DSC 5776b sw   Corinna Mehner
Managing Director

 

Corinna Mehner began in the German film industry in 1992, working with well known directors like Caroline Link, Hans-Christian Schmid and Dominik Graf in various positions such as 2nd assistant director, casting of children, 1st location manager and production manager, having projects such as JENSEITS DER STILLE, PÜNKTCHEN UND ANTON, HIMMEL UND HÖLLE, DIE APOTHEKERIN and MÜNCHEN, GEHEIMNISSE EINER STADT on her track record.

 

From 1999 Corinna Mehner played a major role in establishing Asset Media Munich, a company specialized in 3D- animation. As line producer Ms. Mehner was responsible for setting up production and script development departments, working on several animation series, financing and organizing productions, developing trailers as sales tools, and advising clients.

 

In 2001 Ms. Mehner became head of production at the Film Fund MFP/KGAL of the Dresdner Bank, where she was able to take a close look at the inner structures of major Hollywood studios such as Paramount. On behalf of KGAL Ms. Mehner was involved in big-budget Hollywood productions such MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 2, DER ANSCHLAG, ZOOLANDER and ABANDONED.

 

From 2002 Ms. Mehner became managing director of Velvet Mediendesign GmbH, the internationally most successful media design company in Germany. Velvet Mediendesign produces television commercials for Arte, Sat1, Showtime, Star TV, TVN, Telemadrid, Al-Jazeera, etc. Here she was responsible for personnel, contracts, production, controlling, marketing and planning.

 

In August 2003, Corinna Mehner founded blue eyes Fiction GmbH & Co. KG together with Martin Husmann, the managing director of blue eyes Film & Television GmbH & Co. KG. Ms Mehner is the managing director and co-owner of blue eyes Fiction.

 

Since founding blue eyes Fiction has produced the German debut feature 3° COLDER, which won a Silver Leopard in Locarno, and the European coproduction SHADOWS, which premiered in the Special Presentations section at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007. Her third project, the children's films LILLY THE WITCH was be released by Walt Disney Studios in February 2009 and attracted 1.2 Mio viewers in Germany. Being a European Co-production and a Walt Disney Franchise the first Sequel of Lilly the Witch had various successful releases in European countries such as Austria, Spain, Holland and France.

   Professional experience

Filmography as Producer / Managing Director blue eyes

 

2003 - 2005

3° COLDER, Debut film for BR / ARTE and theatrical Release
Dir: Florian Hoffmeister

 

2004 - 2007

SHADOWS, Feature Film for BR and international theatrical release
Dir: Milcho Manchevski

 

2007 - 2008

 

 

LILLY THE WITCH - THE DRAGON AND THE MAGIC BOOK, Family Entertainment Film for Walt Disney,
Dir: Stefan Ruzowitzky

2009

LILLY THE WITCH – THE JOURNEY TO MANDOLAN, Family Entertainment Film, Dir: Harald Sicheritz, Distributor: Walt Disney

THE LITTLE KNIGHT CALLED TRENK, 2-D animated TV Series for ZDF

YOKO, Family Entertainment Film

 

 

 

 

 

 

Markus

  Markus Golisano
Line Producer

 


Markus Golisano is Head of Finance and Line Producer. He has been with the company since its inception in 2003. He is responsible for cost calculations and monitoring for blue eyes Fiction. As line producer he heads the production team during production. In the past he has been a freelanced Line Producer and worked also as management consultant for companies in the media industry.

 

 

Professional experience

 

Since 2005

Freelanced Line Producer for blue eyes Fiction

GmbH & Co. KG: 

3° COLDER, Feature Film

SHADOWS, Feature Film

LILLY THE WITCH – THE DRAGON AN THE MAGIC BOOK, Feature Film

LILLY THE WITCH – JOURNEY TO MANDOLAN, Feature Film

YOKO, Feature Film

LITTLE KNIGHT TRENK, TV Series (13 episodes), 1st Season

LITTLE KNIGHT TRENK, TV Series (13 episodes) 2nd Season

Freelanced Line Producer at the Univ. of Film & TV in Munich (2006)

Freelanced management consultant for the media industry

 

2003 - 2005

 

Production management and controlling at 

blue eyes Film & Television GmbH & Co. KG in Ismaning

 

1998 - 2003 

Various film- and TV productions as location manager, later as production manager

 

1996/97

Controller at Cineproject GmbH, Munich

 

1995 

Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Georg Simon Ohm University of applied sciences, Nuremberg

 

 

 

 

Carolin neu   Carolin Dassel
Director / Junior Producer

 


Carolin Dassel joined the team as assistant Producer in November 2007 to advance to the position of Creative Producer in 2009. She is a graduate of the Munich Film Academy in directing and has excellent contacts to the young generation of filmmakers. In the past ten years she has realized a number of documentaries as producer, director and cinematographer including various shoots on location in India, Italy and Finland. Carolin Dassel’s years of production experience are a strong asset for structuring development and production.In 2003 she launched her own company together with Joseph Reidinger, Head of Laboratory, Film & TV Services and Digital of ARRI. Together with Mr. Reidinger, Carolin Dassel produces feature length documentaries, as well as aiming towards docudramas and the coproduction of feature films.Currently she is producing LILLY THE WITCH - THE JOURNEY TO MANDOLAN, which has entered the postproduction and will proceed to take responsibility for YOKO.

 

Professional experience

 

1992 - 1996

Studies of Theatre- & Communication Science, LMU Munich

 

1993 - 1996

Assistant Director / Production Assistant, Commercials i.motion media GmbH
Author for Cinema-, TV- and Radio Spots for Achim Szymanski

 

1993 - 1998

Assistant Director / Set Manager for Documentaries, Karmann Medienproduktion
Assistant to Marketing Manager, Buena Vista International (Germany) GmbH

 

1996 - 2004

Studies of Documentary Film and TV Production, Directing and Camera, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF), Munich

 

2003 - 2007

Author / Director / Producer / Editorial Manager at Janus TV GmbH

 

2003 - 2008

foundation of devifilm GbR with Joseph Reidinger (ARRI)
Producer / Director

 

Since Nov. 2007

Producer blue eyes Fiction GmbH & Co. KG for Int. International Feature Films

 

Filmography Directing / Camera / Producer

 

1997 - 1999

MUNICH in ARTIFICIAL LIGHT, Image Films, Directing / Camera
BLUE DESERT, Documentary Camera / Co-Direction
CHUDO, Filmessay, Directing / Camera

 

2000

PALERMO SUSSURA Feature Film 1st Assistant Director / 2nd Unit Camera, Dir: Wolf Gaudlitz
CLOSELY OBSERVED STATION Documentary, Camera,
Dir: Babette Ellen
LANDSCAPE IN INDIA, Shortfilm, 10 min, Directing

 

2002

TIME & SPACE (a.k.a.: TANZ MEINES LEBENS), Documentary Film
Directing / Camera, Prod: Carolin Dassel, Anja C. Klement

 

2005

THE VIRGIN OF PALERMO, Documentary Film
Producer / 2nd Unit Camera, Dir: Antonio Guidi

 

2006

NIRMALA DEVI - Freedom & Liberation Documentary Film
Directing and Production: devifilm GbR

 

2007

TIO FEDE, Documentary Film / Debut
Producer / Script Dir: Raúl F. San Miguel

 

2008

ARRANGED LUCK (in postproduction), Documentary 90 min,
Production / Producer Dir: Daniela Creutz
THE HUNGRY TIDE (in development) Feature Film / Drama
Creative Producer / Co-Producer

 

2009

LILLY THE WITCH - THE JOURNEY TO MANDOLAN, Family Entertainment Film, Dir: Harald Sicheritz, Distributor: Walt Disney
GLÜCKSFORMELN, (in financiation), Documentary 90 min
Dir: Larissa Trüby

YOKO, Familiy Entertainment Film

 

  Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner
Associate Producer / Lawyer

 


Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner has accompanied the company from the beginning. He is a partner at SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte, one of the most highly regarded media law practices in Germany. Dr. Peschel-Mehner's legal expertise is invaluable, but he is also a key advisor and brings important contacts into the company.
Born in 1966 Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner was admitted to the bar in 1997.

 

Areas of practice

 

Media and Entertainment Law and IT Law, Internet and E-Business Industrial Property and Competition Law.

In the above-listed areas of practice Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner is a member of the Practice Groups Film & TV, Games, Advertising, as well as Internet and E-Business.

He consults clients in the areas of Media and Entertainment Law, in particular in all matters relating to the film and TV industry, covering all fields from financing to production and on to evaluating the individual TV and film productions. He focuses on consulting in contractual matters and on handling existing legal risks, such as personal rights, acquisition and distribution of the required rights of use, and structuring the proceeds of the individual productions. Special areas of activity are furthermore all issues relating to the protection of formats and the observance of sponsorship conditions.
Dr. Peschel-Mehner furthermore specializes in consulting international game publishers and studios, in particular concentrating on types of financing, licensing issues and the acquisition of game projects.
In the Internet and E-Business field he acts as consultant for important Internet portals, online services and platforms for so-called "user-generated content" and in connection with the online- and Internet exploitation of the contents of classical media houses.

Concerning the field of Competition Law, Dr. Andreas Peschel-Mehner has acquired expert knowledge particularly in the assessment of the admissible limits of advertising efforts and price competitions.

 

Practice Description

 

Film and TV Production
Format and Title Protection
Games, Internet and E-Business
Copyright Issues
M&A Competition Law

 

Further Qualifications / previous positions help

 

Until 1996: Research associate at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International
Patent-, Copyright-, Competition- and Trademark Law in Munich

 

 

 

 

  Karla Schumann
Assistant line producer



 

 

 

 

 

Seitz Kerstin sw KLEIN   Kerstin Seitz
Accountant