• Bavarian Film Fund FFF Bayern Announces Scheme to Support International High-End TV Series
  • July 24, 2017 | Author: Viola Bensinger
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Berlin Office
  • On June 14, Bavarian Film Fund FFF Bayern announced that its subsidy scheme for international co-productions, launched in 2013, will be extended to fund high-end TV series. Serial productions co-produced by a German partner and at least one partner from a non-German speaking country with production costs of at least EUR 1.2 million per 60-minute episode (or EUR 20,000 per minute for shorter episodes) are eligible for funding of up to EUR 2 million if the German contribution to the co-production is 30% or more, or at least EUR 5 million. Also, at least 50% of principal photography must take place in Bavaria. The fund's 2017 budget for the support of international co-productions and high-end TV series amounts to EUR 4.73 million.

    Besides FFF Bayern, regional schemes Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB), MFG Baden-Württemberg, and Filmstiftung North Rhine-Westphalia offer subsidies for TV series as well as films. Also, since 2016, the federal German Motion Picture Fund (GMPF) has supported international TV series.