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  • 08/2015

    International Premiere of „Digital Dissidents“ in Montréal

    Our documentary „Digital Dissidents“ celebrates its international premiere at the Montréal World Film Festival 2015. As part of the festival […]

    Our documentary „Digital Dissidents“ celebrates its international premiere at the Montréal World Film Festival 2015. As part of the festival the film by director Cyril Tuschi, starring Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and Daniel Ellsberg amongst others, is shown to an international audience for the first time: on September 1st at 6.30 PM and on September 6th at 9.30 AM at the Cinéma Quartier Latin in Montréal.


  • 08/2015

    German Cinema Release of “The Yes Men Are Revolting”

    today, on August 20th, we celebrate the national cinema release of our documentary “The Yes Men are revolting”! NFP marketing […]

    today, on August 20th, we celebrate the national cinema release of our documentary “The Yes Men are revolting”! NFP marketing & distribution brings the activist’s thrid film to 22 selected German cinemas in 18 cities! For the last 20 years, the notorious activists “The Yes Men” (Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum) have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment.

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  • 07/2015

    Kick-Off for “Gasoline Deluxe“

    Production of our 10-part series with entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein has started! Friedrich Liechtenstein will travel across Europe to prove his […]

    Production of our 10-part series with entertainer Friedrich Liechtenstein has started! Friedrich Liechtenstein will travel across Europe to prove his thesis: Gas Stations are the most romantic places of our time. The series will be aired on ARTE in spring 2016.

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  • 06/2015

    Full Success @ Sunny Side of the Doc 2015

    We’re delighted about two awards we received at the Sunny Side of the Doc 2015: The Cézame Music Award for […]

    We’re delighted about two awards we received at the Sunny Side of the Doc 2015: The Cézame Music Award for the transmedia „Dream Project“ and the award for the Best History Project for “Leningrad Symphony“.

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    All Winners @ Sunny Side of the Doc 2015


  • 06/2015

    “Falciani’s Tax Bomb”: TV Premiere & Webdoc Release on June 23rd

    Today, June 23rd at 8:15 pm the investigative documentary “Falciani’s Tax Bomb” has its TV premiere on ARTE. For a […]

    Today, June 23rd at 8:15 pm the investigative documentary “Falciani’s Tax Bomb” has its TV premiere on ARTE. For a little foretaste, check out our multimedia webdoc “Falciani’s SwissLeaks” at www.falcianis-swissleaks.com and experience the story about Hervé Falciani, the “Edward Snowden” of the banking sector. 

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  • 06/2015

    „The Dream Project“ at Cross Video Days in Paris

    Crossmedia-Producer Tanja Schmoller will pitch „The Dream Project“ this Friday (June 12th) at 12:00pm. „The dream project“ employs the advantages […]

    Crossmedia-Producer Tanja Schmoller will pitch „The Dream Project“ this Friday (June 12th) at 12:00pm. „The dream project“ employs the advantages of web, TV, and radio to give people a space to share their dreams with one another, and set out on a journey into the subconscious. „The Dream Project“ has been selected as one of 18 projects for the pitching session.

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  • 06/2015

    Final call for SUPERNERDS

    Be part of the final performance of SUPERNERDS today on June 10th – at Schauspiel Köln or via live-stream at […]

    Be part of the final performance of SUPERNERDS today on June 10th – at Schauspiel Köln or via live-stream at 7:30pm on www.supernerds.tv! After 11 performances the transmedia experiment will pass the finishing line. The interactive part of the project lives on: Starting tomorrow, you can sign up on our website for your personal Suddenlife Gaming experience.

    Schauspiel Köln
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  • 06/2015

    SUPERNERDS at Medienforum NRW

    SUPERNERDS at Medienforum NRW. „Next Level Television“ will be the topic for the showcases presented by platform managers, media makers […]

    SUPERNERDS at Medienforum NRW. „Next Level Television“ will be the topic for the showcases presented by platform managers, media makers and creative experts. The Medienforum NRW will take place from June 9th to 11th in Cologne.

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  • 04/2015

    Christian Beetz at DOK.fest Munich

    May 10th, 2:00 pm: Panel WHISTLEBLOWER. What does it mean for a filmmaker, producer, editor or broadcaster to make a […]

    May 10th, 2:00 pm: Panel WHISTLEBLOWER. What does it mean for a filmmaker, producer, editor or broadcaster to make a film with a Whistleblower? Christian Beetz will speak about the experience in the film „Falciani’s Tax Bomb“.

    May 10th: Christian Beetz will be a member of the transmedia-Jury at the Marketplace.

    May 11th, 12:00 pm: Case Study about SUPERNERDS. As part of the Interactive Media Section, he will give a first insight into the transmedia project SUPERNERDS which will go live on May 28th on WDR and „Schauspiel Köln“.

    These films of gebrueder beetz filmproduction will be screened during in the festival:

     „Falcianis Tax Bomb“
    The highly sensible client data he stole from HSBC lead to the biggest banking scandal of history, which is why many consider him to be the Edward Snowden of the banking sector.
    All dates: http://www.gebrueder-beetz.de/en/productions/falcianis-list-at

    „The Yes Men Are Revolting“
    The documentary follows the notorious activists while their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever – while at its heart lies a hopeful message about fighting for change.
    All dates: http://www.gebrueder-beetz.de/en/productions/the-yes-men-are-revolting-2

    „Ulrich Seidl – A Director at Work“
    The film portraits the controversial filmmaker Ulrich Seidl at work for the first time, painting a vivid picture of of the much-debated “Seidl method”.
    All dates: http://www.gebrueder-beetz.de/en/produktionen/ulrich-seidl-a-director-at-work-2

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  • 04/2015

    “Viking Women” wins Silver World Medal at New York Festivals 2015

    We are delighted to announce that our two part drama-documenatry “Viking Women” has won the Silver World Medal for best […]

    We are delighted to announce that our two part drama-documenatry “Viking Women” has won the Silver World Medal for best docu-drama at this year´s New York Festival. Since 1957, New York Festival’s World’s Best TV & Films has honoured exceptional projects and has created a brand that stands for creativity and prestige. This year, the festival received entries from 50 countries. We are more than happy about the award and would like to thank everybody who supported the project. Only few days ago the award ceremony took place in Las Vegas.

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  • 04/2015

    Christian Beetz in DOK.forum transmedia-jury

    Christian Beetz will be a member of the transmedia-Jury at the Marketplace of this year’s DOK.forum. Five international projects will […]

    Christian Beetz will be a member of the transmedia-Jury at the Marketplace of this year’s DOK.forum. Five international projects will be presented and discussed from different perspectives. Through calculated matchmaking, the Marketplace initiates new coproductions. The DOK.forum is an event during DOK.fest Munich which takes place from May 07th to 17th.


  • 04/2015

    Ticket sale starts – “SUPERNERDS”

    Our transmedia project “SUPERNERDS” (Theater director: Angela Richter) begins with the first phase: Today, April 7th, tickets for the the […]

    Our transmedia project “SUPERNERDS” (Theater director: Angela Richter) begins with the first phase: Today, April 7th, tickets for the the theater event are available, which is broadcast live from Cologne Theatre in WDR on 28 May.

    “SUPERNERDS” merges theater, television and interactive media into a transmedia project that explores the phenomenon of Supernerds, web activists and “new dissidents” à la Snowden, Appelbaum or Assange. Parallel to and interwoven with the play and the TV documentary, the project will make the abstract issue “Big Data” accessible to a wide audience. SUPERNERDS is in coproduction with WDR; in cooperation with Schauspiel Köln and funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

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  • 03/2015

    kids crime series ‘Trio’ receives the ‘Emil 2015’

    The German-Norwegian coproduction by fabelaktiv and Gebrüder Beetz  has been awarded the ‘Emil 2015’ for excellent children’s TV by German […]

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    The German-Norwegian coproduction by fabelaktiv and Gebrüder Beetz  has been awarded the ‘Emil 2015’ for excellent children’s TV by German TV guide ‘TV Spielfilm’. The popular series’ third season is currently being produced – partly shot in Germany.

     

     

     


  • 03/2015

    ‘100 YEARS OF HOLLYWOOD’ for Universal Studios’ anniversary

    The Universal Studios turn 100 in March 2015. An occasion for the German-American Heritage Foundation in Washington (March 21) and […]

    The Universal Studios turn 100 in March 2015. An occasion for the German-American Heritage Foundation in Washington (March 21) and the Goethe Institute Los Angeles (April 9) to show our film about German immigrant Carl Laemmle who once founded the Universal Studios.

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    German-American Heritage Foundation
    Goethe Institut Los Angeles