Bavaria Fiction restructures the Development Division under Thomas Kren

Bavaria Fiction restructures the Development Division under Thomas Kren
Under the leadership of Development Executive Thomas Kren, Bavaria Fiction’s Development Division will be restructured early this year focusing on its internal expertise. Reporting to Marcus Ammon, Managing Director Content, this reorganization will expand Thomas Kren's area of responsibility. In his new role, Thomas Kren will accelerate and coordinate discussions with both broadcasters and creatives. Bavaria Fiction will also increasingly develop co-productions and centrally evaluate corresponding material.

Thomas Kren, Development Executive at Bavaria Fiction: “I am looking forward to my new responsibilities and working more closely with my colleagues at Bavaria Fiction, who welcomed me into their successful team two years ago. The wealth of experience at Bavaria Fiction shows that we can successfully serve many formats and genres from 'Feelgood’ to ‘High-End' and adapt to changing viewing habits and needs. I am delighted to be able to further expand this success story in the development area with established contacts and new talent.”

Marcus Ammon, Managing Director Content at Bavaria Fiction: “With Thomas, we are establishing a central development leader within Bavaria Fiction. His understanding of dramaturgy and his expertise in content make him the perfect sparring partner at eye level with our executive producers.”

Thomas Kren has been with Bavaria Fiction since 2021 when he initially concentrated on the development of high-end streaming projects and the management and implementation of writers' rooms as a creative producer. Born in Austria, he has more than ten-years’ experience as a screenwriter, dramaturge and producer. From 2016-2022, Thomas headed the editing department of the Local Fiction Division of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and analyzed numerous film, series and cinema projects during this time. As an editor, he was responsible for the successful novel adaptations of several German thriller series including “Todesfrist” and “Todesurteil”, and as creative producer, the cinema comeback of “Der letzte Bulle” for SevenPictures.

Thomas Kren is a member of the Association for Film and Television Dramaturgy and a graduate of the Munich University of Television and Film (HFF). His professional focus is on creative producing, script consulting and talent scouting.