Head of Int’l Co-production
Odeon Fiction is one of the largest independent production companies in Germany. It is run by Mischa Hofmann, who founded Hofmann & Voges / H&V Entertainment in 1997 and brought the company into Odeon Group when he became its CEO in 2010.
The company is currently producing four to five long-running TV series like EIN FALL FÜR ZWEI, LETZTE SPUR BERLIN for ZDF, or HARTER BROCKEN for ARD Degeto, which are reaching top-ratings on German television. Formats such as KDD – KRIMINALDAUERDIENST or TÜRKISCH FÜR ANFÄNGER received several national and international awards such as the Rose D’Or, the German Television Award, and the Grimme-Preis. In addition to producing for the public broadcasters, Odeon Film’s recent developments have been commissioned by the newer players in Germany such as Netflix, TNT, Amazon, or SKY, and will be announced soon. Odeon Film is also stepping more and more into international productions and has recently produced the English language spy thriller series SPY CITY by William Boyd starring Dominic Cooper (ZDF, Magenta TV, Miramax) and co-produced Finnish-German scandi-noir series DEADWIND (YLE, Netflix). In 2019, newly set up German studio LEONINE, which is run by CEO Fred Kogel, bought Herbert Kloiber’s licensing company Tele München Group, which owns a majority stake in Odeon Film.
SPY CITY 2021
Genre: TV Series 6x1h - Thriller/ Spy / Historical / Returning Series
Director: Miguel Alexandre
Screenplay: William Boyd
Cast: Dominic Cooper, Leonie Benesch, Johanna Wokalek, Romane Portail, Adrian Lukis, Rupert Vansittart, Wanja Mues, Leonard Kunz, Tonio Arango, Seumas Sargent, Mark Zak, Brian Caspe, Lisa Hofer, Ben Münchow, Tom Ashley, Oliver Marlo, Constantin von Jascheroff, Peter Kremer, Raymond Tarabay, etc.
Who can you trust in a world where no-one can be trusted?
Even worse, what do you do when the woman you love turns out to be your ruthless enemy?
This is the awful dilemma faced by the English spy, FIELDING SCOTT, sent to Berlin in 1961, on a mission to find out the source of the haemorrhage of vital security information. The Russians, it seems, know everything. Someone in Berlin is giving away all the secrets of the Western powers – American, British and French. Fielding has been given a job – his mission – possibly the hardest job in the world. Clean up Berlin. Find out who the traitor is and expose, arrest or eliminate that person.
Spy City is not only about espionage and the power struggle between two diametrically opposing ideologies, it is also about the lives, loves and daily challenges of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events in a rapidly changing universe, in the most exciting and dangerous city in the world.
Genre: TV Series (12x1h) - Crime (Finnish / German)
Director: Rike Jokela
Screenplay: Rike Jokela, Kirsi Porkka, Jari-Olavi Rantala
Cast: Phila Viitala, Lauri Tilkanen, Jani Volanen, Pamela Tola, Tommi Korpela, Jani Volanen
DEADWIND is a highly thrilling and emotional Nordic Crime series mixing crime investigation and personal drama of the main character Sofia Karppi, a female detective in her 40’s who has just lost her husband and is left alone with two children to take care of. The crime starts with the body. Finnish construction company Tempo is planning a borough in Helsinki, which generates its own energy with a private wind turbine park. Things get complicated when a woman’s body is found underneath the construction site.
FLUG DER STÖRCHE 2011
Genre: TV-Movie (2x90’) - Action, Crime; Mystery (French / German)
Directors: Jan Kounen
Screenplay: Jean-Christoph Grangé, Denis McGrath
Cast: Harry Treadaway, Rutger Hauer, Clemens Schick, Perdita Weeks
Jonathan Anselme, a young English academic, teams up with Max Böhm, an amateur ornithologist, to follow storks on their migration from Switzerland to Africa. Max wants to find out why some birds never return from this journey. However, after Max is found dead in mysterious circumstances, Jonathan decides to make the trip alone, never suspecting that he will find himself caught up in an international web of intrigue.
JOHN RABE 2009
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Director: Florian Gallenberger
Screenplay: Florian Gallenberger
Cast: Ulrich Tukur, Daniel Brühl, Dagmar Manzel, Gottfried John, Steve Buscemi
A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38. After 18 years building and managing a vast Siemens plant in Nanking, John Rabe is ordered by the new Nazi regime to close it down. Before he can pack, the Japanese army, lead unofficially by a bloodthirsty imperial uncle, lays siege to the city. Rabe accepts, as a prominent representative of Japan's major European ally, to head the Western ex-pats society's plan to start and run an international zone, like work in Shanghai. Rabe, however, wants it to save his workers and their close ones, over 200,000 and sacrifices all his personal interests.
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2008 (producer/male leading actor), Deutscher Filmpreis 2009 (movie, male leading actor/costume/production design)
KDD - KRIMINALDAUERDIENST - STREETS OF BERLIN 2006 - 2010
Genre: TV Series, Crime
Director: Matthias Glasner, Lars Kraume, Filippos Tsitos
Screenplay: Orkun Ertener, Falko Löffler
Cast: Götz Schubert, Manfred Zapatka, Barnaby Metschurat, Melika Foroutan
The series follows the story of the fictional day-shift squad of the Berlin "Kriminaldauerdienst" (Crime Squad) in the problematic quarter Kreuzberg. It can be divided into three narrative levels; a plot spanning all three seasons is a corruption case within the Berlin police that the officers of the Berlin Crime Squad investigate, additionally, the show follows the private lives of the investigators, and the criminal cases they are confronted with every day.
Deutscher Filmpreis 2007: Best Series
Bayerischer Fernsehpreis 2007: Best Actress Series
Grimme-Preis: Script, Production, Actors