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Panel discussion organized by the Bundesverband Casting e.V. (Federal Casting Association)

On German TV and in German films, women are not only significantly underrepresented; they are often given a very clichéd image. Similarly, men and women of other ethnic backgrounds are mainly put in stereotypical roles in German productions.

The BVC invites you to a discussion about existing structures and prospects. We want to hear opinions, collect ideas, and foster sensitivity so that together we can make a change.

The panel includes:

  • Sabine Derflinger (film director)

  • Maria Furtwängler (actress, MaLisa Foundation)

  • Michael Lehmann (CEO and producer, Studio Hamburg Production Group)

  • Claudia Simionescu (editorial department for TV movies, Bayerischer Rundfunk)

  • as well as casting directors: Mario Haack (BVC, Hamburg), Manolya Mutlu (BVC, Stuttgart)

  • Moderator: Stephen Sikder (BVC, Munich)

Free admission. To enable an estimate of audience size, we request that you register by e-mail at No seat reservations can be made, nor can seating be guaranteed. Admission only as long as seats are available. This event will be recorded and published on the Internet at

tags: Film Industry Event

Date & Time

Saturday, 6/29/2019, 11:00 AM (120 Min.)
Gasteig Carl-Orff-Saal