press release
Joker Productions Rebrands as Splendid Studios

Published Oct 29, 2018

Joker Productions Rebrands as Splendid Studios

Starts production on first project MISFIT

(Cologne – 29 October 2018) – Independent content company Joker Productions, part of the Splendid Medien group, is rebranding and relaunching as Splendid Studios, with a new focus on global expansion and content for a young audience.

Splendid Studios is a full-service European production company creating entertainment and original content across various platforms and genres. With a new focus on the international marketplace, Splendid Studios plans to ramp up originals and development across both fiction and non-fiction, expanding the global reach of its formats, factual, scripted and feature films. 

As experts in creating character-driven content with experience in developing and producing in multiple countries, Splendid Studios has the added value of being backed by acclaimed European distributor Splendid Film.

Managing Director Julie Link says: “In the current climate it is vital for producers to think globally and to work with the best creators and talent from around the world. Rebranding as Splendid Studios enables us to refocus and refresh our strategy going forward. We have the knowledge of traditional media and the innovation of digital media to create engaging, attention-grabbing, next-generation and original content.”

The first deal to be announced by Splendid Studios is MISFIT, a theatrical movie for a young audience adapted from a successful feature film originally produced in the Netherlands. The feature has just started production and will be in theaters in Germany on March 14, 2019. Starring Sylvie Meis and Selina Mour, MISFIT tells the story of teenager Julia (Mour), who comes back to Germany from the US and has to face the challenge of being labelled an outsider at school.

Andreas Klein, Chairman of the Board of Management of Splendid Medien group comments: “The repositioning and refocusing of the newly branded Splendid Studios will enable us to expand further into international scripted formats for both a theatrical and TV audience. MISFIT is an exciting adaptation and is the first deal under our new banner, but we will be announcing a number of new television deals, across both fiction and non fiction in the coming months.”