Hahn Film was founded in 1980 by Gerhard Hahn. Since 1986 the company‘s headquarters have been in Berlin. The Hahn Film AG is the historical nucleus and production centre of the Hahn Group, which also includes Hahn International Marketing & Distribution GmbH, Hahn Film Entertainment GmbH, Hahn Graphics, and Helle Freude GmbH, thus covering both the artistic design, as well as the entire value chain from the IP development and production through to the marketing of film and media products.
A relevant factor for Hahn Film’s success is the company’s human resource policy: professionals from accountants, production managers, and creative producers to script writers, story editors, character and set designers, 3D modellers, art directors, etc. are permanently present in the Berlin home base, while – according to the respective development and production status of the various projects – a large number of international freelancers is frequently working for Hahn Film: The company features an extensive network, which grew over the decades to a solid base for developing and producing on the highest level. Moreover, production company partners on several continents guarantee an efficient co-financing and work-split structure.
Jürgen Polaszek has supervised the production of more than 25 theatrical features and TV series, among others as production manager at Hahn Film, studio manager and head of production at Trickompany Filmproduktion, production director at Trickompany Erfurt GmbH, project manager and line producer at CROSS MEDIA Medienproduktion and DIVERT Technologies GmbH. The projects include three „Werner“ features, „Asterix in America“, „Pippi Longstocking“, „Karlson on the Roof“, „Das Doppelte Lottchen“, „ChiRho – The Secret“ and „Ein Fall für TKKG“.
Gerhard Hahn is the founder and sole owner of the company. In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board, he is also an animation film director and producer, as well as an author of children‘s books. Among the box office hits directed by Gerhard Hahn are „Werner – Beinhart“, „Werner – Volles Roäää!!!“ and „Asterix in America“, as well as the internationally successful TV series „Bibi Blocksberg“, „Benjamin Blümchen“, „Urmel“, „Renaade“, „Wildlife“, „Simsalagrimm“, „Gnarfs“, „Lola Rabbit“, „School for Vampires“ and „Mia and me – Adventures in Centopia“. Gerhard has also created internationally successful merchandising brands, such as the „Worry Eaters“. Since 2010, Gerhard has also been co-owner and co-CEO of the joint venture Hahn & m4e Productions GmbH, with headquarters in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn near Munich.
Herbert Gehr – 1986 – 1998 curator at the German Filmmuseum Frankfurt am Main. 1998 – 2008 producer and managing director of the production companies Red Beat Pictures GmbH and Crossing Pictures GmbH, both based in Berlin. EAVE graduate 2001. 2009 – 2012 freelance creative producer and line producer mainly for international theatrical live action feature films and documentaries. Since 2013 story editor at Hahn Film, and since 2015 Head of Development. Besides overseeing the story and script development of Hahn Film’s animated TV series, Herbert together with Linus Hahn is in charge for developing and producing the company’s live action projects.
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Hahn Film AG
Schwedter Strasse 36b10435 Berlin
fon +49 (0)30 443 549 0 https://www.hahnfilm.com
The Hahn Film studios are located in Prenzlauer Berg, one of the most popular districts of Berlin.
You can reach it via Schwedter Straße (36b) or Kastanienallee (26).
Tram: M10 Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark,
M1 and M12 Schwedter Straße
Subway: U2 Eberswalder Straße