Articles about Beta Film
Award-winning director Alejandro Amenábar tells DQ about making his first television series, La Fortuna, in which a battle wages on land for the spoils of a centuries-old shipwreck discovered in waters off the coast of Spain.
Land of Legends producer Darya Lavrova and director Anton Megerdichev take DQ inside the making of this Russian series that combines historical drama with fantasy.
Wild Republic star Emma Drogunova and director Markus Goller share stories of acting boot camps and filming in the Alps for the German drama, in which a group of young offenders escape into the wilderness in the wake of a mysterious death.
Director Enrique Urbizu and star Bebe travel back in time for Spanish series Libertad, which follows a recently released prisoner and her son as they seek their freedom amid a battle between gunmen and bandits.
Jakob M Erwa and Florian Kamhuber, creators of German drama Katakomben (Echos), take DQ inside the making of this coming-of-age series that tackles themes of class, wealth and privilege beneath the streets of Munich.
In Los Espabilados (Alive & Kicking), the latest series from Albert Espinosa, four teenagers are pursued by a detective after they escape from a psychiatric institution. DQ chats to the prolific Spanish writer about why he continues to mine his own experiences for television.
257 Reasons to Live stars Polina Maksimova and Egor Koreshkov and creator Alexey Lyapichev tell DQ about this Russian dramedy in which a terminal cancer patient looks to complete her extensive bucket list.
Based on real events, Russian thriller Pereval Dyatlova (Dead Mountain: The Dyatlov Pass Incident) posits what happened when nine students set out on a ski trek in 1959 and were never seen again.
A Norwegian princess and US president build an unlikely friendship during the Second World War in eight-part drama Atlantic Crossing. Stars Sofia Helin, Kyle MacLachlan and director Alexander Eik discuss the real-life relationship at the heart of the story.
Jan Guillou’s literary hero Carl Hamilton is given a contemporary update in Swedish action thriller Agent Hamilton. Star Jakob Oftebro and director Erik Leijonborg reveal how it was done.
DQ lands in Stockholm to find a city-centre park taken over by filming for spy action thriller Agent Hamilton. The cast and creative team reveal their screen ambitions for Jan Guillou’s iconic literary character.
Fritz Lang’s classic thriller M is reimagined for television by David Schalko in M: Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder (A City Hunts a Murderer). DQ met the director and the cast of the unsettling six-parter on set in Vienna.
Directing brothers Jorge and Alberto Sánchez-Cabezudo talk about the inspiration behind Spanish thriller La Zona (The Zone), an eight-part drama that follows the hunt for a murderer three years after a catastrophic nuclear tragedy.
The true story of Italian prosecutor and ‘Mafia hunter’ Alfonso Sabella is dramatised in Sicilian crime thriller Il Cacciatore (The Hunter). Executive producers Michele Zatta and Ferdinand Dohna reveal the story behind the series.
Der Pass (Pagan Peak) is latest drama to take inspiration from Scandinavian hit The Bridge, putting a German/Austrian spin on the cross-border crime format. But, as the producers tell DQ on set at its mountainside filming location, this is a completely new story.
German film prodco 23/5 Filmproduktion is moving into TV for the first time with Das Verschwinden (The Vanishing), in which a woman searching for the truth behind her daughter’s disappearance uncovers more than she bargained for.
Without much noise or fanfare, Spain has been steadily building a reputation as one of the hottest producers of scripted drama, with homegrown series finding fans around the world. DQ takes an in-depth look at the wave of new series coming out of the country.
Tom Tykwer, Henrik Handloegten and Achim von Borries discuss the thrills and challenges of writing and directing period drama Babylon Berlin, an epic crime drama set in Germany during the Roaring Twenties.
The great and good of the television industry are once again packing their bags for another week in the south of France. DQ previews some of the drama series set to break out at Mipcom 2017.