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Rola Bauer 

CompanySTUDIOCANAL TV GmbH
TitleManaging Director
Job FunctionProduction/Creative
Job TitlePresident/CEO/CFO/COO
NATPE Member

Biography

Golden Globes and two-time Emmys nominated producer, Rola Bauer, just honored with a Producer of the Year Award, began her career in the entertainment industry working on film sets as an assistant director of feature films and television productions. Bauer now runs, together with her two partners, Tandem Communications, a vertically-integrated, television production and worldwide distribution company, based in Munich, Germany. She is currently executive producing the 2nd season of the international co-production Crossing Lines created by showrunner Ed Bernero (Criminal Minds, Third Watch). Further Executive Producer credits include, to name a few: Crossing Lines (Season 1) starring William Fichtner, Marc Lavoine and Donald Sutherland, the Event series World Without End, recently nominated for two Emmys Awards, starring Cynthia Nixon and Miranda Richardson as well as the multi-award winning, Emmys and Golden Globes nominated Event series The Pillars of the Earth starring Ian McShane and Donald Sutherland. Both series are based on the acclaimed international bestselling novels by Ken Follett. Bauer has accrued over 25 years of experience in the fields of production, sales, and marketing. Prior to founding TANDEM in 1999, Bauer was hired in 1996 by ProSieben, one of Germany’s first-tier broadcasters, to become Executive Vice President of International Fiction. At ProSieben she was responsible for setting up a new division in international theatrical and television co-productions, as well as running the departments of international series, animation and documentary. Collectively these areas comprised approximately two thirds of the network's slots. Before joining ProSieben, Bauer was the Paris-based President of Alliance International Television. In this position she was responsible for international co-productions, sales and marketing worldwide of Alliance's growing slate of television productions. In her previous position as Vice President of Television Sales for Alliance International, she played a key role in the launching and building of this subsidiary. Bauer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours degree in film and television from York University Toronto, Canada. Awards & nominations BLUE PANTHER Award (2013) as Outstanding Producer. BAMBI Award Nomination (2011) The Pillars of the Earth as Executive Producer: Bester TV-Mehrteiler (Best TV-Mini-Series) Emmy Award Nomination (2011) The Pillars of the Earth as Executive Producer: Best Mini-Series Gemini Award (2011) The Pillars of the Earth as Executive Producer: Best Dramatic Mini-Series Golden Globe Nomination (2011) The Pillars of the Earth as Executive Producer: Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Kress Award (2011) The Pillars of the Earth as Executive Producer: TV-/Film-Produktion (TV-/Film-Production) Monte Carlo Television Festival (Golden Nymph) Nomination (2011) The Pillars of the Earth as Executive Producer: Best Mini-Series Producers Guild Award Nomination The Pillars of the Earth: THE DAVID A. WOLPER AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCER OF LONG-FORM TELEVISION Seoul Drama Awards (2011): Silver Bird Price The Pillars of the Earth as Executive Producer: Best Action Drama Series Emmy Award Nomination (2005) Dragons' World - A Fantasy Made Real as Executive Producer in the Category Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More) Diva Award (2004) Die Nibelungen (aka Ring of the Nibelungs, aka Dark Kingdom - The Dragon King, aka Kingdom in Twilight) as Producer in the Category Best Film.

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