What sort of programs does ZDF Studios purchase?
The descriptions of the slots for the separate departments and genres on the ZDF Studios website provide a good idea of the kind of program that would be suitable and the quality we would require.
What should I do if I want to offer a program for purchase?
Sending a synopsis one or two pages long would be enough as a first step. ZDF Studios will pass this on to the relevant department if it seems that the program has potential. If that department is interested it will request some screeners.
What sort of information about the program should be contained in the initial synopsis?
We would need some indication of content, length, writer and/or producer and production year; information on the size of the production budget might be helpful, as well as details of coproduction or other partners, if applicable.
What would be the conditions applied to purchasing a program?
The purchase of each program is negotiated on an individual basis, so there are no standard conditions.