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German producer Jamila Wenske has left One Two Films to head Achtung Panda!, a Berlin-based film production company.
Wenske succeeds former managing director Helge Albers, who left Achtung Panda! to become the new CEO of regional funder Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.
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Wenske partnered with Sol Bondy and Christoph Lange to launch One Two Films in 2010. The Berlin company has co-produced domestic and international productions, including Jennifer Fox’s “The Tale,” Isabel Coixet’s “The Bookshop” and Vadim Perelman’s “Persian Lessons.”
Variety selected Wenske and Bondy for its 10 Producers to Watch list last year.
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Producer Melanie Blocksdorf, who previously worked at Berlin-based Propellerfilm, is joining Wenske at Achtung Panda!
Established as a joint venture in 2015 between Danny Krausz’s Vienna-based Dor Film and Oliver Damian’s 27 Films in Berlin, Achtung Panda! had largely focused on documentaries under Albers’ management. But Wenske and Blocksdorf, along with project manager Carli Hameder, intend to expand the company’s slate to encompass more international feature film co-productions.
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Wenske has brought to Achtung Panda! a number of international projects she was previously producing at One Two Films, including “Fools,” by award-winning Polish filmmaker Tomasz Wasilewski (“The United States of Love”), in co-production with Poland’s Ewa Puszczynska (“Cold War”) and Romania’s...
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