BERLIN 2013: Bavaria Film Group Signs Partnership with Hungary's Origo Film Studios

A Good Day To Die Hard Willis Courtney 1 - H 2013
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A Good Day To Die Hard Willis Courtney 1 - H 2013

Bruce Willis auctioneer "A Good Day to Die Hard" shot at the Budapest-based studios.

BERLIN -- German production services powerhouse Bavaria Film Group has signed a new partnership deal with Origo Film Studios in Budapest that will see the two operations share services for major international productions across Europe.

Origo Studios recently played host to the shoot of A Good Day to Die Hard and has supplied local production services on such recent international productions as Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey. Bavaria is one of Europe's largest film and television services group with services credits on films such as The Three Musketeers and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

Bavaria and Origo hope the German-Hungarian link-up will appeal to international producers looking to tap production subsidies on both sides of the border.

"The film subsidies in Hungary and German have different focuses that, within the framework of this cooperation, can be optimally combined for our clients," said Origo Film Group CEO Ilona Kecskes.