Company profile

Picture Tree International (PTI) is an energetic and fast-growing world sales company with its headquarters in Berlin. The core business is worldwide licensing across all platforms, with the company maintaining a presence at all the major film and television markets.

Alongside licensing, PTI is also able to act as your German co-producer and local distributor via a fully integrated business model that offers producers individual sales and financing strategies in a results-driven and transparent partnership, something essential in today's ever changing audiovisual-industry landscape.

PTI's line-up of up to 15 films a year is designed to ensure the right mix of arthouse and crossover productions to fully maximise the revenue potential of each film.

Picture Tree International was founded in December 2012 by Andreas Rothbauer and has been run jointly by his partner and Co-Managing Director Yuan Rothbauer since 2017.

Company statement

Picture Tree International provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, belief, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Picture Tree International expressly prohibits any form of ( internal & external ) workplace harassment, bullying and discrimination based on race, color, religion or belief, sex, national origin, age, sexual identity, reprisal or physical or mental disability. This means that non-minorities have the same rights as minorities in the complaint system, and are equally protected against discrimination.


Founder / Co-Managing Director

Andreas Rothbauer

Andreas Rothbauer

Andreas has been in the film industry for more than twenty years in various roles ranging from development to distribution and international sales. Among his acquisition and sales credits are such Academy Award nominated and winning films as 'Downfall' (2004), 'The Lives of Others' (2004), 'Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan' (2007), 'The Counterfeiters' (2007) and 'Il Divo' (2008).

Andreas also teaches financing and distribution at various film schools and workshops and has held several board functions as a member of the Association of German Film Exporters (VDFE). Andreas studied in Berlin, Wellington (NZ) and Rome and holds a Master's degree in audiovisual management as well as a degree (Diplom) in political science.

Co-Managing Director

Yuan Rothbauer

Yuan Rothbauer

Yuan is an original member of Picture Tree International, joining as the company’s Head of Sales & Operations. In 2017 she was appointed Co-Managing Director. Prior to joining PTI, Yuan headed the international department at Star Image Media Group (SIMG), one of the first and leading theatrical distributors in China. Among her acquisition credits are 'Son of the Mask', 'L’empire des Loups', 'Insomnia', 'Black Book', 'Cellular', 'After the Sunset' and the Academy Award winning 'Pan's Labyrinth'.