TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS is located in Munich, Germany and was started in 1999 by Rola Bauer and Tim Halkin. In 2007 Jonas Bauer became a partner in the company. From the beginning, their strategy was to build a vertically integrated media company whose core business is primetime production and worldwide distribution.
2012 marks a new chapter in TANDEM’s history with STUDIOCANAL taking a majority stake in the company, effectively making TANDEM the television production and distribution arm of the European studio.
TANDEM develops, produces, markets and distributes high-quality, primetime Event TV programming of its own and third party productions for the worldwide market: from the ground-breaking Emmy® and Gemini Award-winning and Golden Globe® nominated series, The Pillars of the Earth with its record-breaking ratings and excellent critical acclaim to the award winning Ring of the Nibelungs to the Emmy® nominated Dragons’ World, to name a few.
Further high-profile titles that have garnered excellent ratings and praise from the critics include Impact, the Nora Roberts franchise, Lost City Raiders, the Patricia Cornwell franchise, The Lost Future and Treasure Guards. TANDEM has been privileged to have partnered with acclaimed producers on several of these projects.
In the third quarter of 2012, three new projects will be ready for delivery: the eight-hour Event series World Without End, based on Ken Follett’s bestseller, Labyrinth, a four-hour Event miniseries based on the bestselling novel by Kate Mosse and Ken Follett’s Journey Into the Dark Ages, a two-hour Event documentary.
October 2012 marks the start of production on TANDEM’s first primetime series, Crossing Lines, a new 10 x 1 hour crime series shooting on location in Prague, Paris and Nice.
Scott Free Productions
Scott Free Productions was formed in 1995 and is the film and television production vehicle of acclaimed film directors, brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. Scott Free Films recently released the international hits Robin Hood and Unstoppable, as well as the critically acclaimed films Cracks, Welcome to the Rileys, Cyrus for Fox Searchlight, and most recently the YouTube backed Life in a Day. Next for Scott Free is Ridley Scott’s visionary epic Prometheus starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron which Fox will release in June 2012, and Joe Carnahan’s The Grey starring Liam Neeson set for January 2012.
Scott Free Television produces the Emmy®, Peabody, and Golden Globe® winning hit TV show The Good Wife for CBS, and the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated mini-series The Pillars of the Earth for Starz. They also produced the hit CBS show Numb3rs, which ran for six seasons. Scott Free is currently prepping Coma, a four-hour adaptation of the Robin Cook novel, which starts production this fall and will air Memorial Day 2012 on A&E, and also Drivers, a drama series set in the 1950's and 60's revolving around a group of young drivers competing at Le Mans with Michael Hirst writing. In addition to scripted fare, Scott Free has firmly established its nonfiction presence by producing the epic Emmy®-winning documentary Gettysburg for History Channel. Scott Free and Ridley Scott will premiere Prophets of Science Fiction in Fall 2011 for Science Channel, exploring legendary scientific minds, and how their work inspired future discoveries. With offices in Los Angeles and London, Scott Free works closely with RSA Films, one of the world largest and most successful commercial production houses in the world.
Film Afrika is one of South Africa's most innovative and prolific production companies, producing over 60 films and television series in the last 10 years. Staffed by the country’s top line producers as well as business, legal and finance personnel, the company specialises in raising local finance and providing a complete location facilitation and co-production service to international producers. Film Afrika films throughout South Africa, including neighbouring countries Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe as well as further-a-field, such as Kenya, Morocco, Mauritius and the Seychelles.