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Germany: Tangram Filmproduktion

Tangram Filmproduktion
April 1, 2006

Tangram Filmproduktion
Munich, Germany
www.tangramfilm.de

Christian Bauer, Tangram’s CEO, has been making films since 1980. They range from highly personal feature docs like the award-winning Missing Allen, a film about his search for a disappeared friend and colleague completed in 2001, to Cowgirls, a documentary ‘chick flick’ about cowgirl boot camp completed in 2005, to Metropolis – The Power of Cities, a big-budget television series using cgi, completed in 2003.

Where do such diverse ideas come from? ‘Sometimes lightning strikes,’ says Bauer, ‘but most of the time it’s careful observation of our markets and continuous talks with our filmmakers.’ Bauer also stays in close contact with broadcasters. ‘We shape the subject and the form according to their programming needs.’

Subjects for upcoming projects include the Cold War, ancient cultures, art theft and forgery. Says Bauer: ‘Our new challenge is to take German stories – and we don’t mean WWII and Nazis – to the international scene.’

Recent titles: The Ritchie Boys, Missing Allen
Employees: 10
Upcoming includes: The Great Radio War, The Secret of the Snake Goddess, The Lost Jewels of the Medici, The State of Beer, The Allen Chronicle

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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