Mr Jan Maxa

Mr Jan Maxa

Mr Jan Maxa

As Content Development Director of Czech TV, a public broadcaster, Jan oversees a group of 15+ creative producers and 500+ projects in all TV genres, including drama, entertainment, factual and documentary, as well as children programs. His team is responsible for in-house development and production, as well as commissioning from independent producers. In addition, the development team also manages co-production of cinema projects and international co-productions.

 

The development team creates all premier non-acquisition content for four channels, representing over 100 hours of drama per year. In recent years, Czech TV has consistently kept a market share of around 30% with high viewer satisfaction. Czech TV regularly co-produces with ARTE and public broadcasters in Austria, Germany and Slovakia.

 

Previously, Jan worked as Content Development Director at CME Group, in print media and in information technology consulting. Jan´s lifetime interests include music and film (as well as film music).

 

His creative producer credits include:

  • Feature films
    • Pepik Hnátek’s Last Match, 2011
    • In the Name of the King, 2009
    • Sister, 2007
  • TV films and miniseries
    • Rašín (Czech TV, in production)
    • The Story of a Pilot (Czech TV, in production)
    • Maria Theresia (Czech TV + ORF + MTVA + RTVS + Maya, 2018)
    • A Soul To Redeem (Czech TV, 2017)
    • The Vote for the King of the Romans (Czech TV + Beta Film, 2016)
    • Jan Hus (Czech TV + ARTE, 2015)
  • TV series
    • Manor House III (Czech TV, in production)
    • Manor House II (Czech TV, 2017)
    • Sunday League (TV Nova, 2009)

As a musician, he has played bass guitar in several well known Czech bands, including Vltava (1986-1991) and Zuby nehty (2011-today).