It’s a wrap for Stephan Wagner’s Merkel - Television – Germany

The German director has been working on a TV film starring actress Imogen Kogge in the role of the Chancellor. Stephan Wagner’s Merkel has just wrapped principal photography. The German filmmaker has ...

Cannes: ‘Falling Into Place’ in the Works at Germany’s Weydemann Bros. (Exclusive)

German production company Weydemann Bros. has unveiled two projects in the works, including an English-language drama written and directed by one of Germany’s most prolific young actresses. Aylin ...

Tribeca Film Review: ‘A Regular Woman’

Tribeca Film Review: ‘A Regular Woman’ Based on the same real-life “honor killing” that inspired fellow German Feo Aladag’s prize-winning 2010 feature “When We Leave,” Sherry Hormann’s “A Regular Woman” takes a compelling new approach to ...

German Stars Reach Global Audiences With Bigger Budget Shows

German Films, a body that promotes Teutonic talent and content, staged a panel discussion on “breaking boundaries” during the Berlin Film Festival, as part of the fest’s Drama Series Days section. ...

Variety Presents ‘Europeans to Watch’ at Medienboard Party in Berlin

Variety’s “10 Europeans to Watch” were feted at a party held by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg at Berlin’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel Saturday. Kirsten Niehuus and Helge Jürgens, managing directors of ...

The Best International TV Series of 2018

The Best International TV Series of 2018 From Brazilian oil-rig workers to a German U-boat crew, from a Chinese concubine to a Spanish spy in Ava Gardner’s home, international TV has served up some memorable characters this year. Variety’s ...

Sky’s ‘Das Boot’ Sets Sail for Second Season

Sky’s ‘Das Boot’ Sets Sail for Second Season “Das Boot” will hit the high seas for a second season after Sky Deutschland renewed the big-budget wartime drama series, which was inspired by the 1981 Oscar-nominated movie of the same name. The ...

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sibel Kekilli Talks Shae, Being German and Turkish

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Sibel Kekilli Talks Shae, Being German and Turkish German actress Sibel Kekilli is best-known to American audiences for her role as Shae, the prostitute-turned-mistress of Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” An outspoken feminist of Turkish ...

U-Boat Drama ‘Das Boot’ Sold to More Than 100 Territories

U-Boat Drama ‘Das Boot’ Sold to More Than 100 Territories World War II drama series “Das Boot,” which was produced on a budget of $33 million, has been sold to more than 100 territories worldwide. The show will debut on Hulu in the U.S. and pay TV operator ...

Luna's Revenge premieres at Raindance Film Festival

Among the fantastic line-up of the 26th Raindance Film Festival is the exciting German thriller "Luna's Revenge" which premiered last night at the Vue Cinema in London's West End. In attendance were ...

Raindance Film Festival 2018: Interview with Branko Tomovic ("Luna's Revenge")

Among the fantastic line-up of the 26th Raindance Film Festival is the exciting German thriller "Luna's Revenge". We caught up for a chat with Branko Tomovic who stars as the dangerous and scary ...

European Industry Reps Demand Release of Imprisoned Ukrainian Director

European Industry Reps Demand Release of Imprisoned Ukrainian Director Dozens of European and German film industry reps gathered for a vigil Tuesday outside the Russian Embassy in Berlin to protest the imprisonment of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and demand his ...

Sigmund Freud Will Hunt a Serial Killer in New Netflix Series Freud

Netflix is set to produce a new thriller called Freud, which will center around a young Sigmund Freud as he is hunting down a serial killer in the 19th century alongside a medium named Fleur Salomé ...

Netflix Slips Into ‘Freud’; Vienna-Set Period Crime Thriller Features Young Sigmund

Netflix has boarded Freud, a German-language period crime thriller that sees the young eponymous psychoanalyst involved in a nerve-racking investigation into a murderous conspiracy. The co-production ...

Netflix Boards Austrian Period Thriller Series ‘Freud’

Netflix has boarded “Freud,” the upcoming German-language thriller following a young Sigmund Freud as he teams with a medium and a police inspector to track a serial killer in 19th century Vienna. ...

Director Edward Berger says ‘Patrick Melrose’ is ‘one of the most interesting characters’ ever written [Exclusive Video Interview]

Director Edward Berger says ‘Patrick Melrose’ is ‘one of the most interesting characters’ ever written [Exclusive Video Interview] For Edward Berger, getting the chance to direct “Patrick Melrose” was “the biggest luck of my life.” Based on a series of novels by Edward St. Aubyn, the show follows the life journey of the title ...

'3 Days In Quiberon' director Emily Atef lines up new project (exclusive)

'3 Days In Quiberon' director Emily Atef lines up new project (exclusive) “It’s a very hardcore, archaic love story set a year after the Berlin Wall came down,” said Atef. Emily Atef, the award-winning director of 3 Days In Quiberon, is lining up her new project, Some Day ...

A Counter World: Dominik Graf and "The Red Shadow"

The so-called new golden age of television may be in progress in the United States, but there's one thing American TV doesn’t have: Dominik Graf. The German director of several great features made for ...

The 18 Netflix Original Series to Be Excited About in 2018

If you have a Netflix account, odds are you aren’t short on things to watch. The streaming giant has been putting out unprecedented content week-in and week-out, whether it’s Netflix original series ...

Study: There Is Significant Gender Disparity in German Film and Television

Maria Furtwängler, who initiated the study, in the film “The Weather Inside” Don’t let “Toni Erdmann’s” success fool you: Gender inequality persists in German movies and TV. Per The Hollywood ...

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