Producer feted with Bavaria's medal of merit

COLOGNE — Producer Bernd Eichinger and other film personalities were awarded Bavaria’s medal of merit by state prime minister Edmund Stoiber in the Bavarian capital of Munich on Wednesday.

Eichinger’s shingle Constantin Film, based in Munich, has released many major pics; upcoming is history thriller “Perfume.”

Other media personalities honored were actress Veronica Ferres; TV director Jo Baier; and Dieter Frank, managing director of Bavaria Film studios. Both Eichinger and Frank previously had received Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit.

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