Sunday, February 15, 2015

Annual Reception to Honor German Nominees for the Oscar Awards is Almost Here!

Pacific Palisades, CA—At Pacific Coast Highway and Sunset Boulevard high on a hill with a stunning view overlooking the ocean is Villa Aurora.  This was once the playground of film icons such as Marlene Dietrich and Charlie Chaplin. 
Today Villa Aurora is an exciting artist’s residence, owned by the German government.  It’s contributions to art, music and film is immeasurable.  The same could be said here for the German government.  
The partnership between American and German filmmakers has brought thrilling film after film to both European and American audiences,
On Saturday February 21st German Films, Villa Aurora (Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles) and the Consulate General of The Federal Republic of Germany will host its Pre-Oscar event.  In honor of the German Oscar® nominees:
This year they will be honoring the following:
Director Wim Wenders -  nominated for THE SALT OF THE EARTH as Best Documentary Feature
Team of CITIZENFOUR  nominated as Best Documentary Feature:
Dirk Wilutzky ( Producer)
Mathilde Bonnefoy ( Producer)
Laura Poitras ( Director)
Patricia Schlesinger ( Commissioning Editor Norddeutscher Rundfunk)
Barbara Biermann ( Commissioning Editor Norddeutscher Rundfunk)
Bettina Reitz ( Director TV Bayerischer Rundfunk)
Hubert von Spreti (Commissioning Editor Bayerischer Rundfunk)
Sonja Scheider ( Commissioning Editor Bayerischer Rundfunk)
Carl Bergengruen ( Managing Director MFG Baden-Württemberg)
Team of THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL -  nominated for nine Oscars®  i .a. Best Motion Picture of the Year:
Charlie Woebcken ( Executive Producer Studio Babelsberg)
Henning Molfenter ( Executive Producer Studio Babelsberg)
Christoph Fisser ( Executive Producer Studio Babelsberg)
Jeremy Dawson ( Producer )
Miki Emmrich (   Line Producer)
Carl Bergengruen ( Managing Director MFG Baden-Württemberg)
Kirsten Niehuus ( Managing Director  Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg)
Generous Film Funding has made some great films possible over the years.  Renowned directors such as Paul Verhoeven, Quentin Taratino, Werner Herzog and so many other artists were able to thrill audiences because of this important support.
The German government understands that making films is important to a nations economy and quality of life.
I look forward to attending this gala and sharing with you interviews, video and some surprises from this exciting event. 
Here is my drone’s-eye view of the Villa on a somewhat dreary day last year.

1 comment:

Deek said...

Sounds like fun and a lot of creative people!