TV / Media



It felt like point zero

Production company “Filmgarnitur” realises creative and very personal projects:

Sven Michael Otto and Christoph Rohrscheidt founded the production company “Filmgarnitur” just before the pandemic. Looking back, it was a great chance for creative and very personal projects. Sometimes life just…


A happy ending for Theater Ost

A cultural mainstay of Adlershof finds safety in its old, new home:

Ever since the Berlin Wall fell, the landmarked building on Moriz Seeler Strasse was up for sale on the condition that it was used either for culture or media. “What was missing,” says Kathrin Schülein from Theater…


“Building this studio was a dream of mine”

One of Europe’s largest XR (extended reality) studios is being created in Adlershof’s Science City:

Head lighting technician Mike Zimmermann and his company Lichthaus Berlin GmbH are pioneers of environmentally friendly movie production. Productions at the new studio in Adlershof are 100 percent sustainable. …


Two movie buffs and a hamster do advertising

Explainer videos are more than moving-image manuals:

Size doesn’t matter according to Willi Haninger, CEO and creative producer at Angry Hamster UG. Haninger and his business partner Marina Izquierdo work with a team of ten freelancers. “Our strength is that we tend to…


An incisive experience in the company's 30-year history

Rost Werbetechnik is fighting for survival and created the “Cardboardience”:

At first glance, it seems like the TV studio is full. Every second audience member, however, is made of cardboard. Since mid-March 2020 well-known German TV shows have been shooting without an audience for safety…


A treasure trove of costumes and props

The costumes and props of the Adlershofer Fundus is the place to go for authentic film sets:

The Adlershofer Fundus is an institution of Berlin’s television landscape: both a piece of cultural history and a place where the city’s filmmakers meet. Many well-known film sets were equipped and are still equipped…


Berlin’s forgotten dream factory

The Johannisthaler Filmanstalten (Jofa) film studios were founded a hundred years ago:

The year 1920 began with some far-reaching changes for the German Empire. On 10 January, the Treaty of Versailles became effective. In Johannisthal and Adlershof, two then-rural communities on the south-eastern…


Secret places

Time travelling through the Egg Room, the magnificent director’s office, and other hidden places:

A neon-lit corridor, cold and long, leads up to the director’s office – decorated with all kinds of insignia of power. The R1 building with its rather austere exterior was once home to the television broadcaster of…


Growth with a clear focus

MediaCity Adlershof is expanding:

Prices for real estate in Berlin are increasing, while additional land for new businesses is scarce. The Adlershof site is becoming more densely populated. This is a new development. The doors keep turning at the…


A hero’s quest

Virtual reality worlds are interactive adventure stories for the whole family:

On Sophienstrasse, in the utmost centre of Berlin, there is a gate do a different world. An infinite number of worlds, to be precise. A head-high metal frame on a plywood pedestal, a fan and a smell generator on the…


Table 4.0

System 180 GmbH develops inspiring office environments:

Agile work cultures in companies are key to master the diverse challenges of the digital age. Even large corporations are realising this. They are opening innovation labs, factories and hubs that foster creativity…


Election debates only take place every four years

Interview with Nick Zimmermann and Mike Krüger from Studio Berlin about turbulent times, the digitisation of business and the recovery of companies:

The “Kanzlerduell” TV debate, German elections – The past month have surely been eventful. Are you happy with 2017?Zimmermann: We had a very positive and busy year in a difficult market environment.Krüger: The…


Retirement? No, thanks

Reinhard Mann and his team at auvisign GmbH provide their customers with video and sound:

New Year’s Eve or the World Cup party at the Brandenburg Gate, large church conventions or the German gymnastics festival – Reinhard Mann, Johannes Raack and their auvisign team provide their customers with the…


The Mothership

Concert films and music videos from the Adlershof Media City:

Back when he was in school, Markus Mörtz used to hand in presentations on video. This passion for photography and moving images was handed down from his father, Frank Machel, who was likewise infected with the “movie…


The Master of Plucking Strings

How soundtrack composer Moritz Denis gets ideas for his music:

Why weren’t any shots fired at the Monday demonstrations in Leipzig in 1989? A new comedy of errors featuring Erich Honecker and a doppelganger, which will be in cinemas in March 2017, tries to give an answer to this…


Creating a Series is an Art Form

Interview with television and film producer Beatrice Kramm:

Beatrice Kramm is the manager of the production company “Film- and Fernsehgesellschaft Polyphon” and has been president of the ÍHK, Berlin’s chamber of commerce and industry, since March. She has not given up on…


Looking back

Director Lutz Pehnert on the female presenters of the GDR television and other stories from East Germany:

These young women were the face of GDR television, they shaped TV events, and became “good friends” who were welcome in people’s living rooms. Some of them were nurses, teachers, or doctors, who worked TV presenters…


The Perfect Illusion

The camera robot Milo Long Arm steals the show with its special effects:

Actors appearing multiple times in one frame, dwarves fighting giants, superheroes flying through a metropolis, or battling masses made up of thousands of warriors – hardly any blockbuster production is complete…


Cinematic events

In the former airplane hangar in the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Straße a very special event location is being built:

The name is Long Arm. Milo Long Arm. The long arm of the camera robot is not primarily designed for serving sparkling wine, it is true. „But“, Stephan Horst of Visavis film production assures us that „he would most…


Passions and Proportions

Christian Schmidt is a violin maker, musician, and painter:

A virgin’s urine for the varnish, wood from trees cut on new moon – there are many myths surrounding the Lombardic violin maker families Amati, Stradivari or Guaneri. All over the world these musical names make the…

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