Magazine article Screen International

Quartet Co-Producer DCM Boards Buck's Second Children's Film

Magazine article Screen International

Quartet Co-Producer DCM Boards Buck's Second Children's Film

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DCM, the Berlin-based German co-producer of Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet, is to produce Detlev Buck's second children's film after his 2007 adaptation of Cornelia Funke's Hands Off Mississippi.

Speaking exclusively to ScreenDaily, DCM's Marc Schmidheiny explained that a film version of the children's favourites Bibi & Tina is set to be produced with Boje Buck Produktion next summer.

This will be the second time that DCM has worked with Boje Buck after co-producing the Christian Ulmen comedy Jonas, and Buck's second film set in the equine world after Mississippi, which took over $4.4m ([euro]3.4m) at the German box office.

The adventures of Bibi Blocksberg and her horse-riding friend Tina von Martinshof have been followed by countless budding female equestrians since 1991 through the audiocassettes (with an estimated 140m units sold), an animated TV series and, more recently, an internet portal. DCM have acquired the film rights for Bibi & Tina from Kiddin

x"We are pleased to be working with Buck because he has a special way of looking at things and great charm," co-managing director Christoph Daniel. …

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