Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit and members of regional film funding body Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg are flying in to LA to explain the new German Federal Film Fund (DFFF).

The delegation will meet with LA-based film-makers to present the incentive, which offers a 20% rebate on every Euro spent, and will also discuss the advantages of filming at Studio Berlin-Babelsberg at a presentation on March 13.

Babelsberg chief Carl Woebcken will outline the studio's facilities and co-production opportunities. In recent years the venue has hosted the shoots of V For Vendetta, The Bourne Supremacy, Around The World In 80 Days, The Pianist, Beyond The Sea and Aeon Flux, among others.

'Film and media are growth sectors representing a major economic factor for Berlin,' Wowereit said. 'We're extremely happy that our city has become an increasingly attractive location for international film productions and we're delighted that stars like Matt Damon enjoy working here and keep coming back.

'Not only does Germany's capital city offer attractive film production locations but it also has explicit policies enabling major foreign productions to benefit from the best conditions.'

The event will take place on Mar 13, the 40th anniversary of the sister-city partnership between Berlin and LA. For more information on the activities visit