A graduate in European Business Administration, Stephan Mallmann has extensive experience in film production and sales, in Germany and the UK.
In 1989 he started out in a business affairs capacity at Recorded Releasing, a London based distribution and sales company for high quality arthouse films (Wings of Desire, Withnail & I etc.).
Stephan subsequently served as Financial Controller at Constantin Film in Munich, one of Europe’s leading film production, distribution and exhibition companies.
In January 1994 he joined Recorded Picture Company in London (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast, among numerous others), and by 1996 had become a director of the company.
In 1998 he worked on the launch of RPC’s sister company, the sales agency Hanway Films (Carol, Brooklyn and hundreds more), of which he is a founding shareholder.
In 2001 he was appointed COO of both RPC and Hanway.
During his almost 20 year tenure, he handled the financial structuring of many of RPC’s and HanWay’s projects, including David Mackenzie’s Young Adam, David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method, Wim Wenders’ Pina or Roenning & Sandberg’s Kon-Tiki (the latter two films were Oscar-nominated).
In 2012 he stepped down from his day-to-day roles in RPC/Hanway, and moved back to Germany, as an independent consultant. He retains close links to the group.
His most recent credits as an independent producer are on Wim Wenders’ Submergence, Marcus Rosenmüller’s Trautmann and Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince.
Full credit list on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1040781/
Creative areas of interest
Stephan’s professional focus is on high-end auteur films (Wenders, Cronenberg etc.), a speciality of RPC and Hanway, and something that is continuing in his independent career. A key relationship is with Wim Wenders, on five of whose films Stephan acted as a producer.
Stephan’s experience as to genre is very broad, mostly quality drama, but also documentaries (Pina, Glastonbury etc.), and even children’s animation (Impy’s Island, Happy Family (aka Monster Family), or the upcoming Monster Family 2).
Best suited for budding producers, directors and writers, which already have a modicum of experience.
Stephan’s key background is in production (not “on set” line production, but development, finance and legal structuring), but due to his work in the management team of a major sales agency, Stephan has a good “feel” for what the international market wants, and an eye for good screenwriting.