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  • 02/2014

    WAGNER – Graphic Novel (Book)

    As part of the crossmedia project the WAGNER FILES the book WAGNER written by Andreas Völlinger with drawings by Flavia Scuderi. Wagners extraordinary life is tol in a 43 paged comic adventure told from the view of Hans von Bülow. Additionally the reader gets an insight of the origination process of the remarkable comic.

    2013 – the 200th birthday of Richard Wagner is celebrated one whole year. We take a look at the life of a genius musician, told from the view of Hans von Bülow, whose life Wagner influenced a lot.

    When Richard Wagner died on 13th February 1883 in Venice in the arms of his second wife Cosima, not only the life of one of the most genius men in musical history ended at this point. Also a biography between beguilement, betrayal, escape, adultery, anti-Semitism and a strange relationship with Ludwig II., the excentrically King of Bavaria. Who was Richard Wagner? In which racketeerings was he involved? Is there an evidence of Wagner’s double-minded doings?

    Drawings with love for details and original locations bring the Wagner story close to a younger audience, without losing relevant information.
    In the content of the CULTURAL FILES, a crosmedia project by gebrueder beetz filmproduktion, the eventfilm the WAGNER Files as well as an App for tablets and smartphones were published. The App compounds the life of the exceptional talent with animation, minigames, his music and animated graphics to a whole new user experience – for young and old.

  • 02/2014

    Christian Beetz at Avant Première 2014

    Our producer Christian Beetz will present some of our current projects at the Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET [...]

    Our producer Christian Beetz will present some of our current projects at the Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN.
    He will talk about our cross media format “The culture files” (The Wagner Files, The Beethoven Files, The Zarah Leander Files). Another production “Gardenia – Before The Last Curtain Falls” gives an insight of “Gardenia”, a theater project of an with the moving stories of aging travesty artists.
    The presentation starts Sunday, 09. Februar 2014 at 3:40 p.m. The congress takes place from 08th to 12th February 2014.

    Screening Shedule of Avant Premère


  • 02/2014

    Christian Beetz with Bernhard Fleischer and Uwe Dierks talk about “The Future of Funding”

    The german producers Christian Beetz, Bernhard Fleischer (Moving Images) and Uwe Dierks (Boomtown Media) give a lecture on “The Future [...]

    The german producers Christian Beetz, Bernhard Fleischer (Moving Images) and Uwe Dierks (Boomtown Media) give a lecture on “The Future of Funding” while the Avant Première 2014 MUSIC + MEDIA MARKET BERLIN. Film technicians will have a look into questions like, how to find money for future projects and lobbying in the national and international market. The panel starts on Wednesday, 12th February 2014 at 2.30 p.m. Host of the Panel is Bernhard Fleischer.

    Teilnehmer und Themen vom Panel "The Future of Funding"


  • 01/2014

    Available as book now: “Madiba – Das Vermächtnis des Nelson Mandela”

    We proudly announce that our documentary “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me” (Editor: Christian Beetz, Khalo Matabane, Sasha Abramsky) is [...]

    We proudly announce that our documentary “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me” (Editor: Christian Beetz, Khalo Matabane, Sasha Abramsky) is now availabe as book, called “Madiba – Das Vermächtni des Nelson Mandela”.

    The centre question of film and book is: Who was Nelson Mandela? Roundabout thirty people try to help us answer the question: his entourage, Apartheid-victims, global thinkers and politicians.

    The book is published by Haffmans & Tolkemitt and is now availabe with a  hardcover for 22,95€. Our documentary about Nelson Mandela won the Special Jury Award of IDFA and will be shown on different festivals and television this year.

    Information + Trailer
    Publisher Website
    The book availabe at amazon


  • 01/2014

    “An Apartment in Berlin” in Köln and Bochum

    Director Alice Agneskirchner and Producer Kerstin Meyer-Beetz present “An Apartment in Berlin” today, 29th January, at the 16th Kölner Dokumentarfilmfestival. [...]

    Director Alice Agneskirchner and Producer Kerstin Meyer-Beetz present “An Apartment in Berlin” today, 29th January, at the 16th Kölner Dokumentarfilmfestival. In the context of so called “Werkstattgespräche” the film will be shown and they give information about the documentary and it’s production. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the assembly hall of “Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln”. On Thrusday, 30th January the same takes place in Bochum, 7 p.m. at Kino Endstation.
    “An Apartment in Berlin” is about three young Israeli facing their common German-Jewish past – together in Berlin.

    "Ein Apartment in Berlin" in der Hochschule für Medien Köln


  • 01/2014

    “Midsummer Night’s Tango” at International Film Festival Rotterdam

    We proudly announce, that our German-Finnish-Argentin Coproduction”Midsummer Night’s Tango” (Script & Director: Viviane Blumenschein) will be shown on 28th Janaury [...]

    We proudly announce, that our German-Finnish-Argentin Coproduction”Midsummer Night’s Tango” (Script & Director: Viviane Blumenschein) will be shown on 28th Janaury at the International Fil Festival Rotterdam. The IFFR is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and takes place from 22nd January to 2nd February for the 43rd time. Our documentary searches the roots of Tango. Because not only Buenos Aires is called “the home of Tango”, no, also the Finns are convinced that it’s their native dance.

    All Details about "Midsummer Night's Tango"
    Homepage 43th International Film Festival Rotterdam


  • 01/2014

    „Nelson Mandela: the myth & me“ on BBC, January 13th, 10pm

    Khalo Matabane’s film, awarded with the IDFA Special Jury Award, will be broadcast by BBC/Storyville on January 13th at 10pm. [...]

    Khalo Matabane’s film, awarded with the IDFA Special Jury Award, will be broadcast by BBC/Storyville on January 13th at 10pm. Provocative, surprising, stimulating.

     

     

    BBC
    Nelson Mandela: the myth & me


  • 12/2013

    Positive reaction from Indiewire about “Nelson Mandela: the myth & me”

    “These assertions are juxtaposed with an impressive lineup of establishment figures ranging from Colin Powell and Henry Kissinger to the president [...]

    “These assertions are juxtaposed with an impressive lineup of establishment figures ranging from Colin Powell and Henry Kissinger to the president of Germany. Using their voices to explore the nature of Mandela’s diplomacy, Matabane both shows reverence for the erstwhile president’s influence on other world leaders while demystifying his presumed greatness.” Indi wire; 26th of November 2013

    Indiwire