London based WENN Media Group has added German celebrity photo agency Star Press to it’s acquisition tally.
WENN say ‘In recognition of the growing importance of the domestic market in Germany, WENN has joined forces with the thriving Berlin-based agency Star Press to form WENN-Star Press’
WENN Chairman Lloyd Beiny comments, “WENN has a mature business in Germany and this development of our long association with Kay Kirchwitz’s agency will help provide our customers with access to this most outstanding celebrity agency’s images. Kay’s unique and influential production will enhance WENN’s offering and provide a solid platform for our growth in post-Brexit Europe”
Kay Kirchwitz, commented, “This union solidifies our work together and allows both companies to benefit from complementary strengths. The combined agency will be able to compete more efficiently and provide a much broader service to our clients.”
• Kay assumes the role of Managing Director of the joint venture with Jessica Schulte appointed as Managing Editor.
• Star Press was founded by Kay Kirchwitz 1998 in Hannover before moving to Berlin in 2006. Since then Star Press has developed to be one of the leading photo angencies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria in the entertainment field. Star Press provides images from the world of fashion, film and television and is close to many German celebrities. Star Press is present at all major national and international events in Germany and offers celebrity portraits, entertainment photos from the past and present – from classic photos to exclusive paparazzi and party images, red carpet appearances and movie sets.