Warner Bros. Launches $1.1 million Funding Initiative in Germany

Warner Bros.’ Hamburg-based German division, Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH, has agreed for the first time to financial contributions of €1 million ($1.1 million) annually for regional funder Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein (Ffhsh).

The three-year deal, signed between Warner Bros. and the Ffhsh on Friday, marks the first time that Warner Bros. has contributed to any of Germany’s eight main regional funds. The Ffhsh will allocate 25% of the new funding to projects from young up-and-coming filmmakers.

“Warner Bros. has been committed to German film through investments as a co-producer and distributor since 1995,” said Willi Geike, Warner Bros. Entertainment president and managing director.

“With our new initiative at the Ffhsh, we want to support young screenwriting talents and filmmakers from the region, enable the production of innovative feature films and strengthen Hamburg as a location.”

Ffhsh managing director Helge Albers added: “We are very pleased that with Warner Bros., a big major in Hamburg
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