Art Department Studio Babelsberg designs "Transformers" Premiere in Berlin

12.06.2009

The guests attending the premiere of the movie Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen on Sunday at Sony Center in Berlin will have the opportunity to admire a professional construction of the Art Department Studio Babelsberg craftsmen. In addition to classic promotion walls, the constructors built a huge Transformers-mask for the foyer and the press area, where cast and crew of the latest Paramount production are expected, including director and producer Michael Bay and the leading actors Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf. The concept was drawn up by designer Tino Schaedler, Joris Hamann acted as Babelsberg’s architect in charge. About 20 craftsmen were working on the project during the last days.

Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen is the third co-operation of Art Department Studio Babelsberg and event-planning agency Chest of Wonders, assigned by distributor Paramount.

We gladly accept the challenge of bringing in our international, film-focussed know-how into the event business as well.
Michael Düwel
Managing Director Art Department

Michael Düwel, managing director of the Art Department, enjoys the repeatedly reliable collaboration with Brigitte Eckmann of Chest of Wonders and says: “We ambitiously work on turning our conjoint work into a solid tradition. We gladly accept the challenge of bringing in our international, film-focussed know-how in the event business, as well.”

On June 24, 2009 Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen, the sequel of the live-action-adaption of the cult robots, opens in German cinemas. The battle for Earth is over – but the battle for the universe has just begun. On Cybertron, Starscream takes the lead over the Decepticons and plans to invade Earth…
Fans devoted to this genre can look forward to more action, technical brilliance and humor, as well as to a new generation of transformers.

The Art Department Studio Babelsberg is the creative and technical heart of the Studio, the unit that moves a project’s production design from planning through execu¬tion. This business unit consists of a carpentry, a molding and painting workshop and a locksmith’s workshop as well as prep and pre-construction ar¬eas in immediate proximity to our sound stages. The Art Department carries on Studio Babelsberg's grand tradition of film architecture, a tradition that reaches all the way back to films such as Metropolis and The Blue Angel. In 2008, the Art Department was responsible for the set construc¬tion including Ninja Assassin, The Reader, Pandorum, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds and Roman Polanski’s The Ghost. In addition, the Art Department continues to acquire numerous jobs from theater companies, trade show exhibitions, hotels, event planners and advertising productions.