Cinespace Names Andy Weltman Studio Babelsberg Co-CEO
Cinespace Studios has made leadership changes at Germany’s Studio Babelsberg, including installing former Pinewood International executive vp Andy Weltman as co-CEO and co-chairman. Weltman, a veteran of Hollywood deal-making, is also a former managing director of APA International, where he oversaw the U.S. talent agency’s U.K. and European operations. Weltman, Ashley Rice, co-managing partner and […]
Netflix Drops First Trailer for Mystery Series ‘1899’ From Creators of ‘Dark’
It’s about to get weird. Again. Two years after the third and final season of their global Netflix hit Dark, the twisted minds of German showrunner Jantje Friese and director/producer Baran bo Odar are back with 1899. Netflix just dropped the first trailer for the new series, which, by the looks of it, will be […]
Berlin: How Studio Babelsberg Beat the Odds, From ‘The Pianist’ to ‘The Matrix Resurrections’
When Christoph Fisser, together with partner Carl L. Woebcken, bought Germany’s historic Studio Babelsberg from Vivendi Universal in 2004, the asking price was 1 euro. Vivendi had acquired Babelsberg, previously run by East German state film group DEFA, after the fall of the Berlin Wall and invested more than half a billion dollars upgrading the […]
Restart Berlin: How Germany’s Film and TV Industry Got Back to Work
In the first of a Hollywood Reporter series on the state of international production hubs post-pandemic, we look at the success of Berlin, whose film and television industry has kept the cameras rolling, despite the country's ongoing lockdown.
First Look: Netflix’s ‘1899’ From the Makers of ‘Dark’
Netflix has unveiled the first image of '1899,' a new mystery series from 'Dark' creators Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, which follows a group of immigrants traveling by ship from Europe to New York at the turn of the last century. The series will be shot entirely on a virtual production stage at Studio Babelsberg using new cutting-edge LED-Volume technology.
How the Global Film Industry Is Working to Mitigate Mass Layoffs
While Hollywood companies like Disney begin furloughs and pay cuts, employees at overseas studios in Germany, Italy, the U.K. and even China are being kept afloat by governments and employers: "People will remember who stood behind their workers in difficult times and who didn't."
Germany’s Studio Babelsberg, China’s Wuxi Studios Sign Co-Production Deal
The two outfits will share resources and talent in setting up Germany-China co-productions.
Germany’s Studio Babelsberg, Shanghai Film Group Sign Cooperation Agreement
The European and Asian studios want to pool resources for international co-productions.
‘Homeland,’ ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Lift Studio Babelsberg to 2015 Profit
The German studio swings to a $5.6 million profit as it expands its backlot and boosts television production.
Oscars 2015: Studio Babelsberg Celebrates Four Wins for ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’
Studio Babelsberg films have received a total of 40 Oscar nominations since 2002.
Ryan Reynolds’ ‘The Voices’ Gets U.K. Distribution
Arrow Films has picked up the Marjane Satrapi-directed dark satire, which also stars Anna Kendrick and Jacki Weaver
Germany’s Studio Babelsberg Swings to Loss Without ‘Cloud Atlas,’ Big Shoots
The studio facilities company booked a loss of $9.3 million for 2012 and lower revenue, but expects better results this year.