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MDM Workshop of the Film Commission in Saxony-Anhalt 2006


November 22, 2006, from 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.


Staatskanzlei Sachsen-Anhalt
Hegelstraße 42
39104 Magdeburg


Saxony-Anhalt as a shooting location – Opportunities for cities and towns


Peter Hartwig and Angelica Boehm


The diversity of locations offered by the Mitteldeutschland regions keeps attracting more and more film productions every year, leading to a most fortunate increase of locations of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia being featured in films and on TV. For a production team to decide in favor of a location, many factors are considered: obviously scenic and architectural features, but also efficient infrastructure and the openness of mind with which filming is met locally.

The workshop is geared toward representatives of cities and towns in Saxony-Anhalt, with the objective of providing municipalities with information on how they can support filming work and how the MDM Film Commission can help. Producer Peter Hartwig and art director Angelica Böhm, both of whom have many years of experience with filming in Mitteldeutschland, accepted our invitation to share their views and expertise. Their speeches focused on a film crew’s hopes and needs regarding a production location.