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31. December 2023
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TATORTE 2023: The Michael Gaze

Seit ungefähr zeitgleich mit dem Fernsehkrimifestival im März 2020 (Fernsehkrimis – die Jury sind wir!) die Pandemie nach Deutschland kam ist es mir gelungen, allen Coronaviren aus dem Weg zu gehen. Aber in der Weihnachtszeit 23 war es leider soweit. … Continue reading

17. September 2023
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Erste Halbzeit 2023: 48 zu 44!

TATORTE Erste Halbzeit 2023: 48 zu 44 Ja, der Titel erinnert an ein außer gewöhnlich torreiches Handballspiel, aber tatsächlich geht es wieder einmal um TATORTE, mit aktuellen Zahlen und zwei guten Nachrichten. 6-Gewerke-Check 2023 Sommerpause Die 23 bis zur Sommerpause … Continue reading

6. October 2022
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Series Report 2022 in English at WCOS in København

The World Conference of Screenwriters 2022 (WCOS) is held in Copenhagen on 5 and 6 October 2022, organized by the Danske Dramatikere / Danish Writers Guild. It is the 5th biennial conference for professional screenwriters from around the world, which … Continue reading

26. July 2021
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Filmfest München 21: New German Cinema & TV Movies

From July 1 to 10, 2021, this year’s Munich Film Festival took place, for real, in an open-air edition. Four awards were announced in advance, Senta Berger and Robin Wright received the CineMerit Award, Franka Potente the Margot Hielscher Award … 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

16. April 2021
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Fair Participation: Yes, it is possible.

No April Fool’s joke: half of the TATORT screenplays by female authors – #jaesgeht On 1 April, I posted the ARD news on Instagram that half the top cop drama TATORT’s scripts will be by female authors, i.e. written by … 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

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