Fox Intl. Prods. Germany is prepping teen comedy “Playing Doctor” and children's drama “Riko, Oskar and the Pasta Detective.” The company is moving ahead on the pair following the success of its…
Studio Babelsberg has boarded Fox 2000's adaptation of Markus Zusak's bestselling World War II-era novel "The Book Thief," starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson.
Germany's well-earned reputation as one of the world's leading co-production countries continues to attract international projects despite growing competition from neighboring European states.
Europe's soft money sources remain the gold standard for independent filmmakers, with more country incentives coming online.
Petra Mueller, co-topper of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, has been tapped to head Filmstiftung North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's biggest regional funder.
Pics helmed by Volker Schloendorff and Doris Doerrie are among 21 European projects to receive coin from Teutonic funding body Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
While the German government is digging deep into its pockets to fund local film production to the tune of an extra $231 million over the next three years, the small print is still to be announced.
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