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Christoph Waltz, Sebastian Stan, Tom Wlaschiha Celebrate Berlinale Films at Studio Babelsberg Party


Sebastian Stan, whose “A Different Man” screens in the Berlin Film Festival, Christoph Waltz and Tom Wlaschiha, the “Faceless Man” in “Game of Thrones,” were among the guests at Studio Babelsberg Night, the historic Berlin film studios’ party at Soho House Berlin held to celebrate the 74th edition of the festival. The event was supported by Mexican tequila brand Don Julio, the Motion Picture Assn. and Little Moons. Variety was the media partner.

Among the leading filmmakers welcomed by Babelsberg were Fatih Akin, who won Berlin’s Golden Bear in 2004, Julia von Heinz, whose film “Treasure,” starring Lena Dunham, plays at the Berlinale, and Tom Tykwer, who shot series “Babylon Berlin” at Babelsberg and recently shot feature film “The Light” there.

Christoph Waltz
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Other directors and writers at the party included “Dark” creators Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, who shot Netflix’s “1899” at Babelsberg, Lars Kraume, Detlev Buck and David Wnendt. Among the well-known actors at the party were Til Schweiger, Tom Schilling, David Schütter, Veronica Ferres, Thomas Kretschmann, Annabelle Wallis, Clemens Schick and Lisa-Marie Koroll.

Also attending were Ashley Rice, president and co-managing partner of Babelsberg’s parent company Cinespace Studios and a member of Babelsberg’s board, Helen Hoehne, president of the Golden Globes, and Ramin Setoodeh, co-editor-in-chief of Variety.

Lars Kraume, Tom Wlaschiha
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Babelsberg was bought by TPG Real Estate Partners at the end of 2021, and last year it was integrated into TPG’s Cinespace Studios, which is one of the largest production facility operators in the world with 109 stages. This was the first Studio Babelsberg Night under the umbrella of Cinespace Studios.

Rice said: “Berlinale brings together the most talented and passionate creatives from all over the world. We are proud to celebrate with so many German and international filmmakers in this new chapter of the studio’s history.”

Founded in 1912, Babelsberg is one of the oldest studios in the world. It comprises 21 studios and sound stages, various backlots and exterior sets across more than 42 acres.

Among the films it has hosted are “Metropolis,” “The Blue Angel,” “The Pianist,” “The Bourne Supremacy” and “Bridge of Spies.” Among the productions that have shot recently at Babelsberg are Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City,” “John Wick: Chapter 4,” “The Matrix Resurrections” and “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”

Marie Steinmann, Tom Tykwer
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