Klaus Zimmermann’s career started 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 in production of animation films, feature films, television series and features and international co-productions (Le Comte de Monte Cristo, Balzac, Les Misérables).
In 2002, he created the company Zimt Média, Paris & Munich. The following year, Klaus Zimmermann joined GMT Productions (Lagardère Active) as Head of International Development and worked on Les trois mousquetaires. He was also Executive Producer of French TV features Brasier and Salieri. In 2006, he co-founded 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 ‘Best Producer’ award in Germany for Die Patin (2008), Vulkan (2009), Die Grenze (2010) and Borgia (2012), Klaus returned to Lagardère Entertainment from October 2009 to September 2013 to launch the group’s international production activity as Atlantique Productions Managing Director and Producer. In this role he launched Borgia, Transporter, Death in Paradise and JO. Klaus Zimmermann joined Dynamic Television as Managing Partner in March 2014 and launched Dynamic Productions in Paris and Berlin where among others he produced the successful long running series Trapped, Dan Sommerdahl and Harry Wild starring Jane Seymour.