'Jerry Cotton,' 'Dinosaurs' get FFA cash

15 projects share $4.4 mil federal funding

COLOGNE, Germany -- A hard-boiled G-Man, a pink fairy and big lizards got the go-ahead in the latest round of funding from German federal film board, the FFA which on Thursday doled out $4.4 million in production subsidies to 15 projects.

“Jerry Cotton,” an adaptation of the German pulp fiction novels about a New York FBI agent, received $646,000, the largest single payout. Other projects receiving funding include “Dinosaurs,” the latest from comedy pro Leander Haussmann, Thomas Bodenstein’s children’s film “Princess Lillifee and the Unicorn,” about a magical pink fairy and “Bon Appetit,” a cosmopolitan cooking comedy from David Pinillos.