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For a filmmaker, Zurich is a bureaucratic hurdle race

In the late autumn of the rotation start in Zurich to work for the first "crime scene"-a result – after nine years in the city of Lucerne. A Swiss contribution to the popular crime series reached seven million viewers. Large film productions, as tourism experts agreed to, and the pursuit of the city and Canton of Zurich since 2010, more than any expensive image campaign: more passengers, more revenue for the business. As "Call Me by Your Name" that triggered a journey of hype into Italian Crema.

"We want to be a film city," said city engineer Anna Schindler recently on a panel of the Association of Zurich for the Film . Film crews will take you at your word. So far, they turned reluctant in Zurich. The municipal administration acts them, too complicated and too bureaucratic.

"the implementation of a movie in Zurich is too cumbersome," says Olga Zachariadis conducted among film crews surveys. Zachariadis managing Director two years ago-created point of contact Film Commission is Zurich. It aims to simplify shooting in Zurich. It takes the needs of the industry, communicated, and negotiated with the city. "If Zurich wants to be a film city, need to move all of them and more to cooperate." With the "crime scene" increases the pressure.

Only contact

Lucerne offered relatively good conditions: The city is not provided the film-makers only power connections and free Parking, it required for Turning on public land, no fees. Helpful to but me the most was that it was on the authorities ' side just a point of contact, the straightforward locations is granted, and the administration coordinated.

The looks in Zurich. Last October, the city Council of the service requested, although a stronger "In Zurich, it is feasible"-setting, but fees for Parking, or barriers to arise in the future. At the same time up to six service with talking points which have to be approve and the contacted of the circle heads of the commercial police, the transport companies and the sports Department to the departments of real estate and Green city of Zurich.

"let's Turn in Zürich, we need to increase the human resources in the receiving line," says Christof Neracher, producer of "Vitus" or "Chrieg". A recording head is looking up to 50 images and is trying to link a fictional story with the real world.

Self-portraits in a Park are tricky, since the public space must always remain accessible.

"In Zurich, I feel hindered me in Turning often," says Stephan Barth, a self-employed producer. In Budapest, Prague or Berlin, he can turn to the screenplay. Not so in Zurich. A riot feel of the story, know it immediately, that would be difficult.

Barth organized in Zurich and Region, the filming of the movie the fugitive king, Walter rushed in. To do this, he wants to stage the globe, riots in the vicinity of the Limmat river at the original locations. "We have found a place, which is good, because it has no residents and only company," he says. However, for the few hours the roads and Parking lots would have to be locked to the square and the traffic will be redirected. That's why he has placed the day of shooting extra on a quiet Sunday. He experienced the circle of chiefs as a helpful and cooperative. However, unlike in Cologne or Berlin, a grant in Zurich'll always be insecure. "The question then is: Where do I Dodge?"

Enrico Quattrini, head of the administration Department shows an understanding of the film industry, but it also says, the plan is for the city is the most Important: "In the center, a rotary is more difficult than in the outlying districts, where it has generally more space. Because of the traffic."

"A journey across the lawn in the listed Rietberg Park, we would reject it."Marc Werlen, media spokesman of the Green city of Zurich

Sometimes, the service would also make script changes to propose, says Anna Schindler, the city engineer. Usually, there are solutions. Further, you don't want to comment on. According to TA research, the concerns of the involved services are sometimes large. So, for example, a scene with a staged body in front of a high house could remind the residents to real suicide cases.

Anyway, there are a lot of rules to observe. So children should be allowed to public playgrounds, even during less running hours. Self-portraits in a Park are tricky, since the public space must remain accessible, or the protection of trees and plants is going on. "A journey across the lawn in the listed Rietberg Park, we would reject it, because we weigh the protection of the plant is higher," says Marc Werlen, media spokesman of the Green city of Zurich.

Then there is also resistance when it comes to the use of water cannons and the police feared damage to an image. "If we make Material or personnel, we want to know how the city police will be represented," says spokesman Marco Cortesi. It is up to the filmmakers, however, free to hire for a scene, even water cannons.

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regulators are expected Begert recording head and says: "In Switzerland, we are reliant on original motifs, because there are no film studios in Berlin and rebuild expensive." You may not turn in Zurich's urban Parks or children's playgrounds, it must resort to private or other cantons, such as Aargau. "While this is possible, but is time-consuming," says Begert.

Zurich is bursting today with 238 days in the year already to its limits. The requests to: national in the last two years to 44 percent, internationally, to 17 percent, especially from Germany and England. The Film Commission, Zurich has achieved, that a Director of commercials, easier to turn. "Advertising is the best location to promote, because there is no history of the environment is distracting," says Olga Zachariadis.

Now, a round table is intended to help with all the Stakeholders, to simplify processes in Zurich, just on the "crime scene". "If the city is proven, and with the "crime scene" good conditions, is very promising," said Zachariadis. They feared, however, that the TV series could be treated due to the public pressure preferably. Here is the "scene of the crime", as the other productions. Such a two-class conditions want you to avoid.


Created: 22.03.2019, 21:55 PM

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