Magazine article Variety

'Colours of China' Set as Asia-Euro Co-Prod

Magazine article Variety

'Colours of China' Set as Asia-Euro Co-Prod

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FEATURE DOC "COLOURS of China" will begin shooting this year with DP Mike Single as director.

With a budget of euro3 million ($3.3 million), "Colours" has been set up as a China-Germany-New Zealand co-production involving Germany's Gebrueder Beetz, the Chinese Intercontinental Communications Center (CICC) and New Zealand's Making Movies.

It will be packaged as a feature film for theatrical release and as a five-part spinoffTV series. The film is financed with investment by CICC and German Medienboard Berlin- Brandenburg, while the series is a co-production with ZDF, in association with Arte.

The project was announced at the festival on Friday at a China-Europe co-production meeting organized by the Bridging the Dragon initiative.

"In China, five colors resonate through every layer of traditional and contemporary life, representing emotional, physical, spiritual and directional forces alongside the five elements," said Christian Beetz, CEO of Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion. …

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