Westend Film & TV is an independent production company based in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. It was founded in 1990 by Wolf Truchsess von Wetzhausen and Robert Heitmann. In 1996 Westend expanded to New York City.
Producing for national and international clients, Westend TV is specialized in high profile corporate TV, as well as feature documentaries and cultural programs for public television. Our camera and avid operator teams work globally for us and our clients, and are specially trained for working in conflict zones. Among our clients are ARTE, ZDF, CNBC, HSBC, ECB, Franklin Tempelton and many others.
Our TV documentaries, mostly produced in cooperation with ARTE and ZDF, are distributed internationally in various languages. Titles include “Lise Meitner”, “Pocahontas” and the award-winning series “America’s Forgotten Heart – On Horseback through the Wild West” with actress Marie Bäumer.
Each year, Westend realizes around eight editions of the European culture program “Metropolis” for ARTE – a unique format, which has been defining the network’s profile for over 20 years.