in Germany.

Who

Image: Uli Zahn
Image: Uli Zahn

Uli Zahn

CEO

»A team with the best spirit will always create highly-spirited television worth watching. So let‘s go Brot&Butter!«

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CEO
Image: Matthias Hieber
Image: Matthias Hieber

Matthias Hieber

Executive Producer

»It‘s always good to add value on top of the storytelling.«

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Executive Producer
Image: Harald Baltes
Image: Harald Baltes

Harald Baltes

Head of Production

»Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT – a strong team produces REAL ENTERTAINMENT for an agile market.«

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Head of Production
Image: Miriam Litschel
Image: Miriam Litschel

Miriam Litschel

Producer Development & Acquisition

»Great teams are even more important than great ideas.«

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Producer Development & Acquisition
Image: Maike Mueller
Image: Maike Mueller

Maike Mueller

Editor

»The best ideas arise, when the brain leaves its normal pattern.«

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Editor
Image: Joana Franke
Image: Joana Franke

Joana Franke

Head of Casting

»The cast is the butter on the bread.«

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Head of Casting
Image: Patrick Dähmlow
Image: Patrick Dähmlow

Patrick Dähmlow

Casting Director

»A production stands and falls with a good cast. You shouldn't let anyone take the butter off your bread.«

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Casting Director
Image: Matthias Roth
Image: Matthias Roth

Matthias Roth

Team Coordinator

»Having fun at work and being a successful team go together like bread&butter. «

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Team Coordinator

Where

Munich

Cologne

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Uli Zahn

CEO

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Back in the days when I was a child, my entertainment-idol and my big inspiration was the German comedian Otto Waalkes. Thank you, Otto!

I have created television since 1995. I was lucky to be working and creating for companies like Brainpool, Endemol, ITV Studios, Tresor TV and UFA Show&Factual. In those years, thousands of hours of program came to light! Amongst others, I had the honour to produce these formats: „DIY S.O.S.“, „Come Dine With Me“, „Help I’ve nothing to wear“, „Farmer Wants A Wife“; „Benefit Street“, „Who lives here“, „Four Rooms“, „Get the f* out of my house“, „Expedition Arctic“.

With Brot&Butter ENTERNTAINMENT, I like to continue doing what I love doing and I will offer my team the very best playground for that! I love producing and watching docutainment, docu-soaps, documentaries, high end as well, factual programs and reality. Real stories and real people make me happy and I love to know the audience is watching happily, glued to the screens…

Matthias Hieber

Executive Producer

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„So so, Radio willsch macha? Probiers halt aus! Kriagsch abr erschtmol koi Gäld it und muasch abr alls macha.“*

That was onboardig at Allgäu during the mid 90‘s.

Since then I‘ve had the chance to explore and live a lot. Some of it neither money nor credit card can buy, that‘s how much it was worth.

For 17 years I have created television in different kinds of jobs for ProSieben. As executive producer of the TV channel I was responsible for „tvtotal“, „Schlag den Raab“, „Schlag den Star“, „WOK-WM“, „Turmspringen“, "Die tvtotal Bundestagswahl", "Absolute Mehrheit", „Stock Car“, etc. as well as for „Schlag den Henssler“, „Get the fuck out of my house“ and a few other things.

Recently I worked as executive producer for factual formats at UFA.

At Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT I‘m very excited about a great team and premium content under the golden heart.

Be so good they can`t ignore you. *Steve Martin

* translated from Allgäuer dialect:

„So you wanna work for a radio station? Well, then let‘s try this! But you won‘t get any money even though you have to work 24/7.“

Harald Baltes

Head of Production

Image: Harald Baltes

Since 1997 I‘ve worked for Television in Cologne. My career started as stage manager at filmpool and a little bit later I got hired as production manager at Endemol where we brought „Wer wird Millionär?“ to life. More exciting formats followed such as „Domino Day“ or „Die Millionen Show“.

As of 2008 I worked as production manager for UFA Show & Factual (back then known as Grundy Light Entertainment) and was responsible for adaptions of „Britain‘s Got Talent“ – „Das Supertalent“, „Die größten Schweizer Talente“, „X-FACTOR“ or „Das Familienduell“. After that it was my pleasure to be part of productions like „Wer weiß denn sowas?“, „Get the F**k out of my house“, „Das SexSeminar“, „X FACTOR“ (Sky) or „Take me out“.

Since April 2021 I‘m the Head of Production at Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT and I‘m already excited about my colleagues and the variety of our formats we work on!

Miriam Litschel

Producer Development & Acquisition

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My muse: the marvellous Marilyn Monroe! // "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than totally boring."

Learned at screenwerks how to Design from scratch, produced the first radio shows and learned at FreeFM, studied multimedia production at the North Pole of Germany, learned marketing in the cosmetics industry, learned how to do television at the major talent shows at UFA, fell in love with it and finally awakened the passion for developing formats.

TV series junkie at heart with a personal preference for reality shows and true crime formats and looking forward to discovering new extraordinary formats, unique stories and exceptional people.

Maike Mueller

Editor

Image: Maike Mueller

My first closer contact with the world of media was at the broadcast during my college time. At the radio station RPR1 I was responsible all different kinds of content.

After finishing my master at cultural studies I worked as a project coordinator at the entertainment sector for the television channel ProSieben and later as projectmanager at starwatch. I was involved in TV shows, live events and podcasts such as „The Masked Singer“, „Schlag den Star“, „Die beste Show der Welt“, „The Voice of Germany“, „jerks.“, „AWFNR“, „Kino oder Couch“, „Mord auf Ex“ and more.

At Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT I want to work at the basis of the event and to create unique formats with a great team.

Joana Franke

Head of Casting

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Casting opens up your eyes to various different worlds!

In 2004 I started my first job in television as a typical intern at a TV production company. It flashed me right from the start. After a quick stop in front of the camera and an acting education I went back behind the scenes. I wanted to get to know people, breathe in their stories and immerse into worlds I would never get in touch with – being connected to all different kinds of characters. In the last few years I was involved in formats like „Wer kann, der kann!“ (Netflix), „Club der roten Bänder“ (VOX), „Bauer sucht Frau International“ (RTL), „Wendy-Der Film“ (Kino), „Heimlich verliebt“ (RTL), Die Superhändler (RTL), „We are Family - So lebt Deutschland“ (Pro7), „Taff“ (Pro7), „Punkt 12“ (RTL).

After several stops at companies like Constantin Entertainment, Joker Productions, Filmpool, Seapoint und UFA Show&Factual, I now arrived at Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT. Great colleagues, amazing protagonists, authentic television and everyday a new bread with butter – that‘s all you need.

Patrick Dähmlow

Casting Director

Image: Patrick Dähmlow

From the Quetsche* to the quota!

When I was a little boy, I used to cut up my grandmother's program guide and paste together my desired program from all the stations. That's when I knew I wanted to go behind the camera to create my own programs. Growing up in Rhineland-Palatinate, where there seemed to be no entertainment except for village festivals and the weekly “Quetschenkuchenessen” (plum cake eating), I quickly fled to study in the German media capital Cologne after graduating from high school.

During my studies, I managed casting offices for a media company in Germany and Austria. After graduation, during which I developed and sold my own TV formats, I founded my own casting agency.

72 casted formats later, I moved on to Fabiola GmbH (The Mole, der Germinator) as Head of Casting, to UFA (das Supertalent) as Chief Editor, to EndemolShine (Promi Big Brother) as Celebrity Editor until I finally came to Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT as Casting Director. Here I lead a fantastic team and bake great formats with my colleagues, which are much more impressive than the old Quetschenkuchen from the Palatinate.

*Quetsche is the common term in Rhineland-Palatinate for the fruit plum.

Matthias Roth

Team Coordinator

Image: Matthias Roth

From childhood on I was excited whenever I saw a television camera somewhere and started to wonder how exactly television works. After studying but not enjoying biology, I decided to ponder this question further and become part of the television world. A step I have never regretted!

Since then, I´ve had the opportunity to be part of fantastic teams at Eyeworks Germany and UFA SHOW & FACTUAL and, as production manager, turn my colleagues' ideas into reality.

In projects such as “X Factor” (Sky), “Take Me Out” (RTL), “Get the f * ck out of my house” (ProSieben) or “Der Restauranttester” (RTL) I have great fun in taking care of all the small and big things and to see projects grow and become something great as more and more people join in.

As Team Coordinator at Brot&Butter ENTERTAINMENT, I am available to everyone with advice and assistance wherever I can, so that everyone can enjoy their job as much as I do. Since July of 2022 I am also a certified Green Consultant and gladly support my colleagues in working environmentally friendly.