Studio Babelsberg celebrates three international films at Berlin International Film Festival

15.01.2014

George Clooney, Wes Anderson and Christophe Gans

For the first time in Studio Babelsberg’s history, the studio celebrates three international film premieres at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). Besides the premieres of Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL and George Clooney’s THE MONUMENTS MEN, today the Berlinale officially announced the screening of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST directed by Christophe Gans. Vincent Cassel and the French up and coming star Léa Seydoux are featured in the main roles in the high budget remake of the fairy tale classic, shot entirely at Babelsberg studios.

These productions show how important it is to further support Germany as a film production hub. (...) The economic as well as cultural effects of these films are essential for the entire German film industry.
Dr. Carl Woebcken
CEO of Studio Babelsberg AG


Dr. Carl Woebcken, CEO of Studio Babelsberg AG and co-/executive producer of all three films: “We are very excited that the three films, entirely produced in Germany, will be presented to the audience at the Berlinale this year. Berlinale is one of the most important film festivals worldwide. These productions show how important it is to further support Germany as a film production hub. Germany is highly attractive for international feature film productions. We have a deep, local crew base and offer high class film technology companies and suppliers. The economic as well as cultural effects of these films are essential for the entire German film industry.”