NRW funds 38 pics

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Film funding body Filmstiftung NRW has handed out $9.5 million for 38 productions including pics by Thomas Vinterberg and Sandra Nettelbeck.

The body slated the largest single amount, $1.7 million, to the “Seven Dwarfs” by Sven Unterwaldt Jr. Pic features standup comedian Otto.

Sandra Nettelbeck, helmer of “Mostly Martha,” netted $1.4 million for her new project, “Helen”, to be filmed in Germany and in the U.S.

Helmer Vinterberg received $740,000 for his “Dear Wendy,” after Filmstiftung granted an earlier sum to Lars von Trier for the script.

Filmstiftung also reported that the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia has announced $16 million more financial aid for film and TV production.

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