As a one-stop-shop, the scope of services Studio Babelsberg has to offer provides unique filming facilities in one location.
Studio Babelsberg, founded in 1912, is the oldest large-scale studio complex in the world and one of Europe’s leading service providers for major motion pictures, independent films and TV productions. The Babelsberg team is specialized in international productions and provides exceptional services at all stages of production.
Since 1912 film history has been made in Studio Babelsberg. The legendary stages and backlots have always been the place for the best creative talents and a synonym for high quality filmmaking. Director legends like Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Josef von Sternberg or Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau have created their world-famous movie classics here. Even the young Alfred Hitchcock worked here as assistant director and said: “Everything I had to know about filmmaking I learned in Babelsberg”.
Whether the first sound movie, the invention of the ”unchained camera” or the innovative set construction for movies like Metropolis, The Blue Angel or Die Nibelungen (Siegfried), the magic of cinema has always lived in Babelsberg.
With a complete set of services that make Studio Babelsberg a one-stop-shop, the studio employs the most talented and passionate film professionals in Europe and is well known for its unique production services, skillful set construction and huge prop shops. Current references include Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer, Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous, 3D productions The Three Musketeers and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters as well as most recently George Clooney's The Monuments Men, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, Brian Percival's The Book Thief and Marjane Satrapi's The Voices.
With 20 sound stages, various back lots and exterior sets on a 39-acre lot, fist-class technical capabilities, highly skilled crews, attractive shooting locations nearby and its close proximity to the trendy city of Berlin, the Studio offers ideal conditions for any production need.
In addition, Studio Babelsberg offers a wide variety of co-production and financing services and soft money incentives opportunities. Studio Babelsberg is led by the film producers Charlie Woebcken and Christoph Fisser. The company has been listed on the German Stock Exchange since 2005.
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