Monika Maruschko

Film Talk with Monika Maruschko

Born in 1944, Monika Maruschko wanted her independence immediately after finishing school: She began working in Kodak's motion picture department, where cinematographers and film productions ordered film stock for film and TV – the start of "on the job" training. After five years, Maruschko was lured away by Sascha Film and expanded her skills. Her professional contacts led to her first experiences on film sets, for instance, on the TV series Omer Pascha (1971, Christian-Jaque) in Mostar, Sarajevo and Dubrovnik, where she did not work as continuity person as planned, but was active in multiple roles on set. Maruschka then joined Schönbrunn Film, where she gained experience in every department, from second camera to sound and editing assistant – the perfect basis for her later activities as production manager, in which she was responsible to the production financially and to the director artistically. This allowed her to understand the needs of each department: "I always wanted the best for the film to be possible, since that is something one sees," said Maruschko. "This is why I was not always the most popular with producers."
In 1984, she founded her own production company, Marwo, whose first film, Wolfram Paulus' Heidenlöcher (1986), gained attention at the Venice International Film Festival. In this leading role, she left her mark on important productions of the Austrian film and television landscape, was production manager on Stefan Ruzowitzky's Oscar-winning film Die Fälscher, Sabine Derflinger's cult movie Vollgas, and Marie Kreutzer's Gruber geht. Her latest production was David Schalko's TV series adaptation of M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder.
Hanne Lassl, active on a variety of film productions since 1999 as assistant director, director, and production manager (including production manager on Elfried Jelinek – Die Sprache von der Leine lassen [2021, Claudia Müller], Die Dohnal – Frauenministerin/Feministin/Visionärin [2019, Sabine Derflinger], Ute Bock Superstar [2018, Houchang Allahyari], Prater [2007, Ulrike Ottinger]), and journalist Julia Pühringer moderate this talk with Monika Maruschko. Photos and film clips will illustrate the workshop talk.
Free admission, voluntary solidarity contribution (1 euro) for the "Kulturpass" initiative
Afterwards, FC Gloria invites you to a glass of wine.

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