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Chabrol pockets cash for pic

Bavarian film fund doles out coin to 33 projects

COLOGNE — French director Claude Chabrol has nabbed 300,000 euros ($336,000) from Bavarian film funding body FFF Bayern for his next project, which will partly be shot in Munich.

“La demoiselle d’honneur, ” Chabrol’s version of Ruth Rendell’s novel “The Bridesmaid,” will be produced by German unit Integral Film in cooperation with France’s Canal Diffusion. According to Integral’s Alfred Huermer, filming will commence in October, with additional financing from French producer-distrib Bac Film.

FFF Bayern at its latest session slated $4.9 million for 33 projects. The largest single amount, $900,000, was awarded to TV mini “The Ring,” which will be helmed by Uli Edel (“The Mists of Avalon”). It is produced by Munich-based Tandem Communication in cooperation with the U.K.’s Lucky Seven and South African unit DO Production.

Sandra Nettelbeck (“Mostly Martha”) also nabbed some $450,000 from FFF Bayern for kid pic “Sergeant Pepper”; coming-of-age story “Sommersturm” from Marco Kreuzpaintner also nailed a similar amount. “Stauffenberg,” a historial pic about the plot to assasinate Hitler, produced by Teamworks and helmed by Jo Baier, received $280,000.

FFF also granted $230,000 of distribution support each to Constantin Film’s comedy “Germanikus,” animated pic “Till Eulenspiegel,” Eric Till’s “Luther” and Margarethe von Trotta’s “Rosenstrasse.”

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