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  1. Show&Factual expansion: BRAINPOOL recruits Fabian Tobias to the Management

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    Another creative mind for BRAINPOOL TV: Fabian Tobias is joining the Management at Brainpool where, beginning in July, he will be responsible for the Show&Factual segment.


    BRAINPOOL Managing Director Marcus Wolter remarked: ‘Fabian Tobias is an outstanding and versatile producer and a real asset to our company. He brings a special strategic knowledge of formats, topics and talents, and I’m delighted that he’s going to be contributing all this to Brainpool in future, thus extending our substantive portfolio. It’s our pleasure to have him on board from this summer, and we look forward to working with him.’


    Fabian Tobias, Managing Director Show&Factual: ‘In the German television landscape, Brainpool is a one-of-a-kind entertainment firm. It represents not only successful partnerships with great artists, but also entertainment formats at the highest level of quality. Like no other production company, Brainpool manages to delight audiences over and over again with award-winning programming. I’m very much looking forward to working with Marcus, the entire team and the artists of this special traditional company. My motivation is to extend the already-powerful portfolio by adding new, outstanding fun stuff – for the German market and beyond.’


    The move marks a restructuring of Brainpool’s Non-Fiction area, which will consist of three pillars in future: Comedy&Light Entertainment and Lucky Pics (a joint venture with Luke Mockridge) under the leadership of Godehard Wolpers; Raab TV with all the ideas and projects by producer Stefan Raab; and the new Show&Factual area.


    Until February 2019, Fabian Tobias was in charge of the ‘Show & Factual’ department at TV production firm Endemol Shine. In that capacity, the TV producer, who grew up in Solingen, was responsible, among other things, for successful formats such as the RTL shows ‘Wer wird Millionär?’, ‘Zahltag – ein Koffer voller Chancen’, ‘Lego-Master’ and ‘The Wall’; for VOX hits ‘Hot oder Schrott’, ‘6 Mütter’ and ‘Hubert & Matthias – die Hochzeit’; and for the Sky cooking competition ‘MasterChef’ and the NETFLIX show ‘Comedians of the world’. With a diploma in media economics, he began his television career back in 2001 and produced successful formats for a variety of production firms and stations, among them ‘Klein gegen Groß’ (ARD), ‘Zeig mir deine Welt’ (ARD, Bayerischer Fernsehpreis [Bavarian Television Award] for host Kai Pflaume), ‘Hell’s kitchen’ (Sat.1), ‘Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier raus’ (RTL), ‘Kaum zu glauben’ (NDR) and ‘Das Superhirn’ (ZDF).