RTL adds cash to Medienboard subsidy pot

$635,000 annually for two years to regional subsidy body

COLOGNE, Germany -- RTL Television has agreed to contribute €500,000 ($635,000) annually for the next two years to regional subsidy body the Berlin Brandenburg Medienboard. RTL is the fifth German network to back the Medienboard, following ProSiebenSat.1 and public channels ARD, ZDF and Berlin regional net rbb.

The Medienboard is Germany's second-largest regional film subsidy body, dolling out cash to facilitate production in the region in and around Berlin.

Recent projects to receive Medienboard funding include Joe Wright's assassin thriller "Hanna," Roland Emmerich's Shakespeare whodunit "Anonymous" and David Cronenberg's Freud/Jung biopic "A Dangerous Method."
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