Simone Bär (Casting Director – Germany) numbers among the most respected European casting directors. After founding the "Casting Studio" in Berlin in 1990, she has worked both nationally and internationally with the finest directors. Her list of credits includes films by the German directors Christian Petzold (Yella), Tom Tykwer (Three) and Marc Rothemund (Man tut was man kann). Moreover, she was responsible for the German casting on Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds and Stephen Daldry's The Reader. In 2002, Simone Bär received the German Casting Award at the Cologne Conference.