Excellent companies like Studio Babelsberg and UFA GmbH, both located in Potsdam-Babelsberg, make Brandenburg one of the most important film and television production locations worldwide.
Studio Babelsberg, established in 1912, is considered both the cradle of German cinema and one of the oldest large-scale film studios. More than twenty ultra-modern ateliers and studios, diverse back lots and exterior sets on more than 156,000 square meters are available there for use by German and international crews. Films made here just recently include The Book Thief, The Monuments Men, Grand Budapest Hotel, The Hunger Games – Mockingjay (parts 1 and 2), Point Break and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies – not to mention the fifth season of Showtime’s Homeland series – all of which enjoyed success the world over and received honours, awards, Oscars and nominations thanks to their outstanding casts and crews. Moreover, the region is one of the busiest television production sites in the world with more than 2,000 companies that account for roughly one billion euros in revenues.
With its excellent infrastructure, the German Capital Region offers outstanding conditions for production and collaboration in the areas of film and TV. National and international media workers profit from the expertise of venerable production companies like UFA, as well as from the high concentration of renowned service providers in the fields of casting, production, post-production, engineering, set and costume design, special effects and production accounting. In addition, a plentiful supply of consultation, networking and funding opportunities provides optimum conditions for the establishment or relocation of media companies in or to Brandenburg.
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What they said about Brandenburg:
"For us, it’s important to have a direct contact to the people and politicians. And I must say, things are straight forward and down to earth in Brandenburg, which really suits us as we’re the same way. Decisions are made quickly."
Dr. Carl L. Woebcken, CEO of the Babelsberg Studio AG in Potsdam, 29/10/2014