Magazine article Screen International

Fack Ju Producer Moves to Constantin

Magazine article Screen International

Fack Ju Producer Moves to Constantin

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Lena Schömann, producer of box office hit Fack Ju Göhte (Suck Me Shakespeer), is switching to Constantin Film after 12 years at the distributor-producer's subsidiary Rat Pack Filmproduktion.

Schömann's credits at Rat Pack included The Crocodiles family film franchise and 3D adventure Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods directed by Christian Ditter..

Together with Becker, she produced writer-director Bora Dagtekin's box-office hits Turkish For Beginners and Suck Me Shakespeer which has seen by over 7m cinema-goers in Germany alone and has taken over [EUR] 52 m since its release last November.

Schömann's first project at Constantin will be the sequel to Suck Me Shakespeer, which will begin shooting this summer and be released by Constantin Film on September 10, 2015.

Suck Me Shakespeer, which won a German Film Award last month as the country's most successful feature of 2013, is handled internationally by Berlin-based sales outfit Picture Tree International.

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