48:e festivalen 24 jan - 2 feb, 2025

Vice President Drama at ZDF Studios GmbH



Production and development executive with over fifteen years of extensive experience in all facets of media with a strong focus on content strategies, production and licensing from both sides of the negotiation table. An Alumni of University of Management and Communication in Potsdam Robert Franke was co-founder and executive producer of Cmate Entertainment GmbH & Co KG in Potsdam where he worked on numerous feature film projects. From July 2007 onwards, he was Head of Content of Viewster Digital Video Access AG in Zurich before joining MyVideo (Pro7Sat1 – Magic Internet GmbH) in November 2011 as Head of Content. In August 2013 Robert Franke became Chief Content Officer and Managing Director of Viewster Germany GmbH in Berlin. Since November 2015 Franke heads the department responsible for the commercialization of ZDF’s drama program output as well as for international coproductions and own program developments. 

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