COLOGNE — German funding orgs have pledged $1.6 million to Constantin’s “Naughty Girls.”
Ute Wieland-helmed pic, based on a series of books for teen femmes, is being produced in association with Collina.
Project is one of more than 50 lined up to receive some $17 million from North Rhine Westphalia’s Filmstiftung NRW and Bavaria’s FFF Bayern.
The bodies will give $1.3 million to the fifth sequel of “The Wild Soccer Bunch” and around $1 million each to Peter Timm’s comedy “Frieda darf nicht sterben,” featuring Henry Huebchen and Walter Giller; two-part telepic “12 Winter,” which tells the true story of two bank robbers who outwitted cops for a dozen years or more; and Paul Schrader’s German-Israeli co-production “Adam Resurrected.”
“Moving the Arts,” produced by Cologne-based Cine Plus and pubcasters WDR and Arte, also received coin. The omnibus of short films, all inspired by a work of art, will be helmed by Atom Egoyan, Hal Hartley, Christian Petzold, Laetitia Masson, Julio Medem and Jia Zhang-ke.
FFF Bayern is backing the remake of Bernhard Wicki’s war drama “Die Brucke” (The Bridge). The TV event movie will be directed by Wolfgang Kirchner and star Veronica Ferres and Goetz Otto.
Other TV projects receiving from funding from the Bavarian org are “The Hunt for the Nibelungen Treasure,” for web RTL; mystery thriller “The Bible Code,” for ProSieben; a biopic about entertainers Karl Valentin and Lisl Karlstadt; and a documentary about Austrian thesp and activist Karlheinz Boehm, “Ein Mensch fuer Menschen.”