GERMANY ISSUE 573 Dec 2015

Casting und Location Regina Kaczmarek Frankfurt Photo & Film Production Services

Regina Kaczmarek, founder of Frankfurt-based Agentur Kaczmarek, was an art director before setting up her current business. Today, her company handles casting, locations and permitting across a range of media including TV, commercials and photo shoots.

Regina has worked on a number of high-profile projects including a recent film for Samsung entitled '360 degree VR' to celebrate the 25th anniversary of German reunification, as well as a documentary for the US Olympic Committee about the East German team's doping at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

"Regina emphasises the value of expert knowledge in being able to identify the right locations - especially in urban enviroments: 'I know a lot about architecture because I was involved in putting on a series of architecture-based events for a number of years,' she says.

She also agrees that getting the balance between film and the real world is crucial: 'If you find a nice location but have no permit, that's no use to anyone. You have to know how to make things happen, for example when producers want to get permits for drone cameras.'" Andy Frey, KFTV.

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