Actors Industry Network in framework of European Shooting Stars 2014 / Maria Dragus with casting directors

Feature films are increasingly being made as international co-productions. There are numerous funding possibilities for European films. And the film markets at festivals are successful places to sell the films. But what consequences does this internatonalisation have on the casting of films? Are the director, casting director and producer really looking beyond the national borders for the cast? Are actors having to adapt their education and training to a changing market? And what can they do?

These and other questions will be discussed by: the former European Shooting Stars Marta Kanga Antonio (Belgium) and Maria Dragus (Germany/Romania), film director M. X. Oberg, film director, producer and lecturer at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg Prof Christian Wagner, casting directors Iris Baumüller and Tanja Grunwald. Moderation by Loretta Stern

The event is a collaboration of European Film Promotion ( ) / Shooting Stars ( ) as part of Filmfest Hamburg.

The panelists are:

Actress Martha Canga Antonio (Belgium), European Shooting Star 2016, who also presents her film “Black” at Filmfest Hamburg

Actress Maria Dragus (Germany), European Shooting Star 2014, who also presents her film “Graduation” at Filmfest Hamburg

Casting Director Iris Baumüller (Germany) responsible among many others for the European cast for “Point Break” (2015) by Ericson Cave. She also teaches at the International Film School in Cologne.

Casting Director Tanja Grunwald (Denmark), who among many others casted “Tordenskjold & Kold” (2016) by Henrik Ruben Genz.

Director M. X. Oberg (Germany), who also presents his film “Zazy” at Filmfest Hamburg.

Director and Producer Prof. Christian Wagner (Germany) shot “Das Ende der Geduld” in 2014 and is co-founder and holds a chair at the Filmacademy Baden-Wurttemberg.


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