The following are published press releases as well as featured articles on Hanns Wolters:
January 14, 2019: Reality Check Speakers Announced
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
On Sunday, 27 January the second edition of Reality Check will give the stage for one whole day to experts and audience in three panels, to talk about the changing landscape of audiences and stories, ways to innovate within the development process and development funding outside traditional models. Oliver Mahrdt is SVP International Sales and Entertainment Marketing of SingularDTV, a blockchain entertainment ecosystem that helps filmmakers fundraise, develop and distribute their content and allows artists to have a direct relationship with their audience. Read full article >>
September 27, 2018: Nominees Announced For 2018 International Emmy Awards
Producers Guild of America
SingularDTV and Oliver Mahrdt listed as Semi-Final Judge Hosts. Read full article >>
2018: Semi-Final Judging Event Switzerland Host
International Emmy Awards
Every summer, from June to September, the Academy travels to over 25 judging sites for Semi-Final Judging events. These events are hosted by Academy Members and determine the International Emmy® Award Nominees for the year. Semi-Final rounds are not only a crucial step in the judging process, but also a great networking opportunity for the Host and the Jurors invited to participate in the competition. Oliver Mahrdt was designated the 2019 host with Breaker for Zurich, Switzerland. Read full article >>
December 7, 2017: Blockchain’s SingularDTV Adds Three New Executives
Oliver Mahrdt comes with deep knowledge of the film industry, having been the North-American representative of German Films – the German government state agency promoting its films internationally – for over seventeen years, since 2001. He took over ownership of the Hanns Wolters International agency in 2000 after having started to work with the legendary Marlene Dietrich impresario Wolters in 1996. Read full article >>
December 2017: Film Slate To Be Financed By Digital Currency And Distributed Via Blockchain
Ground Control Entertainment, XYZ Films, and producer Kyle Franke are partnering with SingularDTV (now known as Breaker) on the project, which will consist of a five-part anthology of films created and directed by Ruairi Robinson (The Last Days on Mars), Stephan Zlotescu (True Skin), Zac&Mac (Law Zero), and Tyson Johnston (Lunar). Read full article >>
September 7, 2012: Agency topper flies German flag in U.S.
Toronto Daily Spotlight 2012: Hanns Wolters Intl. @ 50
Besides Hanns Wolters Intl., Oliver Mahrdt is also the North American rep for German Films Service + Marketing, the official body that promotes Teutonic films and filmmakers worldwide. Per Mahrdt, he “answers all questions German! I get new films into fests, get them exposure, help facilitate directors, promote the max out of them!” Given the multi-voiced shareholders behind GFS+M, this is not always easy: “Sometimes,” says Mahrdt ruefully, “I see films that don’t cross my desk and I wonder why. But then again: Germany produces so many films each year.” Read full article >>
September 7, 2012: Marlene’s rep to 21st century firm
Toronto Daily Spotlight 2012: Hanns Wolters Intl. @ 50
By Simon Kingsley
Hanns Wolters, whose namesake agency is celebrating its 50th anniversary, never allowed adversity to get in the way of enterprise. He had been one of Marlene Dietrich’s agents in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s before a certain semi-talented Austrian artist with a paint-brush mustache and severe anger-management issues forced him to change countries, then continents. Read full article >>
April 8, 2011: MoMA Presents Kino! 2011: New Films from Germany 4/27-5/2
The Museum of Modern Art announces Kino! 2011: New Films from Germany, the 32nd edition of the annual survey of recent German cinema, running April 27 through May 2, in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. The exhibition-including narrative and documentary features and shorts-opens with the New York premiere of Drei (Three) (2010), the most recent film by one of Germany’s most internationally celebrated writer/directors, Kino! veteran Tom Tykwer. Drei (Three), Tykwer’s 21st-century valentine to Berlin, is an adult romantic comedy that puts a new twist on the notion of togetherness. Tykwer will be in attendance on April 27 to introduce the film.
This year’s selection includes Germany’s enormously popular serialized television movie The Weissensee Saga: A Berlin Love Story, a full-bodied melodrama about what happens to two families when the scion of one-whose members are part of the state secret police-falls in love with the daughter of dissidents. Two documentaries explore culturally influential German personalities: How to Make a Book with Steidl examines the life of art book publisher Gerhard Steidl and features appearances by a number of contemporary artists; and Dancing Dreams showcases the work of the late choreographer Pina Bausch.
Tom Tykwer’s Drei (Three) to Open Kino! 2011: New Films from Germany
Kino! 2011: New Films from Germany
April 27-May 2, 2011
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters
November 23, 2011: German film funds and their impact on international film production.
Panel at Goethe-Institut Los Angeles in collaboration with German Films during the German Currents Film Festival 2011. Moderated by Oliver Mahrdt, the U.S Representative of German Films.