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RISING GAZE AT THE GREEN ACTORS LOUNGE

"#metoo - Fashion and Movie - Do German actors and Asian seamstresses have the same problems?" Panel with Dr. Hajo Schumacher (Moderation), Sara Sommerfeldt (Rising Gaze Productions), Leslie Malton (BFFS) and Julia Thimm (Head of Human Rights Tchibo). Watch the video here

WHICH ROLES CAN YOU PLAY?

The identity debate is changing the art of acting. That also brings problems. A very interesting ZEIT essay by Susanne Kaiser. Read the article here

AMAZON STUDIOS IS COMMITTED TO GREATER DIVERSITY

Amazon Studios has released an Inclusion Policy and Playbook to expand the company's commitment to diversity and equality. More about the Amazon Playbook here

TAISIYA SCHUMACHER ABOUT HER OUTING AS ROMNI

Actress Taisiya Schumacher was known to many only by her other first name, Christina: she came out as a Romni last year. Watch the interview on LIVE NACH NEUN here

DOES THE CASTING COUCH REALLY EXIST?

Dr. Mark Benecke interviewed Sara Sommerfeldt and Helena Kontoudakis on the occasion of their open letter to the lawyers of Dieter Wedel. A conversation about abuse of power in the film industry, rape myths and whether acting has something to do with lying. View here

 

FEMICIDES ON TV: YOUNG, FEMALE, DEAD

A normal week on German television from SOKO Stuttgart, Laim to Basque crime shows: Our mass media culture is downright obsessed with female murder victims. Women who emancipate themselves and go their own way are constantly being killed in crime novels. A comment by Susanne Kaiser for Deutschlandfunk Kultur. Listen here

 

HUNDREDS OF STAGE AND FILM CREATORS SIGN OPEN LETTER

"It is an encouraging kind of German premiere," writes EMMA about our open letter. “Over 500 filmmakers criticize Dieter Wedel's three defense lawyers.” Reason: “They spread“ rape myths from the moth box ”by making the alleged victim unbelievable before the trial began”. The Süddeutsche Zeitung even speaks of the "biggest possible accident in the field of ligitation PR", because "what was probably planned as a clever move" has become "a boomerang". So far, more than 600 people have signed, including well-known theater and filmmakers such as Anika Decker, Carolin Kebekus, Jasmin Tabatabai, Claudia Michelsen, Julia von Heinz, Bibiana Beglau, Connie Walther, Isabel Kleefeld, Peter Lohmeyer, Johann von Bülow, Simon Verhoeven, Anne Tismer, Tom Lass, Jochen Schropp, Marie Schleef, Stefan Otteni, Elias Perrig, David Rott, Jan Bosse, Maren Kroymann and many more. Thank you all for your tremendous support!

 

SPIEGEL: Hundreds of stage and filmmakers criticize statements by Wedel's lawyers

EMMA: Is the woman lying again?

RND: Dieter Wedel - Hundreds of filmmakers criticize his lawyers

WDR 1: Filmmakers criticize Wedel's lawyers

Süddeutsche: Justizia hears pretty well

BAD BLOG OF MUSICK: Rape Myths and Dieter Wedel

 

OPEN LETTER TO DIETER WEDEL'S LAWYERS

RAPE MYTHS FROM THE MOTH BOX - a reply by Sara Sommerfeldt, Helena Kontoudakis, Angelika Zacek, Eva Jankowski and France-Elena Damian. Click here for the open letter