Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann founded their production company Wiedemann & Berg in 2003. Their first feature film The Lives of Others won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Since then, the company has successfully produced box office hits annually, such as Men in the City and its sequel, Friendship!, Vaterfreuden or Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection Who am I – No System is safe, which sold its remake rights to Warner Brothers US. Following the international horror thriller Friend Request, the comedy Welcome to Germany most recently hit the big screen. With over 3,8 million visitors as of today, it is the most successful German movie release in 2016. Since October 2018 Werk ohne Autor, the recent feature film directed by Academy Award winner Henckel von Donnersmarck with its highly acclaimed cast, is in theaters.
In 2010 the two producers founded Wiedemann & Berg Television, creating a wide range of television feature films and series as well as highly acclaimed and internationally awarded mini-series such as German History X and Line of Separation. The focus on their role as pioneering producers reflects in having produced the first German Pay-TV series for TNT/Turner Broadcasting 4Blocks as well as the first German Netflix original series DARK and Pagan Peak, one of the first series for Sky Germany.
In addition to the Academy Award, the two producers and their productions received numerous international and national awards, including the British Academy Film Award, César Award France, European Film Award, Hollywood Reporter Award, LA Critics Award, German Bambi, German Television Award, German Film Award, Golden Camera, Golden Nymph Award Monte-Carlo, German Grimme Award, Magnolia Award Shanghai and BANFF’s Rockie Award.