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About us

For more than 15 years, Bavaria Fiction GmbH has been producing the entire range of fictional formats from daily and weekly series and serials to TV movies and elaborate event productions.

Bavaria Fiction GmbH was founded in 2007 as Bavaria Fernsehproduktion GmbH. The reason for this was the transformation of Bavaria Film into a holding company, in the course of which its previous production arm was spun off into an independent subsidiary. In the same year, ZDF Studios joined as a further shareholder acquiring half of the shares in Bavaria Fernsehproduktion.

With the production of SOKO Stuttgart, a permanent operating facility was opened in Stuttgart in 2009. In 2014, the Bavaria Film subsidiary Colonia Media GmbH was taken over, which has since continued as the Cologne branch. Finally, the fourth location has been Berlin since 2016. In October 2017, the company was renamed Bavaria Fiction GmbH. In 2022, the documentaries unit was founded, which has been operating under its own brand ICON DOCS since March 2024. ICON DOCS specializes in factual productions for the national and international market.

The company is led by the Managing Directors Marcus Ammon and Jan S. Kaiser.

Our mission statement

Bavaria Fiction is one of the leading production houses in Europe and sets standards with the content it produces.

Corporate values

We are guided by common values: humanity, liberal democracy, diversity, fairness, sustainability and work-life balance. 


Creativity is the heart of Bavaria Fiction. We rely on passion, on the courage to try something new and unusual and on the willingness to change and innovate. Creativity is the crucial foundation of our work. We promote talent and strive to be a home for creative people. 


Resource-saving actions and environmentally conscious thinking in front of and behind the camera are an important goal for us. We promote climate-neutral production methods and are always working to improve our eco-balance. 

Diversity & Inclusion  

We encourage diverse teams. Regardless of cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, religion and world view, social origin and generation, we always aim to attract and retain the best colleagues for our company. Since 2010 we have been part of the employer initiative Charta der Vielfalt. Our Diversity & Inclusion Manager Annarina Kemnitz ( is responsible for the Bavaria Film Group's D&I strategy. Isabelle Fedyk ( represents Bavaria Fiction in the company-wide Diversity Circle.


Leadership culture 

Our leadership culture is based on mutual trust and respect. Managers act as role models for us and earn recognition through their behaviour, performance, openness and social competence. We agree on clear goals, communicate openly, express appreciation and deal with each other responsibly and openly in cases of conflict and mistakes. 


Quality is the basic prerequisite for success. Our quality standards are not limited to measurable successes such as market shares, public perception and awards. We are also interested in telling inspiring stories in our films and series and depicting society in all its diversity. 

Code of Conduct

We expect everyone involved with our productions - whether creatives or production managers - to behave in accordance with our Code of Conduct. If our Code of Conduct is violated, those affected and persons who become aware of the respective offence can contact our reporting office in confidence. The reporting centre can be reached via the telephone number +49 160 4457240 or via the link You can use the link to enter your report in the "integriBox". It is also possible to report anonymously. The box is barrier-free. If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct, you can contact the Bavaria Film Group’s Compliance Officer, Silke Naaf (; phone: +49 89 6499 2473), at any time.

 In order to further promote an inclusive and respectful working environment, we have two confidential counsellors, Hannah Liebrenz and Jens Metzler, who are available as confidential points of contact for matters relating to discrimination, harassment, exclusion, inappropriate behaviour or transgressions. As part of confidential counselling, support, advice and solutions are discussed in a protected space. It is also possible to contact the Bavaria Film Group’s Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Annarina Kemnitz (; phone: +49 152 5690 8165) in confidence.


Compliance stands for behaving with integrity, which requires adherence to laws, regulations and internal rules. Personal honesty, mutual respect, fairness, reliability and responsibility are also part of acting with integrity. Violations of the Code of Conduct or other legal requirements must be reported immediately to our complaints office within the Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (; phone: +49 160 4457240). If you have any questions, you can contact the Bavaria Film Group’s Compliance Officer, Silke Naaf (; phone: +49 89 6499 2473), at any time.