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Filmfest Hamburg: European Film Promotion hosts a workshop discussion

Press releases 2011-09-13

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 EU.

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Information on the panelists:

Alexander Fehling - Shooting Star Germany 2011

After his role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Alexander Fehling appeared in Philipp Stölzl's film Goethe! and Andres Veiel's If Not Us, Who. He has just returned from the shoot in Canada of Philipp Stölzl's international co-production The Expatriate. His film project 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 Irina Palm, she also played in Fatih Akin's Soul Kitchen and Wolfgang Murnberger's The Boneman.

Anamaria Marinca - Shooting Star Romania 2008

The Romanian actress lives in London and became known to international audiences through Cristian Mungiu's prize-winning drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. After her award-winning performance in Boogie by Radu Muntean she had a leading role in Hans-Christian Schmid's Storm.


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

Anja 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, including Jud Süss (Oskar Roehler), Goethe! (Philipp Stölzl) und Chicken with Plums (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud).

Further information: www.shooting-stars.eu, www.efp-online.com

Contact EFP:

Karin Dix, concept and organisation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +49 40- 390 6252
Mareen Gerisch, press: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +49 40- 390 6252

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.