LONDON -- Studio Babelsberg, one of Europe’s top production facilities and the production base for Hollywood pics like “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” has unveiled plans for its new exterior set, Neue Berliner Strasse.Studio Babelsberg is investing more than Euros 12 million ($16.1 million) in the project, which is seen as a way to bolster the attractiveness of the Berlin region as a hub for production.The modular hybrid set offers streets in various architectural styles situated across an area of more...
Woebcken acquired Studio Babelsberg with Christoph Fisser in 2004 from French media group Vivendi. Together, they restructured the studio complex and positioned it as a successful full-service production partner for international feature films.Founded in 1912, Studio Babelsberg is one of the world’s oldest large-scale studio complex and a leading service providers for feature films and TV productions in Europe.
In addition to his role as president and CEO of Studio Babelsberg, Woebcken also serves as managing director of the production services subsidiary Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures as well as Babelsberg Film.
His recent producer credits include Gore Verbinski’s “A Cure for Wellness,” Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies” and Anthony and Joe Russo’s “Captain America: Civil War.” Before acquiring Studio Babelsberg, Woebcken worked as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and subsequently in the management board of the Roland Berger & Partner consultancy. He also served as vice president of TV Loonland animation company in Munich, CEO of former Sony Music subsidiary Sunbow Entertainment in New York and as head of programming at Berlin Animation Film (BAF).