Jan S. Kaiser

Managing Director

Jan S. Kaiser has been Managing Director of Bavaria Fiction since the company’s foundation in 2007. Under his tenure, Bavaria Fiction has grown steadily in the area of commissioned productions as well as in the creation of high-end event programming and acclaimed international coproductions. He has also been the catalyst for insightful and forward-thinking deals such as the exclusive partnership with multi-platform entertainment company Wattpad for German-speaking territories.

While still a student, Jan S. Kaiser worked in the production of advertising, television and feature films. In 1992 he joined ndF (neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft) as an economist graduate, and from 1994 onwards he oversaw the creation of numerous TV series, TV movies and feature films in his capacity as Supervising Producer. In 1994 he was also appointed Managing Director of Crime TV GmbH. In 1999 he became General Production Manager at ndF, before joining Bavaria Film in 2002 as General Production Manager. From  2004 to 2016 Jan S. Kaiser was also Managing Director of Bavaria Pictures.

Jan S. Kaiser studied economics at the universities of Mannheim and Stuttgart-Hohenheim with special focus on marketing, organization, sociology and HR.

 

Filmography (Selection)

since 2017

Das Boot - Die Serie (Series, Int. Coprod.)

2017

Schatz, nimm du sie

2015

Macho Man

2015

Halbe Brüder

2012

Ludwig II.

2011

Hotel Lux

2011

Am Ende eines viel zu kurzen Tages / Death of a Superhero

2010

Kennedys Hirn

2010

Gier

2008

Buddenbrooks

2006

Urmel aus dem Eis

Awards

2019

Winner Shanghai TV Festival - Magnolia Award for "Das Boot" - category "Best Foreign TV Miniseries" 

2019

Winner Bavarian TV Award: "Special Prize of the Jury" for "Das Boot"

2019

Winner ROMY Award: "Prize of the Jury" for "Das Boot"

2018

GQ Award TV International for "Das Boot"

2011

Bavarian TV Award (Executive Producer Award) for „Hotel Lux“

Team

Executive Assistant Robert Küppers
Team Assistant Tim Nauerz