How does a talented actor become a star? How can an agent promote an
actor's professional career and best advise him or her in an ever
changing European film landscape? The work of talent agencies will be
discussed by young stars and agents from various European countries at a
workshop event to be hosted by European Film Promotion (EFP) in
cooperation with Filmfest Hamburg on 4 October from 17.00 - 19.00.
The panel will feature three European actors who were presented by EFP
at the Berlinale as "Shooting Stars - Europe's best young actors":
Alexander Fehling (German Shooting Star 2011, Goethe!, If Not Us,
Who), Dorka Gryllus (Hungarian Shooting Star 2005, Soul Kitchen,
Irina Palm) and Anamaria Marinca (Romanian Shooting Star 2008,
Storm, Boogie). In addition, we will be welcoming the
Berlin-based talent agent Bernhard Hoestermann, the Danish talent
agent and manager Anne Lindberg and the Berlin-based casting
director Anja Dihrberg onto the panel.
European Film Promotion is a Hamburg-based network with members from 32
European countries, which promotes European cinema and its talents
around the globe. The promotion programmes of EFP (incl. "Shooting
Stars") are supported financially by the MEDIA Programme of the
The event "Don't call us - we'll call you!" is free of charge and will
be held in the Studio Hamburg Lounge (at the Abaton/Festival Centre).
Please register in writing by sending an email to:
Information on the panelists:
Alexander Fehling - Shooting Star Germany 2011
After his role in Quentin
Inglourious Basterds, Alexander Fehling appeared in Philipp
and Andres Veiel's
Not Us, Who. He has just returned from the shoot in Canada
of Philipp Stölzl's international co-production The Expatriate. His
The River Used To Be A Man (Jan Zabeil) is currently touring
through international film festivals.
Dorka Gryllus - Shooting Star Hungary 2005
The Hungarian Dorka Gryllus has been living in
Berlin for a number of years and has appeared in numerous
German-language feature films and TV movies (Tatort, Fremde
Heimat, Schicksalsjahre). After her role in Sam Garbarski's
Palm, she also played in Fatih Akin's
Kitchen and Wolfgang Murnberger's
Anamaria Marinca - Shooting Star Romania 2008
The Romanian actress lives in London and became known to
international audiences through Cristian Mungiu's prize-winning
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. After her award-winning
Boogie by Radu Muntean she had a leading role in Hans-Christian
Bernhard Hoestermann - talent agent - Germany
Bernhard Hoestermann has been arranging and supervising film and
theatre engagements in his "Agency for Actors" since 1990 for such
actors as Alexander Fehling, Jessica Schwarz and Robert Stadlober.
He is a founding member of the "Association of Agencies for Film,
Television & Theatre".
Anne Lindberg - talent agent/manager - Denmark
The Danish talent agent and manager Anne Lindberg
represents some of the most well-known Scandinavian actors (incl.
Nikolaj Lie Kaas from Denmark, David Dencik from Sweden) through
"Lindberg Management". The agency is based in Copenhagen and works
on both a national and international level.
Anja Dihrberg - Casting-Director - Germany
Dihrberg worked as a director at theatres in Berlin, Vienna, and
elsewhere before she moved into the film and television industry.
She has been working as a freelance casting director since 1997 and
cast for many successful German and international feature films,
Jud Süss (Oskar Roehler),
(Philipp Stölzl) und
Chicken with Plums (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud).
Karin Dix, concept and organisation:
Mareen Gerisch, press:
EFP is financially
supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and its member
organisations. Promotional and PR activities are also funded by the
Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image animée (CNC) and private
partners. The event takes place in cooperation with Filmfest Hamburg.
The Hamburg office is financially supported by the German
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the
Ministry of Culture of the City of Hamburg.