Ortwin Freyermuth is an internationally recognized and experienced entertainment and video game lawyer as well as a veteran production executive with 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry.

Presently, Freyermuth has a law practice focusing on financing and production of US-European co-ventures and co-productions in film, television, and video games as well as on intellectual property and corporate issues. Over the past 8 years alone, he has worked on, and assisted with the financing and production of feature films and video games with a total production volume in excess of US$ 1 billion.

In 2012, Freyermuth co-founded with veteran game developer Chris Roberts the video game venture Cloud Imperium Games, for which he currently serves as General Counsel and Co-Chairman. Previously, from 1990-1994, he founded and managed as President and CEO Capella Films Inc. (and Affiliates), a German-owned group of production and distribution companies. During his tenure, he expanded the company to more than 30 employees, and managed the development, production (incl. financing) and foreign distribution of major feature films and co-ventures with a volume of $75-$100 Mill. annually. His responsibilities included the supervision of Capella’s production and sales activity, marketing and publicity campaigns, and its participation in international film markets and festivals as well as the US studios’ domestic distribution activity for the pictures. In 1995, Freyermuth produced “Das Boot – The Director’s Cut” under his production banner Twin Bros Productions. Freyermuth began his legal career in the entertainment industry as Director, Legal Affairs of Vestron International Inc. (1986-1988) where he handled, amongst other projects, the film “Dirty Dancing.”

Freyermuth’s film credits include “The Ledge” (executive producer, 2011), Das Boot – Director’s Cut (producer, 1997), Carlito’s Way (executive producer, 1993), and Shattered (co-producer, 1990).

Freyermuth is member of the State Bar of California since 1988. He studied German law in Goettingen, Germany, Comparative and International Law in Geneva, Switzerland, with guest studies in Paris, London, and Strassbourg, and California Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. He graduated with a J.D. from the University of Goettingen, and a Master of Laws from UCLA. He is fluent in English, German, and French, and holds both US and EC Nationality.