Görlitz: Görlitz is planning the establishment of a film Academy in the town of

For the development of a concept for the founding of a Saxon film Academy, mayor Octavian Ursu (CDU) has now received from the city Council the green light. "W

Görlitz: Görlitz is planning the establishment of a film Academy in the town of

For the development of a concept for the founding of a Saxon film Academy, mayor Octavian Ursu (CDU) has now received from the city Council the green light. "We want to train in Görlitz film craft occupations, so that the Name Görlitz is promoted as a film city and the Region can benefit economically," said Ursu. The idea is also a response to the growing shortage of skilled workers in the film industry. "In Germany there is a lack of assistant Directors, production managers, costume designers, camera assistants or property managers," said Claas Danielsen, managing Director of the mitteldeutsche medienförderung (MDM). In addition to MDM, the Görlitzer project idea a lot of supporters from the film industry, including producers, Stefan Arndt (X filme Creative Pool, "Babylon Berlin"), Peter Hartig (Kineo Film, "systems busters") and Felix von Boehm (Lupa Film GmbH). In the next step, now an Academy concept will be developed, with the "Görliwood" for funding may apply. In Görlitz, among others, films were shot like "In 80 days around the world", "The reader" or "Inglourious Basterds".

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Updated Date: 11 June 2020, 00:26

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