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Banijay Launches Scripted Joint Venture Dynamic Ally Pictures With ‘Helgoland 513’ Duo Veronica Priefer, Johannes Kunkel


Media and entertainment powerhouse Banijay has launched joint venture Dynamic Ally Pictures in Germany, further expanding its scripted capacity in the country.

The Berlin-based production company, founded and led by “Helgoland 513” executive producers Veronica Priefer and Johannes Kunkel, is dedicated to developing, packaging and distributing scripted content for the German and international market.

Priefer and Kunkel started working together in 2017. The pair developed and produced multiple projects for UFA Fiction, including two seasons of the historical RTL+ series “The King of Palma,” which they created. Kunkel also produced Netflix comedy “Betonrausch,” which made it to number one in the German Netflix charts. The duo serve as executive producers of the critically-acclaimed dystopian series, “Helgoland 513,” which premiered on Sky Deutschland this year.
Marcus Wolter, CEO and co-founder of Banijay Germany, said: “Veronica and Johannes have an impressive instinct for capturing the zeitgeist through powerful returning scripted series. We’re proud to invest in the future of these two creative minds who are known for their hands-on approach, and we warmly welcome them to Banijay Germany, as we continue our efforts in diversifying and expanding our content offering.” 

Priefer and Kunkel said: “Banijay Germany and Marcus Wolter embody the entrepreneurial flair and inspiration we’ve been seeking in a partner. The company’s optimism and undeniable creative vision, paired with a pragmatic approach, immediately fascinated us. We’re excited to embark on new projects for creatives and clients across the local and international market, and welcome the support of the wider group’s distribution operation.”

Dynamic Ally joins Banijay Germany’s portfolio of producers, including scripted label MadeFor Productions, led by Nanni Erben and Gunnar Juncken, behind hits such as long-running series “Tatort,” LGBTQIA+ love story “Loving Her” and “Then You Run,” produced in association with U.K. label Kudos for Sky.