All3Media, the leading international television, film and digital production and distribution group, announced today that Vittorio Valente has been appointed as CEO of All3Media Deutschland.

The German group produces drama series Inspector Dupin, Police Call 110, Tatort and Informer; hit shows Berlin Night and Day, B:Real, Cologne 50667, Full House and Barbara Salesch: The Criminal Court; local versions of formats including The Traitors, Race Across the World, Undercover Boss, together with documentaries for ZDF’s Terra X and ProSieben’s Galileo. All3Media Deutschland also contains Magic Connection, a social media content, talent management and PR and communications agency.

Valente, Managing Director of All3Media’s filmpool entertainment, will be joined at All3Media Deutschland by filmpool entertainment Chief Operating Officer Felix Wesseler who takes on the role of the German group’s COO.

Taco Rijssemus recently announced that he is leaving as CEO of All3Media Deutschland for personal reasons to pursue new opportunities.

Jane Turton, CEO of All3Media, said: “Germany is a very important market for us, and I am excited that Vittorio Valente will now step into the leadership role of the All3Media German business.

“Vito is a brilliant producer and an accomplished business leader who has built filmpool entertainment into one of the most successful and well-respected production companies in the country. I am delighted that he will lead our German business as we embark on the next phase of the Group’s growth, bolstering our scripted and unscripted programme slates.”

Valente said: “I am thrilled to take on my new role at All3Media and am eager to lead the organisation to further success. Working with some of the industry’s strongest talents has been, and will continue to be, my core interest alongside a focus on building the German business.

“I am also happy that in Felix we have an experienced COO to work with all of our German companies – a manager who has a fantastic reputation for being both an enabler for production teams and a great international networker.”