Martin Moszkowicz Honored With Carl Laemmle Producer Award

Martin Moszkowicz, who recently segued from being CEO of leading German film and TV company Constantin Film to a producing role at the company, has been honored with the Carl Laemmle Producer Award.

The award, presented by the Alliance of German Producers – Film & Television e.V. (Produzentenallianz) and the city of Laupheim, Germany, honors Moszkowicz for his life-time achievements. Among the films Moszkowicz has overseen are “Fack Ju Göhte,” “The Collini Case,” “Resident Evil” and “Monster Hunter.”

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The award is endowed with 40,000 euros and was presented in Schloss Großlaupheim, Laupheim, the birthplace of Carl Laemmle, the co-founder of Universal Pictures, in front of 400 invited guests from the worlds of film, politics and business.

Film producer and managing director of Blue Eyes Fiction Corinna Mehner spoke on behalf of the jury: “Martin Moszkowicz is a versatile and daring producer who creates impressive films with verve and enthusiasm, strategic vision and an expert instinct for material, themes and people. His constant willingness to engage in discussion, his convincing and pluralistic understanding of democracy, his knowledge of the depths of German and European history make him a true cultural cosmopolitan.”

Film and television producer Günter Rohrbach honored the award winner in his laudatory speech: “Martin Moszkowicz has a special talent and a sure instinct for what people want to see and experience, what makes them laugh and cry and moves them at their core. That’s what cinema is about. That’s what the person we are honoring today has been about all his life.”

Moszkowicz responded: “This award is an incredible honor for me, because it is associated with a very special personality. Carl Laemmle was an unwavering optimist, enthusiast and visionary, a great role model for me personally and for my cinematic work.”

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