Managing Partner, Dynamic Television (Germany/ France)
Born in 1966, Klaus Zimmermann has a DEA (Master) degree in general private law (Sorbonne) and a masters degree in management science with a special mention for international business studies (Paris Dauphine). He started his career in 1993 at the German company KirchGruppe. For two years, he worked in Munich alongside the company’s director of production and distribution, Jan Mojto. He was successively in charge of marketing, international distribution and international productions. In this capacity, he participated on the production of animation films, feature films, television series and features and international co-productions (Le comte de Monte Cristo, Balzac, Les Misérables, etc…).
He returns to France in 2002, creating and heading the company Zimt Média, Paris & Munich. The following year, Klaus Zimmermann joins GMT Productions (Lagardère Active) as head of international development and worked on Les trois mousquetaires. He was also executive producer of the French TV features Brasier (M6) and Salieri (France 2). In 2004, he is additionally made Vice President and Director of Operations of Capital Image, a subsidiary of GMT specialized in international projects for television and cinema. In 2006, he co-founds Zen Productions with Nathalie Drouaire. In this company, he developed, produced and co-produced a number of ambitious projects (Laconia for ARD, BBC and Canal+, The Bible Code for ProSieben and M6, etc…).
Nominated four times for the award of ‘Best Producer’ in Germany for The Patin (2008), Vulkan (2009), Die Grenze (2010) and Borgia (2012) Klaus then returned to Lagardère Entertainment from October 2009 to September 2013 to launch the international production activity of the group as managing director and producer of Atlantique Productions . There he launched Borgia (Canal+), Transporter (M6, RTL, HBO/Cinemax, Movie Central and The Movie Network), Death in Paradise (France Télévisions and BBC One) and JO (TF1, SAT1, RAI, Fox).
In March 2014, Klaus Zimmermann joined Dynamic Television as Managing Partner and has launched Dynamic Productions in Paris and in Berlin.