|Born||in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany|
Mini Bio (1)
Nico Hofmann was born to journalist parents in Heidelberg on December 4, 1959. Since 1998 he served as producer and Chairman of the board of teamWorx, one of Germany's most successful production companies. Over the last 15 years numerous well-known TV and film awards as well as national and international nominations give impressive evidence of teamWorx' competence in the fictional field: Productions such as "Laconia", "Hindenburg", "The Tunnel", "Dresden", "Storm Tide", "Airlift" and "March of Millions" have won some of the most prestigious media prizes and have been sold to many territories outside Germany.
In autumn 2012, both parts of "The Tower" achieved about seven million viewers each. The production won various prizes like "Hessischer Filmpreis", "Goldene Kamera", and the reputable "Grimme-Preis". The year 2012 approached its end with the broadcast of "The Case Jakob von Metzler", "Rommel" and "Baron of the Cannonball". In 2013, the political satire "The Minister", the docu-drama "George" and the multi-million-euro project "Generation War" sparked long-lasting and nation-wide debates in Germany. The highly acclaimed miniseries "Generation War" has reached record ratings in Germany, Poland, Norway and Sweden and has been sold to more than 100 countries all over the world so far. In January 2014 it started in US cinemas. The production has won a great number of national and international awards including the International Emmy Award 2014 in the mini-series category.
Since 2013, Nico Hofmann is producer and Chairman of the Board of UFA FICTION, which unifies all fictional activities of UFA Fernsehproduktion, Phoenix Film und teamWorx. In addition, since September 2017 he is CEO of UFA, an umbrella under which three units operate (UFA FICTION, UFA SERIAL DRAMA and UFA SHOW & FACTUAL)
In 2014, a film about the last days in office of former German president Christian Wulff named "The Resignation" and "Open the Wall", a movie about the opening of the Berlin Wall have been broadcasted with great success. The two-parter "Grzimek", about a famous German zoologist and the adaption of Bruno Apitz' novel "Nackt unter Wölfen" ("Naked among Wolves") have just premiered on German television. In April 2015 "Naked among Wolves" has also been broadcasted on French TV station M6.
The eight-part series "Deutschland 83", which takes place in coldwar Berlin of the 1980s, had its world premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. The drama series has just been sold to Sundance TV as well as to several European TV stations and will become the first ever German-language drama to be aired on a US Television Network.
A docu-drama about the life of Hannelore Kohl and a miniseries, that is based on Thomas Webers' "Hitler's First War", are in preparation. A documentary about sports legend Franz Beckenbauer is in production at the moment. Nico Hofmann also produced cinematographic works such as "Hanni & Nanni" 1+2+3, "Jesus loves me", "The Weekend", "The Physician" and most lately the film version of the bestseller "Ich bin dann mal weg" ("I'm off then") by German comedian Hape Kerkeling.
In this respect, Nico Hofmann has made a lasting mark on the German TV landscape with his record-ratings event movies and miniseries.
In addition to the development and production of its own materials and formats, Nico Hofmann is committed to young talents in film and television for years. Since 1995 he has regularly lectured at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. In the year 2000 Nico Hofmann and Bernd Eichinger established the German newcomer award FIRST STEPS, today's most important distinction for young filmmakers.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: UFA FICTION