20th Century Fox, New Line and Universal Studiosare looking to benefit once more from three new placements by German privatemedia funds this autumn.
German fund specialist DCM Deutsche CapitalManagement (DCM) is launching a new fund to raise Euros 150m for projects to beproduced at 20th Century Fox.
DCM has previously collaborated withInternationalmedia on the financing of such films as Alexander, The Aviator,Terminator 3, and The Wedding Planner.
Fox will submit at least two film slates eachcomprising two projects with budgets ranging between $10m and $100m to theGerman fund by December 10. A final selection on which projects to back will bemade at the first shareholders meeting in Munich on December 18.
20th Century Fox has in the past secured backingfrom Ideenkapital's Mediastream fund for the Will Smith-starring I, Robot,Donald Petrie's Welcome To Mooseport, the Ben Stiller-Vince Vaughncomedy Dodgeball. Hannover Leasing has also supported Fox films such as ShallowHal, Joe Somebody and Life As A House.
Meanwhile, New Line is teaming up again with theStuttgart-based financial investment company DaimlerChrysler ServicesStructured Finance, which has launched a second placement of its MeradinProductions fund - Meradin Zweite Productions - with co-initiator HannoverLeasing to raise at least Euros 50m.
New Line has committed to submit a selection ofprojects for the shareholders meeting on December 20.
Finally, LHI Leasing is launching the secondtranche of its KALEDO leasing-style TV production fund, the KALEDO ZweiteProduktions, to raise at least Euros 50m for the production of anas-yet-unspecified number of episodes for the successful NBC Universal TVseries Law & Order, Law & Order Criminal Intent and Law & Order Special Victims Unit for the international market.