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Mina Avramova is new managing director of Fortune Cookie 960 398 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

Mina Avramova is new managing director of Fortune Cookie

Mina Avramova is now in charge of Fortune Cookie. Most recently, she oversaw the projects “CULPA” and “Der letzter Wille” (“The Last Will”) as producer. As a new partner and…

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Double Success for Ulrike Grote and “Culpa” 956 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

Double Success for Ulrike Grote and “Culpa”

Ulrike Grote’s impro drama “Culpa” was acclaimed “Best Narrative Feature” at the 45th annual Atlanta Film Festival. The jury of the festival was “wholly impressed by not only the film…

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“The Last Will” on Netflix now 960 362 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“The Last Will” on Netflix now

The comedy series “The Last Will” will be streamed on Netflix from this Thursday (April 15, 2021) on. When a benefactor’s niece inherits a retirement home and wants to sell…

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“Culpa” on US Festival Tour 960 390 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“Culpa” on US Festival Tour

Ulrike Grote’s film “Culpa” is invited to further US festivals. “Culpa” is nominated for “Best Film” and Ulrike Grote as “Best Director” at the “L.A. Festival of Cinema”. “Culpa” is…

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“Culpa” screened at the “Big Apple Film Festival” 956 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“Culpa” screened at the “Big Apple Film Festival”

Ulrike Grote’s improvisational drama “Culpa” will be available online from 13th to 15th November. The film was selected for the fall edition of the “Big Apple Film Festival” and can…

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“The Last Will” – Broadcast starts in October 960 393 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“The Last Will” – Broadcast starts in October

Ella would like to sell the ailing and underfunded “Villa September” retirement home, which she inherited from her aunt, immediately. However, a clause in the will thwarts the plan: only…

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CULPA wins in New York 924 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

CULPA wins in New York

“Culpa” was named “Film of the Month” at the New York International Film Festival, where it won several awards. We are happy for Ulrike Grote, who received the award for…

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Open Letter in Memoriam Rutger Hauer 879 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

Open Letter in Memoriam Rutger Hauer

To our Dear Friend Rutger, Sadly, exactly one year ago today, you left us. Your spirit, love, directness, courage, joyful laughter, and curiosity for everything that came your way are…

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WRAP: CULPA 960 390 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

WRAP: CULPA

In the improvisational drama CULPA, a couple is at a crossroads – if they want to stay together, they have to learn to live with a heavy loss. Ulrike Grote…

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Fortune Cookie reads 927 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

Fortune Cookie reads

Thanks to Corona, there are now many great readings online. We have bundled some of them on a platform. The offer is aimed at all ages. Poems, songs and fairy…

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FairFilmAward 2020 goes to Fortune Cookie 960 390 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

FairFilmAward 2020 goes to Fortune Cookie

Dear Team Before and Behind the Scenes, We won it! The FairFilmAward 2020 is ours – thanks to all of you! This prize means a lot to us, as it…

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THE LAST WILL nominated for the “Fair Film Award” 960 369 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

THE LAST WILL nominated for the “Fair Film Award”

For the second time in a row “Fortune Cookie” film production is nominated for the “Fair Film Award”. This time our series “The Last Will” is competing for the award.…

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THE LAST WILL 640 275 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

THE LAST WILL

A retirement home populated by headstrong and unconventional individuals, mutinous staff members and a new management with altogether different plans. That’s the set up for a new comedy show for…

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Fortune Cookie nominated for “FilmFairAward 2018” 958 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

Fortune Cookie nominated for “FilmFairAward 2018”

Once again Fortune Cookie is nominated as one of the fairest film productions for the “FilmFairAward 2018” with its series “The Church Stays in the Village”. In 2014 we have…

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Swabian Black Humor Is Back In Time For Christmas 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

Swabian Black Humor Is Back In Time For Christmas

The final season of the comedy series Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf – filmed in Swabian patois – heats up and offers some black humor for the Christmas holiday season.…

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DIE KIRCHE BLEIBT IM DORF – THE GRAND SEASON FINALE 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

DIE KIRCHE BLEIBT IM DORF – THE GRAND SEASON FINALE

The wait is almost over: The grand season finale of our series Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf is on the horizon. Beginning in the summer of 2017, Ulrike Grote –…

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DVD Release: “Tadaah- The Church Stays in the Village” 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

DVD Release: “Tadaah- The Church Stays in the Village”

The Swabian road movie “Tadaah – The Church Stays in the Village” is out now on DVD.

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More Prizes for STELLA 960 408 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

More Prizes for STELLA

Following the “Dragon Award” and the “Crystal Bear” the film STELLA received the Price of the city of Goetenborg of the Filmfestival. Director Sanna Lenken took the prize during the…

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MY SKINNY SISTER on Screen 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

MY SKINNY SISTER on Screen

Twelve-year-old Stella is in the middle of puberty. She’s unsure of herself, indulges in day dreams and also happens to be in love. With Jacob, her big sister Katja’s figure…

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“Tadaah” is coming to movie theaters in June 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“Tadaah” is coming to movie theaters in June

At long last, the sequel to the Swabian saga “The church stays in the village” is now scheduled for release in movie theaters on 25 June 2015. In “Tadaah”, the…

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“Crystal Bear” for “My Skinny Sister” 779 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“Crystal Bear” for “My Skinny Sister”

Following the great success at the Goeteborg International Film Festival “My Skinny Sister” won again the prize for Best Film now at the Berlin Film Festival this Year plus a…

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DRAGON AWARD BEST NORDIC FILM AUDIENCE CHOICE
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DRAGON AWARD BEST NORDIC FILM AUDIENCE CHOICE


The film about two sisters shows what happens when parents are preoccupied with their own projects and what happens when the older sister Katja, who suffers from Anorexia, feels worse…

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“MY SKINNY SISTER” IN GÖTEBORG AND BERLIN 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“MY SKINNY SISTER” IN GÖTEBORG AND BERLIN

Fortune Cookie’s first Scandinavian co-production Stella – My Skinny Sister will screen as a world premiere at the Göteborg Film Festival in April. Moreover, this drama about a 12-year-old girl…

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FREE TV PREMIERE: THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

FREE TV PREMIERE: THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE

The citizens of Upper and Lower Rieslingen have been feuding since the Middle Ages and, in the meantime, they have pretty much forgotten why. Unfortunately, in one of the villages…

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ON AIR: 2nd SEASON “THE CURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE” 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

ON AIR: 2nd SEASON “THE CURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE”

Half a year has passed in Upper and Lower Rieslingen since the Häberles’ and Rossbauers’ dark family secrets were revealed. Christine Rossbauer who, as it turns out, is actually the…

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“TADAAH” – LAST TAKE 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“TADAAH” – LAST TAKE

Recently, the final scene for the sequel to the feature film “Tadaah – The Church Stays in the Village 2” was wrapped up at the Hachberg stronghold in Emmedingen. After…

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2nd SEASON, 2nd PART OF SHOOTING “THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE” 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

2nd SEASON, 2nd PART OF SHOOTING “THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE”

There’s no peace in sight for the villagers of Upper- and Lower Rieslingen: The shooting of scenes for the second part of season two of this Swabian comedy series started…

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LAST TAKE FOR „STELLA: MY SKINNY SISTER“ 779 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

LAST TAKE FOR „STELLA: MY SKINNY SISTER“

On 9 June, the first take of „My Skinny Sister“ was shot in Mölndal. The story about 12-year-old Stella and her anorexic sister is Fortune Cookie’s first co-production. The Swedish…

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“Tadaah” – The Church Stays In The Village 2 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“Tadaah” – The Church Stays In The Village 2

On June 11th started the shooting for the 2nd part of the Swabian movie saga “The Church Stays in the Village”. This time the quarrelsome Upper- and Lower Rieslingers have…

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Start of shooting: Season 2 “The Church Stays in the Village“, TV Series 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

Start of shooting: Season 2 “The Church Stays in the Village“, TV Series

Shooting for season two of the Swabian comedy series “The Church Stays in the Village“ started at the beginning of February. The public TV channel SWR ordered twelve new episodes…

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Fortune Cookie awarded for Fairness 244 166 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

Fortune Cookie awarded for Fairness

During the Berlinale (International Film Festival in Berlin) Fortune Cookie was honoured with the special award “Starker Einsatz” (Strong Impact) by BFFS and ver.di Union as part of the “Schauspielerpreis”…

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LAST TAKE FOR THE DEBUT FILM “THE WINNER WITHIN” 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

LAST TAKE FOR THE DEBUT FILM “THE WINNER WITHIN”

On 06 June 2012, shooting started for the debut film „Der Sieger in Dir“ („The Winner inside“), written and stage-directed by Jan Bolender. The film will be produced as part…

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SURPRISE HIT: „DIE KIRCHE BLEIBT IM DORF“ (THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE) 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

SURPRISE HIT: „DIE KIRCHE BLEIBT IM DORF“ (THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE)

With approx. 500,000 viewers, Fortune Cookie and its movie “Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf“ landed THE surpise hit in the cinema summer of 2012. Ulrike Grote’s ingredient for the success…

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Swabian Sense of Humour also Clicks with an International Audience 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

Swabian Sense of Humour also Clicks with an International Audience

“The Church Stays in the Village” is nominated in the category “Best Comedy Series“ at the renowned International TV Festival of Monte Carlo. Along with US hit series like “Modern…

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NEW SWR BROADCAST: DIE KIRCHE BLEIBT IM DORF (THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE) – THE SERIES 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

NEW SWR BROADCAST: DIE KIRCHE BLEIBT IM DORF (THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE) – THE SERIES

Starting 15 April 2013, Mondays at 20:15 and 20:45 hrs After the surprising success of the movie, SWR viewers can now watch the story about the comical-dramatic events in a…

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“THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE” – Summer 2012 IN GERMAN CINEMAS 960 409 Fortune Cookie Film GmbH

“THE CHURCH STAYS IN THE VILLAGE” – Summer 2012 IN GERMAN CINEMAS

The very first western prank with dialect-showdown Green meadows and blue sky in Swabia: the world should really be in the best of order in the two villages Oberrieslingen and…

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