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spotlight #19: Around the world in 14 films and more

spotlight #19: Around the world in 14 films and more

Hello lovely cinema lovers, Fourteen of the best movies in 2012 will run from today at one of my favorite festivals in Berlin called AROUND THE WORLD IN 14 FILMS founded by Bernhard Karl. Bernhard is a long time friend and real cinema lover and selected with his team 14 pearls of world cinema… and will start today with the incredible Sundance winner of 2012 BEASTS OF THE SOUTERHN WILD by Benh Zeitlin…

Take this chance and watch this incredible movies.

Nominees for the EUROPEAN MOVIE AWARD 2012 in Malta, December 01st 2012:

PAULA KROH stars for DIE VERMISSTEN/ REPORTED MISSING, directed by Jan Speckenbach nominated for EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2012 – Prix FIPRESCI,
Info + Trailer

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PAULA KROH finished her shooting for two cinema projects which she stars for, SPUTNIK, directed by Christian Friedel and SUNNY, directed by Barbara Ott!

COSMINA STRATAN who won best actress Award at Cannes film festival 2012 is now represented by Das Imperium

She stars for BEYOND THE HILLS, directed by Cristian Mungiu which is nominated for EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2012 at European film and was in competition for following festivals: Cannes, Karlovy Vary, New Horizons, Toronto, Hamburg, New York, London, Melbourne and many more, awards: Cannes (for both female protanonists and the best sc ript) and others,
Info + Trailer

COSMINA STRATAN will be in Berlin from December 08th to 12th for the screening of BEYOND THE HILLS at the film festival…

AROUND THE WORLD IN 14 FILMS, November 30th- December 8th…
screenings: December 07th/ 08.45 pm/ Thalia Potsdam, December 08th/ 07.30 pm (presented by Nina Kronjäger) Info + Trailer, website

and also for the screening of the movie at an event about Romanian movies called Rekonstruktion- Filmland Rumänien II, December 11th/ 07:30 pm/ Zeughauskino, Info

RAFAEL MORAIS stars for BLOOD OF MY BLOOD, directed Joao Canijo, awards: San Sebastian, Palm Springs, Miami, Golden Globe Portugal, Portugals feature for the foreign country Academy Award, screenings: December 07th/ 07.30 pm (presented by Wim Wenders), December 08th/ 06.30 pm/ Thalia Potsdam, December 08th/ 08.00 pm, Info + Trailer

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MEHDI NEBBOU stars for ZAPPELPHILIPP, directed by Connie Walther, December 5th/ 08:15 pm/ ARD, Info

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MEHDI NEBBOU finished recently the shooting for the projects SEIN LETZTES RENNEN/ HIS LAST RUN, directed by Kilian Riedhof side by side with the German star Heike Makatsch and the french feature JOSEPHINE, directed by Agnes Obadi which he also stars for.

SIMONETTA SOLDER stars for the famous Austrian crime series SCHNELL ERMITTELT- SCHULD, directed by Michi Riebl, December 11th/ 08.15 pm/ ORF eins, Info

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MILTON WELSH stars for TRATTORIA directed by Soleen Yusef, December 16th/ 10:45 pm/ SWR, Info + Trailer

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KATERINA MISICHRONI stars for a lot of new projects, the british feature film IRONGATE directed by Sean Cronin, the international feature film BOUREK, directed by Vladan Nikolic (Young Jury Award in Geneva Cinéma Tout Ecran film festival, Feature Film in Telluride Indiefest, Golden Reel Award in Tiburon International Film Festival) with an international well known cast and two short films…SLOW MAGIC shot in London by Paris Zarcilla and LE PEPIN, directed by Iphigenia Kotsoni

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KATERINA MISICHRONI also stars for the awarded short film EVERGREEN, directed by Ifgeneia Kotsoni. It will be shown at the Filmfest München 2013! scenes

She is also on the latest cover of one of the best known greek lifestyle magazines, “Close up” with an interview included:


LUNA MIJOVIC and DRAGOS BUCUR are shooting DREAMLAND, directed by Petra Volpe. Both star for the movie!

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IRINA POTAPENKO will start the shooting for an episode of the famous German action/ crime series DER LETZTE BULLE, directed by Peter Stauch

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Additional, have a look at some of the NEW PICTURES of our talents…





spotlight #18: Axel Ranisch, Gabriella Hámori, Milton Welsh and more

spotlight #18: Axel Ranisch, Gabriella Hámori, Milton Welsh and more

Hi everybody, the feature film of young upcoming director AXEL RANISCH turns to a really successful movie (private screening for Harvey Weinstein, two award´s at this years SLAMDANCE, many awards as best feature film on festivals all over the world and now Axel´s movie won a special award at the German Short Movie Award….which was established for especially this movie…. Or MEHDI NEBBOU who co-stars for ENGLISH VINGLISH (that´s the first Bollywood movie which co-stars an actor from a foreign country who went to huge success….), so Mehdi Nebbou is become to be a star in Indian cinema… This and some other great news of our represented talents below….

AXEL RANISCH director of DICKE MÄDCHEN/ HEAVY GIRLS, German cinema release on 15th November, screenings + info, Trailer

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Awarded at the Slamdance Film Festival 2012 (Jury Special Award – Axel Ranisch, Spirit of Slamdance Award – Axel Ranisch), awarded at the German Short Movie Award 2012 (best movie with more than 30-78 min.), nominated for the First Steps Award 2012 (Feature Film – Over 60 Minutes Length/ director Axel Ranisch), nominated at the Warsaw International Film Festival 2012 (Free Spirit Award – Axel Ranisch) and many more!

Theatrical Release: „HEAVY GIRLS“

Dear friends,

now it has actually happened: my diploma film „HEAVY GIRLS“ will be theatrically released in German cinemas. Who would have thought that? Me never! I’m still speechless and happy given that such a small and cost-effective film can exert such an effect on the audience … even after one year of continuous festival touring (50 festivals in 13 countries and 16 awards). And all that for a movie, which my two brilliant lead actors Heiko Pinkowski and Peter Trabner as well as my own wonderful grandma Ruth Bickelhaupt and myself shot in just ten days with a budget of just over 500 Euros using nothing but our very own mini-DV camera. Without a team, without compromise and without premeditation. Simply for the love of shooting and acting.

“… HEAVY GIRLS is outrageous and impressive. A formal imposition that annoys you and that you struggle against. And yet you’re enticed to engage in it because it comes across like an act of liberation – which is why the means of storytelling are adequately correponding to the story that is told here:

Now it’s your turn! My colleagues and I would be delighted if all of you had a look at our cheeky little Opus 1 and/or recommended it. And if you buy a movie ticket, you can always pay for it with a good conscience: Because a quarter of every single movie ticket is invested in our next film.
Hugs and best wishes for a cheerful November! Yours, Axel

DELPHINE CHANÉAC stars for THE BIG BLACK, directed by Oliver Kyr, German festival premiere at the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, 30th November/ 8:00 pm/ Metropol cinema 3, webside + trailer, tickets

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DELPHINE CHANÉAC stars also for TRANSPORTER- THE SERIES directed by Stephen Williams and others, produced by Luc Besson. It started on October 11th in Germany on RTL with really good TV ratings. 2,04 Millionen of the 14- to 49- year- old watched it!
Weekly on Thursday, 08:15pm, RTL, next episode on November 15th, trailer, info

GABRIELLA HÁMORI stars for THE EXAM, directed by Péter Bergendy, in the european competition at the Arras Film Festival 2012 (November 09th-18th), screenings: November 15th/ 04:30pm, November 17th/ 09:30pm, Info + Trailer

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GABRIELLA HÁMORI was awarded as best actress for her performance in THE EXAM at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival 2012. The movie was also screened at Karlovy Vary and Montreal and was awarded at the Chicago International Film Festival (New Directors Competition – Péter Bergendy)

MILTON WELSH stars for JOHNNY UND DIE LEICHTIGKEIT/ JOHNNY AND THE LIGHTNESS, directed by Steffen Boseckert, Milton Welsh was awarded as best actor for his performance at the Milwaukee Short Film Festival 2012, Info + Trailer

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MILTON WELSH will also shoot for the pilot of BINNY UND DER GEIST/ BINNY AND THE GHOST, a new series for Disney, directed by Sven Bose and the movie UNTER FEINDEN/ BETWEEN ENEMIES, directed by Lars Becker

MEHDI NEBBOU stars for his first Indian feature, the big Bollywood production ENGLISH VINGLISH, directed by Gauri Shinde, Trailer, IMDb

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After his shooting for ZAPPELPHILIPP, directed by Connie Walther and his shooting for the feature SEIN LETZTES RENNEN/ HIS LAST RUN, directed by Kilian Riedhof side by side with the German star Heike Makatsch he is now shooting for the french feature JOSEPHINE, directed by Agnes Obadi which he also stars for.

DANIEL STEINER stars again for the famous German tv crime series SOKO Leipzig as the returning character Lorenz Rettig in the new season, November 16th, ZDF, weekly on Friday, 09:15pm, info, Daniel in SOKO!

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NEW represented by Das Imperium talent agency: PETER CHAFFEY
He speaks fluent English, Serbian, Croatian and French. PETER CHAFFEY stars for MONTEVIDEO- BOG TE VIDEO, directed by Djagan Bjelogrlic which is the most famous TV series in Serbia, MILOS BIKOVIC is the other lead in the series and also a big star.

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PETER CHAFFEY is attached to star for the new feature by Dritan Huqi (The Albanian)

spotlight #17: Stefano Cassetti, Josephine De La Baume, Rasha Bukvic and more

spotlight #17: Stefano Cassetti, Josephine De La Baume, Rasha Bukvic and more

Hi everybody, the American´s choose… Our daily bizzy life is going on (that´s why I´m in LA till next week) and we are proud to share few great good news with you… Let´s go for it.

RASHA BUKVIC finished his shoot for his first US production we act to him. He played the antagonist at the Fox Searchlights DIE HARD franchise called actually A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, directed by John Moore. Please have a look at the first TRAILER

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There is another of our talents who shot for this DIE HARD franchise. SERGEJ ONOPKO 26 years old, born in Russia/Ukraine but grew up in Germany and Budapest. Fluent and without accent in English, Russian and German, supporting part (25 shooting days for) A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD directed by John Moore…great potential and personality, great sport and fight skills… and of course a body where you will lose your words.

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STEFANO CASSETTI stars for LE PARADIS DES BETES directed by Estelle Larrivaz, nominated for the audience competition “The Heinrich” of the 26th Braunschweig International Film Festival (November 6-11), screenings: November 07th/ 05:30 pm/ C1 Cinema Saal 3, November 10th/ 07:30 pm/ C1 Cinema Saal 4, info + trailer (engl. subtitles) + scenes

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STEFANO CASSETTI will be a member of the jury at the Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles from 12th to 18th November. At this festival he stars also for thr selected movie EAUX MORTES directed by JC Gaudry, info

Additional scenes of two movies he recently stars for: NOI CREDEVAMO directed by Mario Martone and UN POISON VIOLENT directed by Katell Quillévéré

Please pay attention for JOSEPHINE DE LA BAUME who is actually featured in a nine pages photo and personality story for ICON magazine number 11/12, which is a great supplement of famous Germans weekly WELT AM SONNTAG with a circulation of more than 600.000 readers per issue. Have a look!

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Please keep JOSEPHINE DE LA BAUME in mind for your upcoming projects because she is one of the most upcoming talents from France who stars in 2012 for KISS OF THE DAMNED directed by Xan Cassavetes which was screened at Venice film festival 2012 info
She also played a great supporting role for RUSH by Ron Howard info and the same for CONFESSIONS OF A CHILD OF THE CENTURY by Sylvie Verheyde which was screened at this years Cannes film festival.

Short but really great…please pay attention on:
NATALIE RAPTI GOMEZ who stars for the Vodafone Angel – Anti Stalking Telephone commercial for Vodafone Foundation Italy, directed by Matteo Barzin

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ERNEST ALLAN HAUSMANN stars for THE GRILLING as the Good Cop, English commercial for Seven One Media directed by Tim Günther

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LEVIN HENNING finished his shooting for the project POKA, directed by Anna Hoffmann and will start shooting for DAS GLÜCK/ THE LUCK, directed by Fabian Möhrke (FIRST STEPS AWARD 2010 for his last feature film PHILIPP where MAX HEGEWALD stars for, please have a look below)

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IRINA POTAPENKO is now shooting for the famous German crime tv series KOMMISSARIN LUKAS- LOVERGIRL where she will star for one episode, directed by Stefan Kornatz

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Please remind her for your upcoming projects because she stars for REVANCHE (ACADEMY AWARD nomination/best film from a foreign county at 2009) directed by Götz Spielmann Trailer She also stars for the feature film ANDUNI by Samira Radzi in 2010 and for Prinzessin/ PRINCESS by Birgit Großkopf – where she won best upcoming German talent Award in 2007 and again 2009.

MAX HEGEWALD will start to shoot for new German tv series DOC MEETS DORF, directed by Franziska Meyer Price, where MATTHIAS BOLLWERK joined the lead cast. After that he will star for the feature film MEIN TOD LEBT IN ZÜRICH/ MY DEAD IN ZURICH, directed by Frederic Steiner. Recently was the premiere of ARNES NACHLASS/ ARNE’S HERITAGE he also stars for, directed by Thorsten Schmidt info

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To remind: MAX HEGEWALD won the Golden Camera Award at Berlinale 2011 as best upcoming talent for BORDER GUARD, directed by Jan Ruzicka.

COSIMA CIUPEK a new talent represented by Das Imperium start to shoot for another famous German crime tv series HAUPTSTADTREVIER where she will star for one episode directed by Michael Wenning.

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A very warm welcome to our NEW talent MARIA CANALE Das Imperium talent agency starts to represent her from now on.
She is fluent in English and Spanish and stars for ABRIR PUERTAS Y VENTANAS/ BACK TO STAY directed by Milagros Mumenthaler Trailer

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ABRIR PUERTAS Y VENTANAS/ BACK TO STAY received Golden Leopard as best film at Locarno Film Festival 2011 and MARIA CANALE was awarded as best actress for her performance in the movie at the same festival. The same at Mar del Plata Film Festival 2011 (best director and best actress) and best movie at Munich Film Festival 2012, among other awards and nominations. She also stars for NO ME AMA/ SHE DOESN’T LOVE ME directed by Martin piroyansky, awarded in 2010 at Biarritz Amérique Latine Festival, Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, Lakino Festival of Berlin and Aguilar del Campo Festival, Spain.
She’s also a great musician, her Band is called Mermelada here are some songs from her new EP and a video !

Hitlist November 2012

Hitlist November 2012


REGGIE WATTS: “big muff”


TENACIOUS D: “beelzeboss”


KING KHAN & THE SHRINES: “land of the freak”


FOYER DES ARTS: “Komm in den Garten”


K.I.Z.: “was kostet der Fisch”