Magazine article Screen International

'Captain America: Civil War' Benefits from New German Funding

Magazine article Screen International

'Captain America: Civil War' Benefits from New German Funding

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The new opportunities came after the Munich-based regional film fund FFF Bayern extended its dedicated international co-production funding programme to include support for VFX producers based in Bavaria.

According to Ilse Aigner, Bavaria's Minister for Economics and Media, Energy and Technology, the additional funding would support local companies "in this difficult international competitive market", bolster Bavaria's position as a VFX hub and, simultaneously, benefit the overall sector as the measure will bring additional productions to Bavaria.

VFX studio Trixter was awarded $495,000 (euro450,000) for the virtual shoot of Captain America: Civil War in order to begin work on the production from the end of August.

The co-production between Marvel Studios' Vita-Ray-Dutch Productions III and Studio Babelsberg is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a cast led by Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Daniel Brühl.

FFF Bayern's advisory board also decided to allocate $302,000 (euro275,000) to ScanlineVFX for the digital sets it will be creating for Steven Quale's action film The Lake, based on a screenplay by Luc Besson and Richard Wenk. …

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