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Scout & About 2012: Berlin/Brandenburg

Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
The first stop for local and foreign filmmakers shooting in the area, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg has been responsible for film funding and media business development in the capital region since 2004. The org funds films and all things associated with cinema, including content and project development, production, sales and distribution.
Contact: Kirsten Niehuus, managing director
Official site

The Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission
Commission provides information and services to film productions looking to shoot in the region. The nonprofit public org advises film and television productions on locations, liaisons between filmmakers and location administrators and offers support so that projects run smoothly.
Contact: Christiane Raab, film commissioner
Official site

German Federal Film Board (FFA), German Federal Film Fund (DFFF)
In addition to promoting German cinema, the FFA seeks to maintain and improve the German film industry with support for screenplay, production and distribution of films, both domestic and international co-productions. It also oversees the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).

The DFFF provides some $75 million a year in support for domestic and international co-productions that shoot in Germany. The rebate incentive has proved a major boost for Germany as a location and in particular to the Berlin-Brandenburg region and Studio Babelsberg by attracting major international productions to the country.
FFA Contact: Peter Dinges, chairman
Official site
DFFF contact: Cornelia Hammelmann, project manager
Official site

The Berlin Brandenburg Film Commission
Commission provides information and services to film productions looking to shoot in the region. The nonprofit public org advises film and television productions on locations, liaisons between filmmakers and location administrators and offers support so that projects run smoothly.
Contact: Christiane Raab, film commissioner
Official site

Studio Babelsberg
As a one-stop-shop, Studio Babelsberg offers a broad scope of services in one location. The company is specialized in international productions and provides services at all stages of production, from co-production, financing and soft money incentives to set construction, art department and a 39-acre lot with 16 soundstages.
Contact: Charlie Woebcken, CEO
Official site

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