A subsidiary of RISE | Visual Effects Studios, RISE PICTURES is the film and television production arm under the RISE banner and co-produces, finances and produces in-house a wide-ranging slate of films with storytelling and visual effects demands, creating exciting and immersive new worlds for global audiences.
RISE PICTURES stands for a wide spectrum of commercial cinema and primetime television. We produce German- and English-language feature films and television programs in various genres ranging from elaborate screen adaptations of novels and bestsellers, comedies for every target audience, and engaging family entertainment, to animated feature films and productions by next-generation filmmakers – with one unifying element across our portfolio: a distinctive look & feel with leading state-of-the-art visual appeal implemented by RISE | Visual Effects Studios.
The RISE group of companies offers clients a 360-degree service from concept to screen. As a fully integrated company, we are able to guide a project from script development to concept art, from pitch to financing, from storyboard to animatic, from shoot to post-production. RISE’s main business acumen and value is based on our international expertise, either through RISE PICTURES’ international producing expertise or by RISE | Visual Effects Studios’ state-of-the-art digital effects work on global box-office hits.
Our message is simple, but distinct: RISE creates worlds.
HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Ulrich Schwarz is spearheading RISE PICTURES and serves as Producer/ Head of Production for the company’s entire production slate and international co-productions. Most recently, Ulrich produced Sony’s sci-fi thriller STOWAWAY, directed by Joe Penna and starring Oscar Nominees Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette, and co-produced Constantin Film’s high-end 3D animated adventure DRAGON RIDER, directed by Tomer Eshed and featuring Freddie Highmore, Felicity Jones and Patrick Stewart as international voice cast. Prior to his current role, Ulrich served as Creative Producer for UFA Cinema and produced Universal Pictures $30M epic THE PHYSICIAN, directed by Philipp Stoelzl and starring Tom Payne, Ben Kingsley and Stellan Skarsgard.
There are only a few people in the film industry who are skilled enough to work in multiple positions equally effectively – Sven is one of them. Sven is the Managing Director of RISE PICTURES as well as RISE | Visual Effects Studios while running shows as VFX producer or VFX supervisor - or sometimes even both at the same time. He used to own a stop-motion animation studio decades ago and worked as a Line Producer at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. His passion is animation, his heart is visual effects, his dedication is to both.
This tech-wiz behind RISE | Visual Effects Studios’ IT infrastructure and pipeline development roadmap also takes on duties as VFX Supervisor, VFX Producer and Managing Director of both RISE companies. Robert has recently been working closely with the director Tom Tykwer on A Hologram for the King and is currently busy supervising the shoot and digital work on the biggest German TV series of all times – Babylon Berlin. While managing all of this, he still loves to grab a soldering iron from time to time to help with some of RISE’s more experimental R&D projects.
RISE | Visual Effects Studios has been a leading provider of state-of-the-art VFX for the world’s biggest movie franchises since 2007, always operating at the limits of technical innovation. The company has contributed digital actors, virtual environments and effects animation ranging from magic spells to fire, destruction, smoke and water to Marvel Studio’s Captain America Trilogy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange as well as Warner Bros. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. or 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: First Class, Hitman: Agent 47 and Percy Jackson.
Relying on RISE | Visual Effects Studios’ expertise in designing never before seen images or simply facilitating a shoot for economic reasons enables RISE PICTURES to produce globally competitive content at a fraction of the costs of traditional film making.
Angaben i.S.d. Telemediengesetzes (TMG) und Dienstleistungs-Informationspflichten-Verordnung (DL-InfoV):
RISE Filmproduktion GmbH
Schlesische Straße 28
Phone: +49 30 20 18 03 00
Vertretungsberechtigter Gesellschafter: Sven Pannicke, Robert Pinnow
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Berlin Charlottenburg
Registernummer: HRB 178226 B
Umsatzsteueridentifikationsnummer gemäß § 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz: DE 307 054 702
Inhaltlich Verantwortlicher (gem. § 55 Abs. 2 MDStV): Sven Pannicke, Robert Pinnow
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