Variety Presents '10 Europeans to Watch'
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Medienboard co-chief Kirsten Niehuus joined the 'Europeans to Watch' participants on stage

Variety presented the participants of its “10 Europeans to Watch” program at a reception held by Berlin funding agency Medienboard, which is headed by Kirsten Niehuus and Helge Jürgens. Brad Furman, director of “The Infiltrator,” introduced the up-and-coming directors, actors and actresses at the event, which took place on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Berlin.

During the event a ceremony was held to mark the box office success of comedy “Suck Me Shakespeer 2,” due to which the production company Constantin repaid the 760,000 Euros ($849,000) of funding that it had received from Medienboard. The cast, including star Elyas M’Barek and Karoline Herfurth, producer Lena Schömann, and Constantin film chief Martin Moszkowicz presented the check to Niehuus.

Among the guests at the party were “Berlin Station” actors Richard Armitage and Richard Jenkins, “Babylon Berlin” showrunner Tom Tykwer, his writer-director team of Achim von Borries and Hendrik Handloegten, “Bridge of Spies” actor Sebastian Koch, “Homeland” actor Numan Acar, director Fatih Akin and actress Julia Jentsch, the lead actress in the Berlinale competition entry “24 Weeks.”

Richard Armitage and Richard Jenkins

‘Berlin Station’ actors Richard Armitage and Richard Jenkins

Suck Me Shakespeer 2

Producers and cast of box-office hit ‘Suck Me Shakespeer 2’ with their check for Medienboard

Babylon Berlin

‘Babylon Berlin’ team: Hendrik Handloegten, Achim von Borries, Tom Tykwer

Numan Acar, Kirsten Niehuus

Actor Numan Acar, Medienboard’s Kirsten Niehuus

Sebastian Koch

Actor Sebastian Koch

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