A sustainable wind will be blowing behind the scenes at Germany’s longest-running television series Großstadtrevier which was first aired in 1986. Studio Hamburg Produktion wants to build on its production experience to develop a keystone for new concepts to reduce emissions and waste.
The series, which stars Jan Fedder as the down-to-earth Police Chief Inspector Dirk Mattes of the 14th district, is an ideal testing ground for Studio Hamburg Produktion to reduce emissions and waste during film and television production.
The initial spark camewhen production manager Joerg Pawlik and director Lars Jessen attended the launch event for the Green Shooting Card initiated by Film Commission Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. Inspired by their approach, Pawlik communica
ted the need to address ecology and sustainability issues in the production of television serials to management as well as to production managers and line producers. He considers a long-running serial format such as Großstadtrevier, that went into its 27th season in 2013, an especially suitable starting point. He began to rally actors and crew to the cause right away. ‘The first step is to change the way of thinking and to inspire ecological awareness in everyone on the set.’