Our Concept

Something distinctive...

The Fiction Syndicate makes fictional entertainment that is bold and experimental - for classic broadcast TV networks as well as pay TV channels and streaming platforms.

To reach a new level of quality, we work with talented young writers and directors from creative fields outside the traditional TV industry.

Our aim is to break new ground, forge new perspectives and give stories never told before a space to unfold. We present storylines that surprise and captivate, with characters that are authentic and unique - with a new production methodology that combines creativity, quality and budget awareness.

Our target groups

In joyful anticipation

Netflix, Amazon Prime and company have turned the world of fictional entertainment upside down. Viewers today have access to an abundance of high-quality and diverse productions from all over the world. This changes viewer tastes and increases expectations.

Our emotionally charged stories strike the right note in the most diverse target groups, those looking forward to passionate and inspiring entertainment - in Germany and abroad.

Our Markets

In demand worldwide

Global markets are now more open than ever to high quality fiction productions – regardless of provenance. So far, the USA, Great Britain and Scandinavia have set the tone with series that captivate audiences in both domestic and international markets. We’re determined to change that. With extraordinary productions, we want to set standards not only on the German market, but also internationally.

Our production methodology

Uncompromisingly efficient

Does riveting fictional entertainment need big budgets? That depends on the idea, the concept and the production methodology. At The Fiction Syndicate we have experience in using budgets of any size as efficiently as possible. With our work ethos, will and the commitment of a start-up, we can get productions off the ground quickly and without compromise.

Our first series

"Heart over Heels"

Our first major production on behalf of RTL Television GmbH is the series "Herz über Kopf" [Heart over Heels], which started airing on on August 26, 2019. Suspense and tension is guaranteed in this "Crimenovela", which is being broadcast daily and initially consists of 180 episodes. Kathi Bender (Mandy Neidig) had the perfect life until her husband Manuel (Daniel Sellier) disappeared without a trace, leaving Kathi behind with her two children. To this day she has no idea what happened to Manuel. Now, two years later, when Kathi is involved in a violent traffic accident, a strange man appears out of nowhere. Apparently selfless, he rescues Kathi and her children from the burning car. Kathi is completely fascinated by the heroic rescuer and begins to fall in love with Robert (Felix Maximilian). But what Kathi doesn't know is that Robert is hiding a big secret from her. In contrast to Kathi, Robert knows the reason for the disappearance of Kathi's husband. And he also knows that Manuel is planning to return to his family. A "Daily Soap" of the most unusual kind!

Our team

Drive and ability

As a small and committed team, we can act quickly and flexibly - and create a high output with maximum efficiency. We work together with young and talented writers, actors and production crews in order to keep generating new creative impulses – while two experienced TV professionals point the way.

Our future

The next generation

Our success is based on the ability to discover new talent, anticipate the audience's wishes - and implement innovative concepts with a high degree of efficiency. This has resulted in a completely new creative production methodology. We want to pass this knowledge on to young, aspiring writers and directors. In our own TFS Academy, they learn to be creative and innovative - and at the same time keep an eye on audience tastes, new technologies and production methods. Concurrently, we are also drawing on our own young talent to produce high-quality fictional entertainment for the dynamic TV and streaming markets of the future.

CONTACT

TFS - The Fiction Syndicate GmbH
Kalscheurener Str. 91
50354 Hürth
Germany

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Phone +49 (0)2233 / 4608-0
Fax +49 (0)2233 / 4608-999