With legendary class and integrity, Hanns Wolters represented gifted people in theatre, film and television for over sixty years. Sadly, Hanns Wolters passed away in 2000, but he left the agency that bares his name in the capable hands of Oliver Mahrdt who has continued the tradition of representing the finest artists in the entertainment industry.
At Hanns Wolters International we are committed to partnering with our clients for a lifetime of exemplary work. Since 1962 we continue to represent and promote clients, discovering international opportunities, submitting work to producer contacts, negotiating contracts and licenses, seeking out new markets and audiences for each of our clients’ work, and to offer experienced counsel to each client in regard to their individual career choices. We continue to develop and encourage new work and new talent.
Hanns Wolters Agency was founded by Hanns Wolters and his wife Mitzi Bera in 1962 and is celebrating its 47th anniversary. After the passing of the founders, the agency was handed to Oliver Mahrdt. The talent agency specializes in casting of American and Foreign talent and off-beat types for motion pictures, television and commercials, and has a voice-over department attached, specializing in all foreign languages. The Agency also represents writers, producers and directors, as well as corporations.
The Agency is bonded and licensed by the City of New York and is franchised by SAG and EQUITY.
Since 2001, Oliver Mahrdt proudly represents German Films as its North America -Representative / USA and Canada. He was responsible for the USA/East-Coast coordination of the successful 2003 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film bid for Germany’s “Nowhere in Africa” by Caroline Link. Following that, Germany was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film of 2005 with “The Downfall”. In 2006 Germany received yet another nomination for “Sophie Scholl”, followed by 2007 Academy Award Win for “The Lives of Others”. 2009 Germany was again nominated with “The Baader Meinhof Complex” followed by 2010’s “The White Ribbon” marking this period as Germany’s most influential period in US Film History since the silent film era.
In July 2017, Oliver Mahrdt started consulting blockchain pioneer Breaker – formerly known as SingularDTV – first as a Director of Events, and later as SVP of Marketing & Events. In this position he built a marketing team and strategized to get the company worldwide recognition. Currently he is organizing a blockchain-meets-entertainment conference series called SCREENBREAKER (www.screenbreaker.io) – in partnership with Screen International, Europe’s leading trade publication.