Moritz Polter, award-winning Das Boot Executive Producer, launched his own premium international scripted label Windlight Pictures with ITV Studios, based in Munich, in June 2021. ITV Studios is a creator, producer and distributor of world leading programmes crafting over 8,400 hours of original programming across 13 countries.
Previously, Moritz was Executive Producer International Television Series at Bavaria Fiction, one of the most successful production companies in Europe, where he led the creation, development and funding for international drama co-productions such as Das Boot (Sky), Arctic Circle (Elisa Viihde/ZDF) and Freud (Netflix/ORF).
Named among Variety’s Top 10 Global Creatives to Watch in 2018, Moritz Polter is currently executive producing and finalizing the production of Das Boot season 3, the Sky Studios’ critically acclaimed and award-winning high-end drama series.
A Business, Media and Film Studies graduate of King Alfred’s College in Winchester and a true anglophile, Moritz Polter’s career has involved numerous creative collaborations in the UK. He was the producer of Tandem Productions’ drama Spotless, a Netflix Original series in the UK, written by Ed McCardie. He also produced Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth starring John Hurt, Tom Felton and Vanessa Kirby, and was Production Supervisor on Ken Follett’s Primetime Emmy winning and Golden Globe nominated miniseries Pillars of the Earth, starring Eddie Redmayne, Ian McShane and Hayley Atwell.
Moritz Polter is a regular jury member of the International Emmy Awards and Rockie Awards at Banff World Media Festival and a frequent speaker at industry events.