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13. December 2021
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Strong Woman, Punch her in the Face!

Making Women Characters suffer on Television Warning: this text is about, among other things, violence against women portrayed on television. Warning: some of the photographs used may cause unpleasant feelings. I recently read the appeal by Liz Tucker, Chair of … Continue reading

29. October 2021
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Old Women. Visibility. Part I

Yesterday I was standing at the checkout in an organic supermarket. The cashier asked the customer in front of me if she had a student card – that must have given her a discount. The woman went completely berserk with … Continue reading

15. September 2021
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Not bad if you like Men Productions: German TV Awards 21

The German Television Awards 21 – Nominations, Fictional Formats Last week, a colleague from Cologne drew my attention to this year’s nominations for the German Television Prize, which will be awarded tomorrow, September 16, in Cologne. In response, I looked … Continue reading

18. July 2021
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Babylon Testosterone, Generously Funded

I’m getting so tired of it. Why are feature films and television drama still so often produced without women, why does a menmenmen series get several million €€€ from public film funding, in addition to the million €€€ of a … Continue reading

22. June 2021
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Rosy times for Men in NDR Prime-Time Cop Dramas

NDR prime-time Cop Dramas I was invited to do a study of NDR crime films for the current newsletter of the Film & Medienbüro Niedersachsen. With kind permission, here is a translation of the article (pp. 25-27). The share of … Continue reading

21. March 2021
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Is Germany’s Top Cop Drama Getting into Trouble about Quotas?

TATORTs. TV Ratings. Quota for Women Off-Screen. Today I am looking at the 36 new episodes of German Top Cop Drama TATORT in 2020, comparing the shares of men and women in the 6-departments-check (direction, screenplay, camera, sound, editing and … Continue reading

22. December 2020
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Karin Hanczewski – an Inside Story

Karin Hanczewski – actress from Berlin I met Karin Hanczewski in February 20, during the filming of the web series #HEULDOCH – THERAPIE WIE NOCH NIE which was still called PRICKS at that time, and which was screened at Cologne … Continue reading

5. November 2020
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WIFT Germany & SchspIN on Top Cop Drama. Part 4: Composers

Exclusively for WIFT Germany, I’m looking at the list of the 50 Episodes for the Summer Vote (see ARD website) for the 50th anniversary of this Sunday evening crime series with the film women’s magnifying glass. The texts were first … Continue reading

5. October 2020
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WIFT Germany & SchspIN on Top Cop Drama. Part 4: Cinematographers

Exclusively for WIFT Germany, I’m looking at the list of the 50 Episodes for the Summer Vote (see ARD website) for the 50th anniversary of this Sunday evening crime series with the film women’s magnifying glass. The texts were first … Continue reading

8. September 2020
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WIFT Germany & SchspIN on Top Cop Drama. Part 3: Writers

Exclusively for WIFT Germany, I’m looking at the list of the 50 Episodes for the Summer Vote (see ARD website) for the 50th anniversary of this Sunday evening crime series with the film women’s magnifying glass. The texts were first … Continue reading