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After spending 30 years from 1991 as a freelance production manager for a wide variety of production houses and broadcasters, documentaries, corporate films, music events, commercial spots, daily soaps, live events, factual and fiction productions, we set up Dragonsheart-Freeman-Pictures GmbH.
After school I started studying economics, business administration and law. At the same time I started working on documentaries and a varied TV repertoire. I had mastered the commercial and legal aspects of production work and also the business administration aspects of “on time on budget producing” and all the aspects and importance of "chain of title".
In 1992 I accepted an offer from the private channel RTL to work in an extremely interesting area which included various types of entertainment-productions, travel and music formats. During the start-up phase of the associated channel Vox I was responsible for the production structure in postproduction and the human resource management connected with it. In 1994 the Berlin production company Grundy Ufa offered me the chance to start up a production titled “Unter Uns [Between You and Me]", which was broadcasted daily from Cologne. In 1996, at Studio Hamburg, I produced, with support from Charly Schöps, my first film for cinema.
In 1998 I had a further move, this time to take up the position of unit production manager (all financial and organizational aspects of production) for Endemol Entertainment GmbH, where I was responsible for a range of different types of TV-Production such as the first being "Domino-Day” , and also various other sorts of show, including "Nur die Liebe zählt [Only Love Counts]".
In August 2010 I went to Vienna as a Line Producer, where I was responsible for a number of animation formats, children's films and documentaries, the latter shot worldwide.
I have been working since 2013 as a media consultant and support various TV-/Film business organisations and creative professionals as a Line Producer with budgeting, scheduling, production planning and budget negotiation.
Since 1998 I have created a network of private and public sector broadcasting companies as well as working with national and international producers and am involved in different types of productions both factual and fiction – e.g. those transmitted daily, documentaries, weekly series and mini-series, TV-films and event productions.
Since 2008 I have also been active in the fields of controlling, FGF (Production Account and Controller), script analysis, estimating and cost presentation, both for fiction and non-fiction, as an independent lecturer and coach, at a number of places of higher education including the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH, HMS Hamburg Media School GmbH,Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH.
My extensive knowledge and experience in the commercial field as well as my understanding of both, the creative and technical requirements of the film and TV world have led to the implementation of my results-oriented ideas, thus yielding the "best of both worlds".
Antje Stanko, born November 19, 1964
My passion for the moving picture began right after my studies (economic sciences and law). In 1989 I was hired as an author at the WDR in Cologne. In 1990 I moved to the production department and am still responsible for numerous productions. In 30 years I have built up a network of private and public broadcasters as well as national and international production companies.
My profound economic and media law knowledge and my experience in budgeting and negotiation, the understanding of creative needs and technical requirements, lead to a result-responsible implementation and the challenging "best of both worlds".
Professional Activity (selection):
1991 - 1992 Floormanager / 1.AD inkl. Bugdetdecisions (Germany)
1993 - 1994 Productionkoordinator (Australia, Spain, Africa, Asia, France, Switzerland)
1995 – 2014 Productionmanager (UK, Austria, Spain, Africa, Asia, France, USA, Switzerland)
2014 – today Lineproducer, Controller and film accountant
(Czech Republic, UK, France, Switzerland, Germany)
Projects / Companies in about 30 years (selection):
FeatureFilm Cinema &TV / e.g. Prokino / UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia
Documentation / e.g. ARTE / Germany
TV Show / e.g. Endemol / Germany, Netherlands, Spain
Commercial Spots / e.g. Saatchi&Saatchi / France, UK, Czech Republic
Musicproductions/ e.g. EMI International / France, UK, Spain
Sport/ e.g. DFL, NBA / Spain, Afrika, Asia, Austria
Daily Soap / e.g. RG Grundy / Australia, Germany
Industrial / e.g. Daimler Chrysler / Asia, Germany, USA
Further fields of activity
Public broadcasters: calculation verification, script consulting, budget negotiations
Private channels: Benchmark-optimization, controlling & costreporting
Production companies: calculation verification, script consulting, budget negotiations
AMAZON & Netflix CostReporting:MovieMagic Scheduling & Budgeting Expert,
SESAMKALKULATION & Drehplan & Finanzbuchhaltung Expert
I have created a network of private and public sector broadcasting companies as well as working with national and international producion companies and am involved in different types of productions both factual and fiction – e.g. those transmitted daily, documentaries, weekly series and mini-series, TV-films and event productions.
I've mastered legal aspects of production work and also the business administration aspects of “on time on budget producing” and all the aspects and importance of "chain of title".
Try me if your searchig for an experienced and professional TV-/Streaming/Film Controller & Senior Production Finance Expert.