Good news everyone, I just received word that our CSI spoof “C.I.S. – Chaoten im Sondereinsatz” will be broadcast on February 21 at 8.15pm on RTL. I hope you’ll have fun!
UPDATE: Well, I have received conflicting information that the aforementioned airdate has been pulled again. I’ll try to figure out what’s going on.
Ahem. Sorry about that. Well, despite hell not freezing over (as far as I know), I can finally report that a project I am involved with has been recognized with an award – and a good one as well: “Der Lehrer” won the German Television Award (it’s the equivalent of the Emmys with less glamor, prestige, and categories (especially for writers)) in the Best Television Series category. I’m really excited about it, especially since “Der Lehrer” is one of my favorite projects and I am really honored to have been working on the show. It’s also noteworthy that until two years ago, the Television Award had a Best Sitcom category of its own but either the lack of sitcoms or the lack of good sitcoms made it disappear, which means that “Der Lehrer” not only had to compete against other sitcoms but every other new television series out there. All the more reason to celebrate, which I will do now. By going voting for the Bundestagswahl. Which you should do, too, by the way. If you’re eligible, that is.
Well, what do you know. Not even a week after the nomination for the German Television Award another set of nominations roll in for projects in which I have been involved: “Der Lehrer”, the sitcom which will finally start airing after a two year wait, is nominated for the German Comedy Award in the best sitcom category. Additionally, “4 Singles”, a sketch comedy show for which I wrote, is nominated as best sketch show. Congratulations to all involved and all other nominees, especially “Böse Mädchen”, which is another Sony Pictures show (but one in which I am not involved).
Good news everyone, the nominations are out for the German Television Award and I am extremely pleased to tell you that “Der Lehrer” has been nominated as Best Television Series!
Congratulations to everyone involved and to all the other nominees!
Well, I’ve been teasing you quite a lot, especially on twitter, because quite honestly I thought the news would break sooner. Well, finally it has happened and I proudly present to you the latest project I’ve been working on:
C.I.S. Chaoten im Sondereinsatz – a comedy movie spoofing the CSI series and all things criminal with a myriad of cameos by German tv personalities and references to current tv shows and genres.
I wrote the script with my colleagues and partners in crime Berthold Probst and Oliver Welter. We tried to write in the best tradition of the Zucker/Abrahams/Zucker-movies, creating a functional and involving dramatic storyline before adding the comedic elements.
We ended up with a script that sold like hot cakes and attracted major talent, with pop star Sasha in his first leading motion picture role.
The movie starts shooting tomorrow in the Cologne area for RTL and is targeted for a winter TV release.
More on the web:
Great news: The network just greenlit the tv-movie that I wrote with my colleagues Berthold Probst and Oliver Welter last year. I can’t go into specifics just yet, but it’s been our first 90min project and not only did it sell immediately but it’s actually going to be produced. Huzzah!
I’ll update with details as soon as I get them (and am allowed to share).