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German version of The Office wins film adaptation thanks to crowd-funding

23 December 2011 3:23 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Producers of Stromberg, now in its fifth season, raise €1m in a single week to ensure hit sitcom will reach the cinema

A big-screen transfer for the German version of The Office is on the cards after producers raised more than €1m (£830,000) in a single week via a "crowd-funding" drive, which allows fans to invest in a project they want to see enter production.

Remarkably, there are now versions of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's pioneering fly-on-the-wall sitcom about a Berkshire-based paper company in countries as diverse as the Us, France, Chile, Brazil, Israel and Canada (Quebec). Producers of the German show, called Stromberg, whose makers denied it was based on the British original until the BBC threatened legal action, have been trying to get the film version off the ground since 2008 but hadn't been able to finance the project through traditional means.

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German version of The Office wins film adaptation thanks to crowd-funding

23 December 2011 3:23 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Producers of Stromberg, now in its fifth season, raise €1m in a single week to ensure hit sitcom will reach the cinema

A big-screen transfer for the German version of The Office is on the cards after producers raised more than €1m (£830,000) in a single week via a "crowd-funding" drive, which allows fans to invest in a project they want to see enter production.

Remarkably, there are now versions of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's pioneering fly-on-the-wall sitcom about a Berkshire-based paper company in countries as diverse as the Us, France, Chile, Brazil, Israel and Canada (Quebec). Producers of the German show, called Stromberg, whose makers denied it was based on the British original until the BBC threatened legal action, have been trying to get the film version off the ground since 2008 but hadn't been able to finance the project through traditional means.

German producers began to take crowd-funding »

- Ben Child

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