Oct 30 2013

Luxembourg Presented as Attractive Film Location at Munich Media Days

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SOURCE: http://www.chronicle.lu

At the Munich Media Days held from 16-18 October 2013, the Luxembourg Business Club, in cooperation with SES Astra, the main event sponsor, and the Film Fund Luxembourg presented the film industry in Luxembourg.

As a representative of one of the most productive companies in Luxembourg, SES Astra, Wolfgang Elsaesser, CEO of the Luxembourg Business Club and CEO of Astra Germany GmbH, opened the event. He is also the Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for Bavaria.

Guest of honour, the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Georges Santer, outlined the impressive historical dimension of the media sector in Luxembourg in his address. With the emergence of the two media giants RTL (54 TV channels and 28 radio stations) and SES Astra (operating 54 geostationary satellites), Luxembourg has developed a thriving media industry; as a result, the diversification of the economy has been influenced in the areas of ICT and film production.

Guy Daleiden, of Film Fund Luxembourg, explained the genesis of the film and audiovisual production location in Luxembourg against the background of economic, social and cultural environment in Luxembourg and explained the conditions to receive funding.

Luxembourg follows the principle that supports projects that are rotated “in Europe and mostly in Luxembourg”. On the basis of the bilateral German-Luxembourg Agreement of 2002, films that are made in cooperation with German and Luxembourg producers get access to all the perks of the film industry regulations in both states. The multilingualism of Luxembourg, the professional environment with a variety of specialised companies, as well as easy access to decision-makers, are just some of the advantages of which productions in Luxembourg benefit.

David Grumbach, producer and director at Juliette Films, and more recently CEO of the French company Bac Films Distribution, reported on the challenges of the producers on project financing and stressed the importance of well-designed financial vehicles for the film industry. David Grumbach is involved in the French film fund CINEMA SICAR, which invests exclusively in French language films, and has announced that he is now working on another film fund, the GRAND-DUCHY FUND, which will be active until the end of the year and the first film fund will invest in Luxembourg in European films.

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SOURCE: http://www.chronicle.lu

At the Munich Media Days held from 16-18 October 2013, the Luxembourg Business Club, in cooperation with SES Astra, the main event sponsor, and the Film Fund Luxembourg presented the film industry in Luxembourg.

As a representative of one of the most productive companies in Luxembourg, SES Astra, Wolfgang Elsaesser, CEO of the Luxembourg Business Club and CEO of Astra Germany GmbH, opened the event. He is also the Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for Bavaria.

Guest of honour, the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Georges Santer, outlined the impressive historical dimension of the media sector in Luxembourg in his address. With the emergence of the two media giants RTL (54 TV channels and 28 radio stations) and SES Astra (operating 54 geostationary satellites), Luxembourg has developed a thriving media industry; as a result, the diversification of the economy has been influenced in the areas of ICT and film production.

Guy Daleiden, of Film Fund Luxembourg, explained the genesis of the film and audiovisual production location in Luxembourg against the background of economic, social and cultural environment in Luxembourg and explained the conditions to receive funding.

Luxembourg follows the principle that supports projects that are rotated “in Europe and mostly in Luxembourg”. On the basis of the bilateral German-Luxembourg Agreement of 2002, films that are made in cooperation with German and Luxembourg producers get access to all the perks of the film industry regulations in both states. The multilingualism of Luxembourg, the professional environment with a variety of specialised companies, as well as easy access to decision-makers, are just some of the advantages of which productions in Luxembourg benefit.

David Grumbach, producer and director at Juliette Films, and more recently CEO of the French company Bac Films Distribution, reported on the challenges of the producers on project financing and stressed the importance of well-designed financial vehicles for the film industry. David Grumbach is involved in the French film fund CINEMA SICAR, which invests exclusively in French language films, and has announced that he is now working on another film fund, the GRAND-DUCHY FUND, which will be active until the end of the year and the first film fund will invest in Luxembourg in European films.

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