About Rola Bauer
Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated producer, Rola Bauer, began her career in the entertainment industry working on film sets as an assistant director of feature films and television productions. Bauer now owns and runs, together with her three partners, TANDEM Communications, a vertically-integrated, television production and worldwide distribution company, based in Munich, Germany. Bauer is currently producing with Ridley Scott’s Scott Free, Ken Follett’s “The Pillars of the Earth”, an 8 hour series budgeted at $ 40 million featuring a cast that includes Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell and Donald Sutherland.
Bauer has accrued over 25 years of experience in the fields of production, sales, and marketing. Prior to founding TANDEM in 1999, Bauer was hired in 1996 by ProSieben, one of Germany’s first-tier broadcasters, to become Executive Vice President of International Fiction. At ProSieben she was responsible for setting up a new division in international theatrical and television co-productions, as well as running the departments of international series, animation and documentary. Collectively these areas comprised approximately 65% two thirds of the network's slots.
Before joining ProSieben, Bauer was the Paris-based President of Alliance International Television. In this position she was responsible for international co-productions, sales and marketing worldwide of Alliance's growing slate of television productions. In her previous position as Vice President of Television Sales for Alliance International she played a key role in the launching and building of this subsidiary.
Besides remaining vitally active in the international television arena, Bauer, who is married to German TV executive, Dr. Ludwig Bauer, is the mother of two children and finds her strength and inspirations for the job's challenges from her family life.
Bauer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours degree in film and television from York University Toronto, Canada.