Informa on on the Media Region North Rhine

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Informa0on
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Television
WDR
RTL
VOX
Super RTL
n-tv
Phoenix
QVC
Radio
WDR
Deutschlandfunk
Deutsche Welle
radio NRW
Producers film/televison
ac9on concept
Ansager & Schnipselmann
AZ Media
Brainpool TV
Broadview
Colonia Media
Endemol
elsani film
Eyeworks Germany
filmpool
gff Geißendörfer
Heima8ilm
I&U
ITV Studios Germany
Li:le Shark Entertainment
Lichtblick Film
Made In Germany
MMC Movies
Network Movie
Pandora Filmproduk9on
probono
Redseven Entertainment
Raab TV-Produk9on
Senator Film Köln
Sony Pictures FFP
Tresor TV
UFA Show & Factual
UFA Series
UFA Fic9on
Westside Filmproduk9on
Wüste Film West
Zeitsprung Pictures
Zentropa Interna9onal Köln
zero west Filmproduk9on
Zieglerfilm Köln
Studios
MMC Studios
nobeo
WDR-Studios Köln-Bocklemünd
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A Media Region at a glance
Welcome to North Rhine-Westphalia, the state of media,
communications and the creative industries. With its 18
million inhabitants NRW not only boasts the biggest popula9on among the German federal states; it is also one of the
most economically powerful metropolitan regions in Europe.
The media and communica9ons industry plays a decisive part
in this. With 25,000 companies in the media and communications sector (2012), approximately 425,000 employees
(2012), and a turnover of 126 billion Euros (2010), the state
has developed into Germany’s leading media and crea9ve
loca9on and one of the strongest in Europe. An incomparable cultural landscape ensures that the region is a:rac9ve
and offers a high quality of life as well as produc9ve crosslinks between media, art and culture that guarantee its
crea9vity and innova9ve vitality.
Interna0onally opera0ng media companies
Two global players head the ranks of the most influen9al
media companies in North Rhine-Westphalia. Bertelsmann
AG, the largest media corpora9on in Germany by far and
number eight in the world, has its global headquarters in
Gütersloh in Eastern Westphalia. This media giant operates
in the following four main business fields in more than 50
countries around the world: television (RTL Group), books
(Random House), magazines (Gruner + Jahr) and media
services (arvato). Bertelsmann globally employs more than
100,000 people and posted revenues of 16.1 billion Euros
in 2012. Bonn, some 200 kilometres to the southwest, is
the home of Deutsche Telekom AG. With 133 million
mobile phone customers, and 32 million landline and more
Bertelsmann is based in North Rhine-Westphalia and interna9onally. The media business is
experiencing rapid transforma9on. Digitaliza9on and crea9vity find the perfect innova9ve
environment to par9cipate in these changes in
North Rhine-Westphalia.
Thomas Rabe, Chairman of the Board
Bertelsmann AG
Media Harbour Düsseldorf, Gehry Buildings
than 17 million broadband connections, it is among the
world’s leading market representatives. The company
offers products and services in the fields of landline telephones, mobile communications, Internet and, increasingly, moving images via IPTV and ICT solu9ons for business customers; it is represented in some 50 countries and
employs more than 230,000 staff across the world. In 2012
the revenues of Deutsche Telekom amounted to 58.2 billion
Euros. The Essen-based Funke media group (formerly the
WAZ media group) also plays in the interna9onal media league with more than 10,000 employees in eight countries
and revenues of 1.1 billion Euros in 2011. The tradi9onal
focus of operations at this company in the heart of the
Ruhr region is the newspaper and magazine business.
Publishers with a future
Along with Bertelsmann and the Funke media group, the
DuMont Schauberg media group, the Handelsbla: newspaper from Düsseldorf and the Ippen Gruppe in Hamm are
among the most important na9onal players in Germany.
Today, what used to be classic publishers are broad-based
interna9onal media corpora9ons facing up to the challenges of new digital distribu9on and aware of how to take
advantage of them. The book publishers, too, are well
equipped for the future. More than 500 publishers from
NRW achieve a turnover of 3.7 billion Euros, first and
foremost the German market leader in the field of hardcover literature, Bastei Lübbe, and the respected publisher
Kiepenheuer & Witsch in Cologne.
Watching films on a smartphone, reading
magazines on a tablet PC, or watching IPTV
on your television set – media and telecommunica9ons are growing closer together. NRW
is well-posi9oned to promote this converging
world with its crea9ve minds, innova9ve
companies and technological competence.
René Obermann, President of the Board
Deutsche Telekom AG
Facts and Figures
> Germany’s leading media and communica9ons loca9on
> 25,000 companies, 425,000 employees, 126 billion Euros turnover
> Interna9onally opera9ng media and telecommunica9on companies
> Bertelsmann, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Funke/WAZ
> Strong newspaper and book publishing sector
> Leading TV broadcasters WDR, RTL, VOX, Super RTL, n-tv, Phoenix
> 15 of the top 20 TV producers in Germany
> Highly professional service-providers
> One-third of the programme minutes produced in Germany
> Lively and crea9ve film scene
> Financially strongest film funding ins9tu9on
> Booming games cluster, strong Web scene
> Düsseldorf – adver9sing loca9on with the biggest turnover
> Diverse art and cultural scene
> Highly qualified specialist personnel
> Excellent universi9es and colleges
Dortmunder U, centre for art and crea7vity Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex
German films and interna0onal star cinema
Cinema from NRW – that means award-winning produc9ons popular with audiences, as well as arthouse highlights.
Outstanding movies for the cinema have been produced
here consistently for 20 years: including Til Schweiger’s
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Tom Tykwer’s Run, Lola, Run,
Sönke Wortmann’s The Miracle of Bern, Bully Herbig’s
Manitou’s Shoe, Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye, Lenin!,
Wim Wenders’ Oscar-nominated Pina, and Margarethe
von Tro:a’s Hannah Arendt.
On top of that, many interna9onal produc9ons also benefit from the state’s first-class infrastructure, ideal condi9ons
for produc9on, and a huge variety of unusual locations
for shooting. With crea9ve and financial input from North
Rhine-Westphalia, Michael Haneke (Hidden), Ken Loach
(The Wind that Shakes the Barley) and Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee) won Golden Palm awards in
Cannes, Semih Kaplanoglu (Bal) a Golden Bear, Samuel Maoz
(Lebanon) a Golden Lion, Philip Gröning (Into Great Silence)
the European Film Award, Gérard Corbiau (Farinelli) and
Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) a Golden Globe each and
Kate Winslet even claimed an Oscar for The Reader. In 2012,
Ron Howard, Lars von Trier, Jim Jarmusch, Sam Garbarski
and Xavier Koller were among the directors who were
shoo9ng their new films here.
Events and awards
Where so many professionals from the fields of media,
communica9on and crea9vity meet, they need pla8orms
for communica9on and events for their sectors. One perNRW is one of Germany’s most important media
loca9ons. Cologne is especially important, above
all in the field of the major entertainment shows
and long-running series. We see the func9oning
network of crea9ve minds, producers and service providers as well as the RTL Deutschland
media group's geographical proximity to a large
number of produc9on companies as being a key
factor of our success.
Anke Schäferkordt, Managing Director
RTL Group
manent fixture in the diary for the whole media business
is the Media Forum NRW in Cologne where thought leaders
of film, television, radio, print media, games, telecommunications and media policy meet each year in June. The
fair gamescom is one of the most important interna9onal
fairs for interactive entertainment. It takes place at the
trade fair grounds, Koelnmesse, as does ANGA COM,
Europe’s leading fair for cable, broadband and satellite
offers, as well as Radio Day, photokina and dmexco. As
far as film fes9vals are concerned, North Rhine-Westphalia
provides a wide variety of events: almost 30 of them, ranging
from regional to international importance, address the
interests of film enthusiasts and professionals from Bonn
to Bielefeld throughout the year. Europe’s biggest fes9val
for book lovers, lit.Cologne, has been making reading into
a popular event for 13 years now. More than 200 individual
events have a:racted more than 90,000 visitors so far in
2013. And not least, NRW, as the centre of television in Germany, is the venue for the most pres9gious German television awards. Every year since 1999, the broadcasters
ARD, ZDF, RTL and SAT.1 have been presen9ng the Deutscher Fernsehpreis (German TV Award) in the Coloneum
in Cologne. The presenta9on of the Deutscher Comedypreis (German Comedy Prize) is made during the Interna9onal Cologne Comedy Fes9val, which underlines Cologne’s
status as Germany’s comedy capital every year. Since 1964
works of outstanding ar9s9c and journalis9c quality for television have received the annual Grimme Prize in Marl. And
the highly tradi9onal Deutscher Kamerapreis (German Camera Award) is at home in NRW, along with the s9ll young
Deutscher Webvideopreis (German Web Video Prize). <
The diversity of the a:rac9ve media region of
NRW is unique in Europe. With its crea9vity
and passion for cinema, WDR is an excellent
partner for exci9ng and modern projects. This
is where risks are taken and experiments carried out. We support the next genera9on of
film-makers and media crea9ves and offer
them a fer9le home at WDR.
Tom Buhrow, Director of
WDR
Postproduc9ons
ACT Videoproduk9on
ARRI Film & TV Services
cine plus Köln
CinePostproduc9on Geyer Köln
Industriesauger-TV
PICTORION das werk
RuhrSoundStudios
digital postproduc9on
ScanlineVFX
SoundVision
Torus
Distribu9on
The Match Factory
media luna new films
Games
astragon So'ware
Blue Byte
Electronic Arts
Piranha Bytes/Pluto 13
RTL interac9ve
Turtle Entertainment
Ubiso'
Mobile communica9ons
Coupies
E-Plus
Ericsson
Glanzkinder
KIT digital
netSTART Venture
Nokia
Seven Principles
RIM
RTL interac9ve
Sevenval
T-Mobile
Vodafone
WDR mediagroup
Internet
AdAudience
arvato
Bassier, Bergmann & Kindler
buch.de/bol.de
Clipfish.de
denkwerk
favsol
kalaydo.de
Pixelpark
RTL interac9ve
sevenload.de
T-Systems Mul9media Solu9ons
WDR mediagroup digital
Media Region NRW > 3
Television
Frank Plasberg
Ma8hias Opdenhövel
Ranga Yogeshwar
Dieter Bohlen
Hape Kerkeling
Mar7na Hill
Christoph Maria Herbst
Cindy aus Marzahn
Peter Kloeppel
Anke Engelke
Bülent Ceylan
Shaun the sheep
Be9na Bö9nger
Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen
Jörg Pilawa
Bjarne Mädel
Cordula Stratmann
Broadcasters
WDR
RTL
RTL Nitro
VOX
Super RTL
n-tv
Phoenix
TV providers/
special interest channels
BonGusto
Collec9on
Dctp.tv
Dügün TV
Kanal Avrupa
RTL Crime
RTL Passion
RTL Living
Türk Show
TV Persia1
Einsfes9val
Sonfilm
Teleshopping
QVC
Pali
Türk Shop
MediaSpar TV
Regional windows
RTL West
SAT.1 17.30 Live aus Dortmund
Regional/
local broadcasters
NRW.TV
Center.tv
CityVision
Studio 47
wm.tv
Producers
20:15
Ac9on Concept
Ansager & Schnipselmann
augenschein
AZ Media
Badini
Germany’s number one television loca0on
North Rhine-Westphalia has been Germany’s undisputed
number one television loca9on for around 20 years: this
is where the major channels are located, this is home for
the most important producers supplying all the TV sta9ons
na9onwide: a third of all the TV programming produced in
Germany comes from NRW.
WDR
Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Europe’s biggest public
broadcaster and the largest sta9on in the ARD network,
has its headquarters in the heart of Cologne’s city centre.
WDR not only produces around 22 per cent of the programming on ARD’s joint television network Das Erste, but
also provides content for the children’s channel KI.KA, the
cultural channel Arte, the documentary channel Phoenix
as well as the cultural channel 3sat and ARD’s digital services. WDR's most successful formats include the Sportschau, the ARD Morgenmagazin, Monitor, Menschen bei
Maischberger, hart aber fair and Di8sche. Moreover, with
its produc9on complex in the Cologne suburb of Bocklemünd, the broadcaster is an important address for German
TV entertainment – this is where shows like Frag doch
mal die Maus and Hirschhausens Quiz des Menschen are
made as well as chat show formats such as Kölner Treff,
Domian and Zimmer frei.
RTL, VOX, Super RTL, n-tv, RTL Nitro
Today, Germany’s most successful commercial television
is produced in the Rheinhallen in Cologne. Over 20 million
viewers tune in each day to RTL’s schedules. RTL has been
The media industry lives from the crea9vity of
its makers. In NRW, they find an outstanding
infrastructure and lively networks. And they
have the best possible partners in WDR as well
as many other media companies to be able to
realize their ideas with success and to a high
standard.
Eva-Maria Michel, Dep. Director-General
WDR
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the clear market leader with the younger audience for 20
years in a row. The channel is always se;ng new standards
in light entertainment with such shows as Deutschland
sucht den Superstar, Ich bin ein Star, holt mich hier raus!,
Das Supertalent or Let’s Dance which are as much an event
live in the studio as they are on the television screen. The
RTL sister channel VOX also provides important impetus for
the development of entertainment with such formats as
X Factor, Die Promi-Kocharena, Das perfekte Dinner, Shopping Queen and Der Hundeprofi – Mar7n Rü8er. Super RTL,
n-tv and the latest offshoot RTL Nitro are further channels
from the RTL family based in Cologne. These channels
taken together make the company into Europe’s largest
private broadcaster.
Phoenix and QVC
Following the major broadcasters, numerous other sta9ons
with their own specialisa9ons have located and established
themselves in NRW. In Bonn, Phoenix has now been opera9ng for 16 years from what was once ZDF’s capital city
studio. Phoenix is run in coopera9on with ZDF and ARD,
represented by WDR. Düsseldorf, for its part, is home to
QVC Deutschland, the clear front-runner in the German
teleshopping market.
11 regional studios, NRW.TV, Center.tv
WDR has a regional presence all over the state with 11
studios. The providers of commercial regional television include NRW.TV. From its base at the harbour in Düsseldorf,
the channel provides a framework schedule for all of NRW.
Cologne is the perfect loca9on for the things I
do. There is a lot of overlap between friends
and colleagues here, and I like to work with
people who are also my friends. I like to see
how things are organized elsewhere. But I am
always extremely happy to return to Cologne,
where I see that things work as I like.
Anke Engelke, Comedian
Stefan Raab
Sandra Maischberger
Günther Jauch
Sonja Zietlow
Oliver Welke
Steven Gätjen
Harald Schmidt
Daniel Hartwich
Chris7an Rach
The local broadcasters Center.tv, CityVision and Studio 47
supply individual ci9es and regions with their own range
of programmes.
Entertainment
NRW is certainly the front-runner when it comes to producing entertainment – with impressive market shares of
75% for comedy, 54% for docu-soaps, 45% for game shows
and 40% for shows. Almost all of the entertainment highlights of German television are produced in the TV capital
of Cologne. Broadcasters, producers and interna9onal
networks can take advantage of the professional competence that has been established here in the past decades.
Prac9cally all of the major na9onal and interna9onal entertainment producers have their headquarters or a branch
office here.
UFA Show and Factual
UFA Show and Factual (formerly Grundy Light Entertainment) is the No. 1 supplier of programming for German
prime9me television and behind such show formats as
Das Supertalent, Deutschland sucht den Superstar and
Bauer sucht Frau; unlike any other company in Germany,
it has played a unique role in shaping the genre of cas9ng
shows. As a part of the worldwide leader Fremantle Media,
UFA Show and Factual has access to an extensive interna9onal network.
Endemol Deutschland
The same also applies to Endemol Deutschland which, as
part of the Dutch Endemol Group, produces such formats
as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Re8e die Million!, Die
RTL has been at home in NRW for 25 years. The lion's
share of our programming is produced in Cologne:
from news and magazine programmes, which we
broadcast live from our broadcas9ng centre each day,
through big shows like ‚Deutschland sucht den Superstar‘ and ‚Let's Dance‘ to fic9on produc9ons like ‚Alarm
für Cobra 11‘ and daily series ‚Alles was zählt‘ and
‚Unter uns‘. Cologne's offers ideal condi9ons with a
professional infrastructure and a lively crea9ve scene.
Frank Hoffmann, Managing Director
Programming RTL Television
Facts und Figures
> Germany’s number one TV loca9on for around 20 years
> One of the biggest TV loca9ons in Europe
> WDR, RTL, VOX, Super RTL, n-tv, Phoenix
> QVC: market leader for German teleshopping
> Cologne: Germany’s undisputed TV capital
> One-third of domes9c television programming
produced here
> As many hours of TV programming as Bavaria,
Hamburg and Berlin put together
> 15 of Germany’s top 20 TV producers based in Cologne
> Wide spectrum: entertainment, shows,
series, comedy, sitcoms
> First-class studio structure
> MMC: one of the biggest state-of-the-art
studio complexes in Europe
> German Television Award, Grimme Award,
German Comedy Award, German Camera Award
Quizshow, Vermisst as well as the reality show Big Brother
together with the new spin-off Promi Big Brother. With its
headquarters in Cologne, the company has also set new
trends in comedy on all of the channels in recent years
with such popular formats as the Kaya Yanar-Show and
new developments like Stars bei der Arbeit, Die Wiwaldi
Show and Circus Halligalli with Joko Winterscheidt and
Klaas Heufer-Umlauf. >
As a television hub, NRW - and especially
Cologne in this respect - is and remains top of
the pile. A top-class and powerful TV industry
has developed within the orbit of the RTL
Deutschland Media Group and WDR, and
this also offers an ideal environment for the
growth of small channels like RTL NITRO.
Oliver Schablitzki, Head of
RTL NITRO
Television s9ll con9nues to fascinate people.
A lot is produced here in Cologne of the kind
of programming that excite and entertain the
viewers. We are grateful for the fact that we
are able to work and live in such a crea9ve and
innova9ve environment.
Claude Schmit, Managing Director
Super RTL
At VOX, we live as a channel from the crea9vity
of our highly qualified personnel – this applies
as much within the RTL Germany Media Group
as it does in the collabora9on with produc9on
companies. This is par9cularly relevant at a
9me when we are wan9ng to transform the
digital challenges into chances. And precisely
those people able to do this are based here in
Cologne.
Bernd Reichart, Managing Director VOX
Producers
Berengar Pfahl
Bildersturm
Bildundtonfabrik
Boekamp & Kriegsheim
Bonito TV
Boundless Produc9ons
Brainpool TV
Broadview Pictures
Busse & Halberschmidt
Calypso Entertainment
Colonia Media
colourfield
Crispy-Films
DFA
Dor Film
E+U-TV
edie film
EM+Cox
encanto
Endemol Germany
Engs8eld Film
Er'tal
Ester.Reglin.Film
Eyeworks Germany
FFP New Media
Film Bou9que
Filmgeschwister
Film-Manufaktur
filmpool
Florianfilm
Fruitmarket
gff Geißendörfer
gilles:mann
Gruppe 5
HMR Produk9on
Horizont TV
Hupe
Hurricane
i&u TV
ini9alfilm TV Media
ITV Studios Germany
Krieg & Nolte
Kromschröder & Pfannenschmidt
Lichtblick Film
Licht Filmproduk9on
Lighthouse Home Entertainment
loekenfranke
Lore:a Walz
Television > 5
Television
Stefan Raab
Producers
Made in Germany Filmproduk9on
mali BiggerThanLife Produc9ons
megaherz
Michael Meert
Michelberger
Müller & Seelig
Network Movie
Norddeich TV
Polarlicht
Power-Toons
Prime Produc9ons
probono
Propeller Film
PuppetEmpire
Raab TV
Redseven Entertainment
RheinFilm
rockinvasion
Rowboat
sagamedia
Shine Germany
Shuto Entertainment
Sonfilm
Sony Pictures FFP
spin tv
SUR Films
Sutor Kolonko
Tacker Film
Tag/Traum
television & more
Tentakel.TV
Tof Intermedia
Tresor TV
Troika Entertainment
Turtle Entertainment
tvision
UFA Fic9on
UFA Serial Drama
UFA Show and Factual
Uhland Film
WestCom Medien
Wiedemann & Berg Film
Winkelmann
Zeitsprung Pictures
Zieglerfilm Köln
Zinnober Film
ITV Studios Germany and Eyeworks Germany
The Bri9sh company ITV has also chosen Cologne as the
headquarters for its German opera9ons. Located right in the
city centre, the ITV Studios Germany (formerly Granada)
work on such audience hits as Ich bin ein Star, holt mich
hier raus!, Let’s Dance, Der Bachelor and the long-running
early evening hit Das perfekte Dinner. Eyeworks Germany
is yet one more Dutch produc9on group based in NRW,
which is producing a wide range of entertainment out of
Cologne – from Rach – Der Restaurant Tester through Die
10 to Schwiegertochter gesucht. The ProSieben comedy
series switch reloaded and Mi8ernachtspitzen, WDR’s classic
poli9cal sa9re show, are also part of the Eyeworks por8olio.
Sony Pictures and Shine Germany
The German outpost of Sony Pictures in Cologne is also at
home in the world of comedy. Sketch formats like Sechserpack, 4 Singles and Böse Mädchen are part of the company’s
repertoire. In the area of shows, Sony Pictures is responsible for WDR’s ever popular NRW Duell and Teddy’s Show
with the YouTube star Tedros Teclebrhan at ZDFneo. The
Shine Group has also had a presence in Cologne since 2009
with Shine Germany, producing shows in the MMC studios
in Cologne-Ossendorf like Die perfekte Minute and Got To
Dance, which had outstanding ra9ngs in 2013.
Brainpool
NRW is also the breeding ground for important local producers. For instance, Brainpool with its headquarters in
Cologne-Mülheim has developed since being founded in
1994 from a classic producer into an all-embracing entertainment network which is not only responsible for major
It is especially pleasing that the interna9onal
importance of North Rhine-Westphalia as a
TV produc9on loca9on is increasing. Not only
the leading shows, but also the most successful
varia9ons of German formats are coming
from Cologne.
Ute Biernat, CEO
UFA Show and Factual
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Anke Engelke
Bas7an Pastewka
shows like Schlag den Raab (sold to 13 territories worldwide), the TV total events (including the TV total high diving,
sold to twelve territories worldwide) and staging the Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf in 2011 for 120 million viewers. Brainpool also develops prize-winning comedy like
no other with such formats as Stromberg, Ladykracher,
Pastewka, Cindy aus Marzahn und Die jungen Wilden and
die Bülent Ceylan Show. With its subsidiaries, the company
also handles talent management, rights exploita9on and
live entertainment, including the Interna9onal Cologne
Comedy Fes9val and the German Comedy Prize. Moreover,
it has been opera9ng its own entertainment portal myspass.de on the Internet since 2008.
Prime Produc0ons, First Entertainment,
Bildundtonfabrik
Cologne-based Prime Produc9ons has been bringing a new
brand of humour to ZDF since 2009 with the heute-show.
Oliver Welke’s sa9rical news progamme is recorded at the
Brainpool Studio 3 in Cologne-Mühlheim and has received
all of the important German television awards. Produc9on
credits of First Entertainment, a subsidiary of Bavaria Film,
through its Cologne branch include Die beste Klasse Deutschlands for Kinderkanal and Die große Show der Naturwunder
for ARD’s Das Erste. Schwartzkopff TV, which also has an
office in Cologne, is behind the RTL show Jungen gegen
Mädchen which is recorded at the Coloneum. Bildundtonfabrik has been se;ng new trends since 2012 with young
TV formats like Kebekus, Absolute Mehrheit and Roche
und Böhmermann. Frame By Frame from Cologne is the
producer of Raus aus den Schulden.
NRW, and Cologne in par9cular, are something
like the headquarters of the German TV entertainment sector: broadcasters, producers,
service-providers and studio operators are all
based here. There is no be:er infrastructure
for ac9on-filled prime-9me shows and big
media events in Europe.
Jörg Grabosch, Managing partner
BRAINPOOL TV
Christoph Maria Herbst
Germany’s TV-Stars
NRW is the professional home of major TV stars. They don’t
just appear here in front of the camera, but are also key
movers and shakers in the TV industry as producers. For
instance, Brainpool runs joint produc9on companies with
ar9sts like Stefan Raab, Anke Engelke, Axel Stein and Elton.
Harald Schmidt has been producing his late night show
himself in Cologne-Mühlheim since 1997. Günther Jauch
also gives important impetus to the industry with his own
company i&u TV, producing, for example, Die ul7ma7ve
Chartshow, Klein gegen Groß and the extremely successful 5 gegen Jauch. Frank Plasberg’s company Ansager und
Schnipselmann is based in Düsseldorf and handles such
ARD shows as Frag doch mal die Maus, Hirschhausens Quiz
des Menschen and Das Quiz der Deutschen. And Friedrich
Küpperbusch’s Cologne-based probono.tv covers really
diverse formats, including Das Duell for n-tv and könnes
kämp’ and the sa9re magazine programme Tagesschaum
for WDR. Mario Barth’s company Hauptstadt Helden TV
in Düsseldorf produces Willkommen bei Mario Barth.
Ambi0ous documentary film-makers
Broadview TV has now established itself as one of the leading producers of documentaries about history and arts.
Documentaries made in Cologne include Aldi gegen Lidl,
Deutsche Dynas7en, München ’72, Krupp: Mythos und
Wahrheit and Axel Springer. Broadview made the successful leap into the interna9onal film business with Klitschko.
Similar subjects are also in the spotlight of the Gruppe 5
Filmproduc9on. It has produced, among other 9tles, Konrad Adenauer, Die Deutschen, Abenteuer Wissen and Terra
X. ColourFIELD from Dortmund produces high-quality doNRW – an embarrassment of riches: everything
is right on your doorstep, including an audience
of 18 million which has no objec9on to seeing
its own region on film. I ask myself why anyone
would want to shoot anywhere else … ? We
certainly like shoo9ng here, and nothing is
going to change that. Thanks to the Films9ftung for its enduring support which makes the
loca9on ul9mately unique.
Leopold Hoesch, CEO Broadview TV
Henning Baum
cumentary series like Tropenfieber, Expedi7onen ins Gehirn
or Das Imperium der Viren and has made a name for itself,
in par9cular, with the large-scale ZDF project Deutschland
von oben, which also found its way onto
Germany’s cinema screens. >
The close proximity to the important broadcasters
and the outstanding produc9on condi9ons for
quality television make NRW a:rac9ve for Endemol. So a:rac9ve that we are not only producing
interna9onal TV hits like Who Wants to Be a
Millionaire? or Re8e die Million! in Cologne for
Germany, but are also doing the same for other
European TV markets as well.
Marcus Wolter, Managing Director
Endemol
Cologne is without any doubt the capital of TV
entertainment: this begins with the development of new ideas and ends with one being
able to work in NRW with the most gi'ed talents on both sides of the camera to complete
a crea9ve distance event like 'Das perfekte Dinner' (weekdays since 2006) with consistently
high quality AND lots of fun.
Anne8e Frier
Studios/service-providers
ACT Videoproduk9on
ARRI Film & TV Services
Brainpool Studios
cine plus Köln
CinePostproduc9on Geyer Köln
Cubic Studios
Cu;ng Crew
Daywalker Studio
DFA
Die Colorie
Digital postproduc9on
Edit Sta9on
Einschni: Video- und
Postproduk9on
Gradient Effects
HeadQuarter
Industriesauger TV
Infostudios
Logosynchron
MMC Studios
nobeo
Pictorion Das Werk
Pixellusion
runge TV
Scanline VFX
Scope VFX
Schni:werk
SoundVision
Splendid Synchron
Studio 449
Torus
WDR Bocklemünd
WeFadeToGrey
Jan Kromschröder, Managing Director
ITV Studios Germany
NRW is an extraordinary loca9on with outstanding infrastructure and transport connec9ons.
Not least of all it is the combination of the
Rhinelanders’ cheerful nature and Westphalian
seriousness which cons9tute the charm of the
region and its people.
René Jamm, CEO
Eyeworks
Television > 7
Television
Alarm for cobra 11, RTL
Crime scene, WDR
Anima9on Studios
3DHandwerk
AKIKA Kommunika9on
animagix film
Anima9onsfabrik
Blanx Effects Interac9ve
Blickfischer
Chamaeleon Digital Vision
Daywalker Studios
DigitalArtCore
Elevision Anima9on Studio
Grafik-Film
JEP-Anima9on
Jörg Reddemann Trickfilmproduk9on
Parasol Island
Power-Toons
Radl Anima9on
REBUSmedia
Stefan Eling Moving Pictures
Toonsisters
TrickStudio Lu:erbeck
Cas9ng Agencies
Anja Dihrberg Cas9ng
Die Besetzer
Cologne Cas9ng Pool
Filmcast
Finalcast
Horst D. Scheel
Kris9n Diehle Cas9ng
Marc Schö:eldreier Cas9ng
Outcast
supremeCast
Susanne Ri:er Cas9ng
Tigercast
Associa9ons
film- und fernsehproduzentenverband NRW e.V.
Verband der Fernseh-, Film-,
Mul9media- und Videowirtscha'
VFFVmedia e.V.
FICTION
Cologne is also one of the most important loca9ons for the
produc9on and filming of fic9on formats. An impressive
number of TV events, TV plays, series, sitcoms and daily
soaps are made here.
Specialists for TV drama:
Network Movie and Colonia Media
Network Movie in Cologne’s Mediapark is a 100% subsidiary
of ZDF Enterprises, but also produces for RTL and ARD. Its
many successful TV produc9ons include excep9onal films
by Ma; Geschonneck, Hans Steinbichler and Lars Becker.
Colonia Media is responsible for such ra9ngs winners as the
Schimanski series and the most popular German Scene of the
Crime episodes from the NRW ci9es of Cologne, Münster and
Dortmund. In addi9on, the Cologne-based company produces high-quality TV movies with star casts, such as Kehrtwende with Dietmar Bär, Schnitzel für vier with Armin Rohde,
Jahr des Drachen with Klaus J. Behrendt, Hermine Huntgeburth’s Teufelsbraten and Dominik Graf’s Das Gelübde.
Geißendörfer, Tag/Traum,
Zieglerfilm, Zeitsprung and filmpool
For almost 30 years, Lindenstraße has dominated Sunday
viewing on German television as well as the profile of Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduk9on. Apart from this
hit series, the company has made numerous award-winning films like Schneeland and Selbstgespräche. In 2013, Feo
Aladag’s Später im Sommer went into produc9on, and the
adapta9on of the fantasy bestseller Rubinrot opened successfully in the cinemas. Tag/Traum in the Cologne city
centre has been producing documentaries and feature
films for cinema and television for 30 years. Its TV highNRW is situated at the centre of Europe. The
Rhine flows through NRW. It is a symbol for
pantha rei (everything flows) and nothing
stands s9ll. New things are developed, acknowledged and used. Everything is in a flux.
Hans W. Geißendörfer, Geißendörfer
Film- und Fernsehproduk7on KG
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lights include Sommer in Rom, Keine Angst and Sommer
1939. Zieglerfilm Cologne has also been behind numerous
TV successes, incl. Ein Fall für die Anrheiner and Der Mann
mit dem Fago8, the film version of Udo Jürgens’ life story.
Zeitsprung Pictures, based in the west of Cologne, is represented on German TV by both movies and series, such as
Beate Uhse, Contergan, Böseckendorf and Frau Böhm sagt
Nein. And the All3Media Deutschland subsidiary filmpool
in Hürth is commissioned by RTL II to produce Berlin – Tag
und Nacht and Köln 50667, scripted docu-soaps which are
very popular par9cularly with younger viewers, but also
makes successful fic9on TV like the Crime Scene episodes
from Münster and Polizeiruf 110.
Series, sitcoms, daily soaps
ac9on concept is one of the most successful producers of
series in Germany. Its headquarters in Hürth turn out TV
movies and series, headed by the long-running RTL series
Alarm for Cobra 11 which has already been sold to around
140 territories. RTL has aired more than 250 episodes since
1996. 2013 saw ac9on concept’s very successful return to
the interna9onal film business with Rush (dir: Ron Howard).
The ITV Studios Germany in Cologne are behind the popular Sat.1 police series The last cop (over 50 episodes since
2008) with Henning Baum and this year’s new RTL series
Sekretärinnen – Überleben von 9 bis 5. The 50 episode
barrier has also been passed by the Sat.1 series Danni Lowinski with Anne:e Frier, a na9ve of Cologne, which has
been made since 2008 at such loca9ons as the Higher Regional Court and the Neumarkt Gallery in Cologne. As a
part of the RTL Group, the produc9on company UFA Serial
Drama (formerly Grundy Ufa TV) is a guaranteed crowdpuller for daily soaps and series. More than 4,600 epiosdes
It’s fun producing in NRW – that’s not only
because the loca9ons are usually ideal and
there is an exis9ng infrastructure, but also
as the support from the authori9es and
organisa9ons is exemplary.
Hermann Joha, Managing Director
ac7on concept Film- & Stuntproduk7on
Heroes, RTL
Genera7on War, ZDF
of Unter uns have been made in the MMC Studios since
1994. The daily soaps Verbotene Liebe (more than 4,300
episodes since 1994) and Alles was zählt (more than 1,700
episodes since 2006) are also produced in Cologne by UFA
Serial Drama. Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produk9on
is regarded as Germany’s most successful producer of sitcoms: formats like Nikola and Die Camper were enduring
successes. In the mean9me, the Sony por8olio has been
extended to include TV movies and shows.
TV events
For several years now, major German TV producers, with
the Bertelsmann subsidiary UFA Fic9on (formerly teamWorx)
to the fore, have been coming to NRW to produce highquality TV events. The TV highlights of recent years, which
were supported by the Film und Mediens9'ung NRW, include
Genera7on war, The Adlon, Dresden and Die Gustloff for
ZDF, Pinocchio (two-parter special for Christmas 2013,
FFP New Media), Nacht über Berlin – Der Reichstagsbrand,
Stauffenberg and Speer und er for ARD and Heroes, Auf der
Jagd nach dem Bernsteinzimmer and Die Sturmflut for RTL.
Studios, equipment and service-providers
NRW has not only seen the development of a TV infrastructure unique throughout Europe over the past few decades,
but also acquired the leading edge in experience. Technical
service-providers like MMC, which provides one of Europe’s
largest state-of-the-art studio complexes with a floor
space totalling 157,000 sqm at the Coloneum in CologneOssendorf, and nobeo in Cologne and Hürth are considered
as top addresses when it comes to modern TV studios.
With these two, the Cape Cross Studios (Brainpool) in
Cologne-Mühlheim, WDR’s produc9on studios in CologneExcellent public support, a good infrastructure,
big TV sta9ons, lots of crea9ve people, Europe’s
biggest studio at MMC and experienced providers of services for cinema, films and television:
for Zeitsprung NRW is the ideal produc9on
loca9on and a major centre of the television
medium.
Michael Souvignier, Managing Director
Zeitsprung Pictures
George, ARD
Pinocchio, WDR/ARD
Bocklemünd and the studios of DFA and Cubic in Düsseldorf,
the region has a wide range of produc9on facili9es and
technical know-how for fic9on and non-fic9on formats. And
thanks to the large Bundesliga stadiums, such as in Dortmund,
Gelsenkirchen and Cologne, as well as halls like the Lanxess
Arena in Cologne and the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, NRW
has made a name for itself as the venue for large-scale TV
events from the Eurovision Song Contest (ARD) through the
final of Germany’s Next Topmodel (ProSieben) to Deutschland gegen Holland – Die Revanche (SAT.1). <
Cologne is by far the most important German
produc9on hub for TV shows. Cologne is called
the entertainment capital – and deservedly so.
Friedhelm Bixschlag, Managing Director
MMC Studios
The studios and, above all, the excellent
standard of personnel have kept NRW at
the forefront of German TV entertainment
for several years.
Volker Weicker, Professor
for Live Direc7on at the Academy
for Media Arts Cologne (KHM),
director for live entertainment, shows & sports
A Day for a Miracle, ORF/ZDF
The Adlon, ZDF
TV events/Awards
Cologne Conference
German Comedy Award
German Television Award
German Camera Award
German Webvideo Award
Grimme Award
NRW Events
1LIVE Krone
Advance
c/o pop
C’n’B Conven9on
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
Duisburger Filmwoche
Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Fes9val Großes Fernsehen
GDC Europe
German Developer Award
Grimme Online Award
Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden
Int. Köln Comedy Fes9val
Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Int. Frauenfilmfes9val
Dortmund|Köln
Interac9ve Cologne
Karlsmedaille für Europ. Medien
Kinofest Lünen
lit.Cologne
Living Games Fes9val
Medienforum NRW
Radio Day
red dot award
Rheinkultur
Ruhrtriennale
Summer Jam
Funding
Film- und Mediens9'ung NRW
Contacts
www.films9'ung.de
www.loca9onnrw.de
www.medien.nrw.de
With WDR and the RTL Media Group, NRW
not only has two of the most important commissioners of programmes; the Film- und
Mediens9'ung is a strong and innova9ve
partner for producers. We have outstanding
filmmakers in NRW and a very good infrastructure from studios through service-providers to postproduc9on possibili9es.
Michael Smeaton, CEO
FFP New Media
Television > 9
Funding and Financing
Funding Ins9tu9ons
Film- und Mediens9'ung NRW
MEDIA Antenne NRW
Mediencluster NRW
NRW.Bank
NRW.Invest
Funding in NRW: innova0ve and sustainable
Contacts
www.films9'ung.de/en
www.medien.nrw.de
www.crea9ve.nrw.de
www.ikt.nrw.de
www.nrwbank.de
www.nrwinvest.com
NRW state
Awards, Grants and Scholarships
AV-Gründerzentrum NRW
Förderpreis für junge Künstlerinnen
und Künstler des Landes NRW
Förderpreise der Vodafone
S9'ung für Forschung
Games Factory Ruhr
Gründerpreis NRW
netSTART
NRW is one of Europe’s leading media regions. In order to
build on this posi9on in economic, technological and crea9ve terms, the state supports the industry with enduringly
effec9ve, mul9faceted support programmes and ins9tu9ons.
This means NRW is not only the federal state with the
strongest state film funding programme; its commitment
to companies and projects in the field of new media, startups and young entrepreneurs also provides outstanding
opportuni9es for development.
Over and above its decisive par9cipa9on in the most important funding ins9tu9ons, the state of NRW also supports
the film and media industry with competitions for the
development of innovative and above all convergenceoriented business models in the digital media of the future.
The interests of the media are represented politically by
the Ministry for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media,
which is situated in the state chancellery.
The Department of Culture at the Ministry for Children,
Youth, Culture and Sport supports media-cultural projects
in a number of ways, with fes9vals profi9ng as well as the
state’s cinemas and media workshops. Promotion of the
creative industries with multiple interfaces to the media
is based in the Ministry of Finance.
North Rhine-Westphalia is the place for ideas, for
crea9ve minds. They develop visions and stories,
and so they all make NRW into the most successful film and TV loca9on in Germany. Whether films
for cinema or TV, documentaries, soaps or the best
in entertainment – there is no other loca9on producing as much as the Rhine and Ruhr region. This
is a success story we owe to crea9ve minds from
film and TV. But the state has contributed a lot as
well. And it will stay that way. That’s a promise.
Marc Jan Eumann, State Secretary for
Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media
10
Film- und Mediens0ung NRW
The Film- und Mediens9'ung NRW is the financially strongest state funding ins9tu9on in Germany with an annual
budget of 34 million Euros. Since its foundation in 1991
it has supported around 1,600 film and television produc9ons with funds amoun9ng to almost 530 million Euros.
Besides the state of NRW, broadcasters WDR, ZDF, and
RTL, and the state media authority (Landesanstalt für
Medien NRW, LfM), are shareholders in the Film- und
Medienstiftung NRW GmbH.
Since 1992 the Film- und Mediens9'ung NRW has accommodated one of three German MEDIA antennae, which –
along with comprehensive advice for the preparation of
MEDIA funding applications in Brussels – also offers networking support for European coopera9ons. Among others
the Films9'ung is also a partner of ifs interna9onale filmschule köln in Cologne, and the AV-Gründerzentrum. The
Film- und Mediens9'ung has also been responsible since
2011 for the loca9on marke9ng and development of NRW
as a media region.
The development of both film and media culture and the film and media industry in NRW is
our mission, the funding of film, television and
innova9ve media content is our core competence. With the media region’s sustainability in
mind, we help create a network of companies
and players and promote NRW as the leading
hub for film and media, communica9on and
convergence in the middle of Europe.
Petra Müller, CEO
Film- und Mediens7'ung NRW
Facts and Figures
> Film- und Mediens9'ung NRW: Germany’s strongest regional funding
ins9tu9on with 34 million Euros
> Pilot funding programme for development of digital content
> Pilot funding programme for innova9ve TV formats
> Innova9on programme Digital Media NRW
> Promo9onal awards and scholarships for company founders
and young entrepreneurs
> NRW.Invest supports companies moving to the state
> NRW.Bank – financial partner of the crea9ve industries
> Commi:ed state media and loca9on policy
Mediencluster NRW
Mediencluster NRW GmbH has been a subsidiary undertaking of the Film- und Mediens9'ung NRW since 2011.
The prime focus here is on new media fields. Mediencluster NRW is the first place to contact when it is a ma:er
of networking, consultation and financing issues, or the
realisa9on of new business opportuni9es in North RhineWestphalia.
AV-Gründerzentrum
Launched in May 2006, the centre for audiovisual media is
aimed at start-ups and young companies from the media
industry. Budding film-makers are supported by accompanying consulta9on and the awarding of grants. Thanks to the
close coopera9on with NRW's media and communica9ons
industry and targeted know-how transfer, the AV-Gründerzentrum prepares young professionals for the future.
Pilot funding programmes for digital content
and innova0ve entertainment formats
It was also in 2011 that the Filmstiftung launched a pilot
funding programme for the development of innovative
audiovisual projects in the fields of games, Internet and
mobile communica9ons. Endowed with 1.5 million Euros
for another period of three years (2014-2017), the programme is directed primarily at start-ups and young developers, as well as supporting content-affine concept
and project developments. The Film- und Mediens9'ung
North Rhine-Westphalia is the leading media
loca9on in Germany. Companies will find outstanding loca9on factors here: superb public
transport links and infrastructure, a highlydefined research scene, a qualified workforce,
and a unique quality of life.
has been supporting the development of non-fiction,
innova9ve TV formats since 2012. The funding programme
is primarily targeted at young TV format developers and
producers from NRW. The money is intended to help
them develop their own format ideas and present them
in the market.
Innova0on programme Digital Media
In 2012, the innovation programme Digital Media was
launched. It was ini9ated by the federal state of NRW and
financed by the EU, suppor9ng small and medium-sized
companies, educa9onal and research ins9tu9ons based in
NRW for the realisa9on of their projects and business ideas.
NRW.Bank
The NRW.Bank also offers possibili9es of public funding
and private capital loans to those founding companies
and to middle-sized businesses in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Thus, for example, it co-invests – with its crea9ve industries fund – to support the private capital basis of companies in the crea9ve industries in NRW. In addi9on,
the NRW.Bank helps to secure the provision of loans to
middle-sized film and TV producers, and supports promising start-ups with micro and start-up loans.
NRW.INVEST
As the state’s own economic funding association,
NRW.INVEST offers poten9al investors from home and
abroad a one-stop service: providing loca9on informa9on
and help in the search for premises, and mediation or
assistance with negotiations and permit procedures.
Here, NRW.INVEST works together closely with the state
government and regional and municipal business funding
ins9tu9ons. Investors who have already se:led in North
Rhine-Westphalia can rely on support from NRW.INVEST
par9cularly when expanding, se;ng up new business
or reloca9ng. <
Petra Wassner, CEO
NRW.Invest
Funding > 11
Contacts
State Chancellery NRW
Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media in the Federal State of NRW
Dr. Angelica Schwall-Düren
Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and
the Media State/Representa9ve at federal level
Stad:or 1 | 40219 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49-211-837-161 0
Personal advisor: Dr. Deniz Alkan
Press officer: Nina Heil
Dr. Marc Jan Eumann
State Secretary for the Minister for Federal Affairs,
Europe and the Media
Telephone +49-211-837-151 3
Telephone +49-030-275 75-170 (Berlin)
Rainer Weiland
Departmental Head
Department IV C Media & Telecommunica9ons
Am Fürstenwall 21 | 40219 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49-211-837 148 4
[email protected]
www.mbem.nrw.de/medien/
The promo9on of North Rhine-Westphalia as a media loca9on is a departmental task of the Minister
for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media, Dr. Angelica Schwall-Düren. Among other things, media
policy covers the development of media law, media industry funding and loca9on development, the
alloca9on of frequencies for radio broadcas9ng and accompanying the digitalisa9on of broadcas9ng,
as in DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcas9ng – Terrestrial), for example.
Film funding, especially with respect to educa9on and training in the media industry, is a further
focus of media policy, as is the promo9ng of media competence among the state’s ci9zens. As
a central event for the media industry, the annual Medienforum NRW in Cologne is supported
by the state. Minister Dr. Angelica Schwall-Düren and her State Secretary Dr. Marc Jan Eumann
are supported in mee9ng their departmental responsibili9es by the media department in the
State Chancellery.
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Garrelt Duin
Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry
Horionplatz 1 | 40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone + 49-211-837 02
Press officer: Ma:hias Kietzmann
Claudia Nussbauer
Head of Sec9on Crea9ve Industries
Haroldstraße 4 | 40213 Düsseldorf
Telephone + 49-211-837-2778
[email protected]
www.wirtscha'.nrw.de
The name says it all: the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry formulates the basic
principles of economic policy, sets the agenda for regional economic and structural policy, and provides the parameters for industry, commerce, cra's, trade and services to operate. Moreover, it is
responsible for the energy industry, nuclear power and mining. We want to a:ract crea9ve minds
for industry, services and science – and to have those people at our side, who can contribute
through their work to a NRW that is strong and ready for the future.
State Media Authority of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesanstalt für Medien Nordrhein-Wes/alen; lfm)
Dr. Jürgen Brautmeier
Director
Zollhof 2 | 40221 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49-211-770 07-165
[email protected]
www.lfm-nrw.de
Dr. Frauke Gerlach
Head of the Media Commission
Telephone +49-211-770 07-161
[email protected]
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The lfm is responsible for private radio and television. It decides upon the licensing of broadcasters, monitors and accompanies developments in the media through research ac9vi9es as
well as by gran9ng awards such as the LfM-Hörfunkpreis for outstanding journalis9c achievements in private radio. Further areas of responsibility are the monitoring of Internet sites
where the owner of the domain is based in NRW, and the promo9on of media competence.
Film- und Mediens0ung NRW
Petra Müller
CEO
Telephone +49-211-930 50 11
[email protected]films9'ung.de
Chris9na Bentlage
Head of Film Funding
Telephone +49-211-930 50 20
[email protected]films9'ung.de
Film und Medien
S9'ung NRW GmbH
Kaistraße 14
40221 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49- 211- 930 500
[email protected]films9'ung.de
www.films9'ung.de
Achim Strack
Consultant TV and Entertainment
Telephone +49-211-930 50 47
[email protected]films9'ung.de
Sabine Bull
Head of Marke9ng
Telephone +49-211-930 50 17
[email protected]films9'ung.de
Katharina Blum
Head of Conferences and Events
Telephone +49-211-930 50 48
[email protected]films9'ung.de
Heike Meyer-Döring
Head of MEDIA Antenna NRW
Telephone +49-211-930 50 14
[email protected]films9'ung.de
Tanja Güß
Head of Press and PR
Telephone +49-211-930 50 23
[email protected]films9'ung.de
Mediencluster NRW
Petra Müller
CEO
Kaistraße 14 | 40221 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49-211- 930 50 11
[email protected]
Till Hardy
Clustermanagement
Kaistraße 14 | 40221 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49-211- 930 50 42
[email protected]
Founded in 1991 and with an annual funding budget of 34 million Euros, the Film- und Mediens9'ung NRW is the financially
strongest regional film funding ins9tu9on in Germany. Among
its shareholders are WDR and the federal state of North RhineWestphalia, as well as ZDF, RTL and the state media authority,
the Landesanstalt für Medien. The goal of the founda9on is to
promote film and media culture as well as the film and media
industry in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Film- und Mediens9'ung NRW is the central contact point
for media in NRW. It provides funding for films for cinema and
television in all stages of produc9on and exploita9on: from
story and project development through produc9on to distribu9on and sales. In addi9on, there is support for cinemas. In
2011, Film- und Mediens9'ung NRW also became an integrated funding body for film and media and, a'er the takeover of
Mediencluster NRW GmbH, opened up to the funding of innova9ve media content. Apart from funding measures, the Films9'ung’s brief also includes the marke9ng and development
of the region NRW.
Within its responsibility for film and media in the federal state,
the Films9'ung NRW also holds interests in numerous ins9tu9ons and companies: Mediencluster NRW, ifs interna9onale
filmschule köln, AV-Gründerzentrum, Grimme-Ins9tut and
German Films.
Mediencluster NRW contributes to developing the a:rac9on of North Rhine-Westphalia as a
media hub, ac9vates poten9al, and supports innova9on and growth. It accompanies the innova9on programme “Digital Media NRW”, as well as providing comprehensive informa9on and
services encompassing networking, possibili9es for funding and financing, the establishing of
companies in the state, and media training, through to the realiza9on of new business opportuni9es. Incen9ves and developments regarding content and developments in the media scene
are con9nuously monitored and communicated to the na9onal and interna9onal media industry.
Stefanie Waschk
Clustermanagement
Kaistraße 14 | 40221 Düsseldorf
Telephone +49-211- 930 50 15
[email protected]
AV-Gründerzentrum NRW
Joachim Ortmanns
Execu9ve Management
Schanzenstr. 36 | 51063 Köln
Telephone +49-221- 611 07 48
[email protected]
www.av-gruenderzentrum.de
Launched in May 2006, the centre for audiovisual media is aimed at start-ups and young
companies from the media industry. Budding film-makers are supported by accompanying
consulta9on and the awarding of grants. Thanks to the close coopera9on with NRW’s media
and communica9ons industry and targeted know-how transfer, the AV-Gründerzentrum
prepares young professionals for the future.
Contacts > 13
Contacts
Film Commission NRW: Media representa0ves of the ci0es
> Stadt Aachen
Fachbereich Presse und
Marke9ng
Harald Beckers
Haus Löwenstein
Markt 39
52062 Aachen
Phone +49-241-432-13 11
[email protected]
mail.aachen.de
> Wirtscha'sförderung
Arnsberg
Rathausplatz 2
59759 Arnsberg
Phone +49-2932-201 222 1
[email protected]
> Wirtscha'sförderung
Rhein-Er' GmbH
Andrea Barisic
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
50126 Bergheim
Phone +49-2271-994 99-11
[email protected]'.de
> Bielefeld Marke7ng
Elke Kringel
Willy-Brandt-Platz 2
33602 Bielefeld
Phone +49-521-516 779
[email protected]
bielefeld-marke9ng.de
> Stadt Bochum
Herbert Schmitz
Willy-Brandt-Platz 2-6
44777 Bochum
Phone +49-234-910 358 1
[email protected]
> Stabsstelle Veranstaltungskoordina7on Stadthaus
Berliner Platz 2
53103 Bonn
Phone +49-228-775 555
[email protected]
> Dinamit GmbH Dinslaken
Monika Melles
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 44-46
46535 Dinslaken
Phone +49-2064-605 304
[email protected]
> Stadt Dortmund
Hans-Werner Rixe
Friedensplatz 3
44122 Dortmund
Phone +49-231-502 581 4
[email protected]
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> Gesellscha' für
Wirtscha'sförderung
Duisburg mbH
Susanne Kirches
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Straße 12
47051 Duisburg
Phone +40-203-363 935 1
[email protected]
> Stadt Düsseldorf
Theresa Winkels
Marktplatz 1-2
40213 Düsseldorf
Phone +49-211-899 305 6
[email protected]
stadt.duesseldorf.de
> Essen Marke7ng GmbH
Anke Borm
Rathenaustrasse 2/
Theatergasse
45127 Essen
Phone +49-201-887 204 5
[email protected]
> Fröndenberg an der Ruhr
Bahnhofstraße 2
58730 Fröndenberg/Ruhr
Phone +49-2373-976 224
[email protected]
> Stadt Hamm
Katja Johannpeter
Werler Straße 3
59065 Hamm
Phone +49-2381-173 484
[email protected]
stadt.hamm.de
> Pro Herford
Stadtmarke7ng GmbH
Manfred Bischoff
Goebenstraße 3-7
32052 Herford
Phone +49-221-189 150
[email protected]
> Stadt Herne
Ju:a Daniel
Rathaus
Rathausplatz
44626 Herne
Phone +49-2323-16-224 9
Phone +49-2323-16-258 3
[email protected]
> Stadt Hürth
Claudia Dahmann
Christa Derigs
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 40
50354 Hürth
Phone +49-2233-531 80
cda[email protected]
[email protected]
> Wirtscha'sförderungsGesellscha'
Stadt Kevelaer mbH
Ruth Keuken
Venloer Straße 33-35
47623 Kevelaer
Phone +49-2832-953 7 0
[email protected]
> Kreis Düren
Josef Kreutzer
Bismarckstr. 16
52351 Düren
Phone +49-2421-222 383
[email protected]
kreis-dueren.de
> pro Wirtscha' GT GmbH
Julia Peschke
Herzebrocker Straße 140
33334 Gütersloh
Phone +49-5241-851 086
[email protected]
pro-wirtscha'-gt.de
> Kreis Me8mann
Marion Strack
Düsseldorferstraße 26
40822 Me:mann
Phone +49-2104-992 030
kulturamt@
kreis-me:mann.de
> Kreis Minden-Lübbecke
Sabine Ohnesorge
Portastraße 13
32423 Minden
Phone +49-571-807-221 30
[email protected]
minden-luebbecke.de
> Köln
Stabsstelle Medien Köln
Konrad Peschen
Stadthaus Deutz Westgebäude
Willy-Brandt-Platz 2
50679 Köln
Phone +49-221-221-245 71
[email protected]
stadt-koeln.de
Stabsstelle Medien Köln
Andreas Füser
Stadthaus Deutz Westgebäude
Willy-Brandt-Platz 2
50679 Köln
Phone +49-221-221-246 61
[email protected]
stadt-koeln.de
> KulturStadtLev
Kulturbüro
Anke Holgersson
Am Büchelter Hof 9
51373 Leverkusen
Phone +49-214-406 4170
[email protected]
kulturstadtlev.de
> Stadt Lünen
Simone Kö:er
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
44532 Lünen
Phone +49-2306-104 150 1
simone.koe:[email protected]
luenen.de
> Mülheim an der Ruhr
Volker Wiebels
Ruhrstr. 1
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Phone +49-208-455 135 0
[email protected]
stadt-mh.de
> Filmservice Münster.Land
Nicola Ebel
Klemensstraße 10
48143 Münster
Phone +49-251-492 138 0
[email protected]
> WFMG Wirtscha'sförderung Mönchengladbach
GmbH
Pascal Hermanns
Lüpertzender Straße 6
41061 Mönchengladbach
Phone +49-2161-823 798 9
[email protected]
> Stadt Ne8etalWirtscha' und Marke7ng
Christoph Kamps
Doerkesplatz 11
41334 Ne:etal
Phone +49-2153-898 800 2
[email protected]
ne:etal.de
> Rhein-Kreis Neuss
Robert Abts
Oberstraße 91
41460 Neuss
Phone +49-2131-928 750 0
[email protected]
wfg-rhein-kreis-neuss.de
> Tourismus und Marke7ng
Oberhausen GmbH
Helmut Kawohl
Schwartzstr. 62
46045 Oberhausen
Phone +49-208-824 573 3
[email protected]
tmo.oberhausen.de
> Stadt Recklinghausen
Reinhold Hegemann
Rathausplatz 3
45655 Recklinghausen
Phone +49-2361-501 351
[email protected]
> Stadt Rees
Ludger Beltermann
Markt 1
46459 Rees
Phone +49-2851-511 76
[email protected]
stadt-rees.de
> Kreis Siegen-Wi8genstein
Hans-Peter Langer
Koblenzer Straße 73
57072 Siegen
Phone +49-271-333 116 1
[email protected]
Siegen-Wi:genstein.de
> Wfg Wirtscha'sförderung
Kreis Soest GmbH
Sonja Peck
Villa Plange
Sigefridwall 20
59494 Soest
Phone +49-2921-30-2261
[email protected]
> Stadt Viersen
Axel Greuvers
Heimbachstr. 12
41747 Viersen
Phone +49-2162-101 463
[email protected]
> Stadt Wiehl
Uwe Bas9an
Bahnhofstr. 1
51674 Wiehl
Phone +49-2262-993 02
[email protected]
> Wuppertal
Lutz Ahr
c/o Bergische
Entwicklungsagentur GmbH
Kölner Str. 8
42651 Solingen
Phone +49-212-881 606 70
[email protected]
Bas7an Pastewka, Anke Engelke
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© Film und Medien
S9'ung NRW GmbH,
October 2013
Editorial Team
Sabine Bull (Head)
Stefanie Hadding
Loraine Lenz
Design and Layout
Design: Anna B. Design
Layout and Se9ng
Stephanie Cremer,
Büro für Gestaltung
Transla7on
Mar9n Blaney
Thank you
We thank all the contributors
who provided a quota9on
and thus assisted in the
crea9on of this brochure.
Special thanks to Jörg Laumann, Lena Schütz-Kraan.
The selec9on of the companies and loca9ons described
serves as an example for the
region and does not claim to
be complete.
Photos
From le' to right
Cover
Brainpool/Boris Breuer,
WDR
p. 2, 3
Kölntourismus, Düsseldorf
Marke9ng & Tourismus
GmbH, Mark Ansorg/
Dortmund, Bertelsmann AG,
RTL/Pick, Telekom, WDR
p. 4, 5
WDR/Herby Sachs,
WDR/Thomas Leidig,
WDR/Melanie Grande,
RTL/Stefan Gregorowius
(2x), Jens Hauer, ZDF/
Willi Weber (2x), Brainpool,
WDR/Max Kohr (2x), Brainpool/Willi Weber, RTL/
Stefan Menne, RTL (5x),
Brainpool/Boris Breuer,
RTL/Willi Weber, WDR/
Aardman Anima9ons Ltd.,
ProSiebenSat.1, WDR/
Be;na Fürst-Fastré,
ZDF/Max Kohr, ARD/Frank
Dicks, WDR/dpa, WDR (2x),
SAT.1/Anatol Ko:e, Vox,
Brainpool, VOX, Super RTL,
RTL Nitro
p. 6, 7
Brainpool/Willi Weber (2x),
Brainpool/Boris Breuer,
Brainpool/Frank Hempel,
ProSiebenSat.1 (2x), UFA
Show and Factual, Brainpool,
Broadview Pictures,
Endemol, ITV Studios,
Eyeworks, FFP New Media
p. 8, 9
WDR/Michael Böhme, RTL,
ZDF/David Slama, RTL,
SWR/Thomas Kost, ORF/Graf
Film/Rowboat/Toni Muhr,
FFP New Media, ZDF/
Stephanie Kulbach,
Geißendörfer Film- und
Fernsehproduk9on KG,
ac9on concept, Zeitsprung
Pictures, MMC Studios,
Volker Weicker, FFP New
Media, WDR
p. 10, 11
Staatskanzlei Nordrhein
Wes8alen/Fotoagentur Fox,
Film und Mediens9'ung
NRW/Heike Herbertz,
NRW.Invest
p. 12, 13
Staatskanzlei NordrheinWes8alen/Ralph Sondermann,
Staatskanzlei NordrheinWes8alen/Fotoagentur Fox,
Staatskanzlei NRW, Claudia
Nussbauer, Landesanstalt für
Medien NRW/Fox Foto Uwe
Völkner, Landesanstalt für
Medien NRW/Anne:e Etges,
Film und Mediens9'ung
NRW (8x), AV-Gründerzentrum NRW
p. 15
Der Deutsche Fernsehpreis
Imprint > 15
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