And … Action! Film, Fame, and Female Voices

  • Eureka! Ländle Meets California
  • With Jackie Emerson, Katharina Heyer and Christiane Brehl
  • In dialogue

Hollywood is synonymous with the film industry and attracts talent from all over the world – including actors and actresses, filmmakers, and directors from Baden-Württemberg. Just think of Roland Emmerich, Nina Hoss or (spoiler alert) Katharina Heyer! These stars started their journey in Baden-Württemberg and ended up in Los Angeles. What inspires them to go to California and is there also a trend for US-American film stars to move overseas to get inspiration there?

We are delighted to welcome Jacqueline Marteau Emerson(The Hunger Games) and Katharina Heyer(Charité) to our virtual stage to talk about, contrast, and compare their experiences in the film industry on both sides of the Atlantic. Our female panel will be moderated by another leading lady: journalist and moderator Christiane Brehl will be our special host for this final event in our series Eureka! Ländle Meets California.

For the past seven months, we’ve looked at the state partnership between California and Baden-Württemberg from all kinds of angles. Together with our friends at the German-American Centers in Heidelberg, Freiburg, and Tübingen and kindly supported by the Ministry of State Baden-Württemberg, we’ve brought together experts from both states to talk about synergies and network opportunities to build on this partnership that has been established in 2018.

With: Jackie Emerson, Katharina Heyer
Moderated by: Christiane Brehl

Jackie Emerson
Jackie Emerson(The Hunger Games) is an actor, singer, composer, writer, and burgeoning director. As an actress, she has received accolades for her work in both comedy and drama. She was nominated for an Ovation Award for her work in Charlotte Stay Close, and has received much praise for her work in the short Darby Hoskins – a 10-minute one-shot she also co-directed and produced. After acting in The Hunger Games, Jackie began creating her own material, because she was not a fan of many of the roles out there for young women.

This began her foray into writing and producing. In the last few years, Jackie has amassed a large slate of film and television projects, all in various stages of development, including several musical projects, e.g. IMPACT: The Musical, directed, written, composed, and produced by her. She has sung at the Hollywood Bowl, performed at the LA Opera, toured with a Disney band (DEV2.o), and lent her voice to various television shows and video games, including Disney’s Fantasia.

Katharina Heyer
Katharina Heyer studied acting at the Berlin University of the Arts from 2003-2007 with a master class in Los Angeles with Ivana Chubbuck. Already during her studies, she performed professionally on stage at the Sophiensaele in Berlin and Kampnagel in Hamburg. This was followed by a permanent engagement at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen, where she worked with renowned directors such as Volker Hesse, Marc Zurmühle, and Armin Petras and played many prominent classical and modern acting roles, including Helena in Euripides’ The Trojan Women, Portia and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s plays The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth.

The talented actress was also entrusted with leading musical roles, including Polly in Brecht’s Die Dreigroschenoper and Sally Bowles in the musical Cabaret.

In addition to several cinema roles, e.g. in Stellungswechsel (2007, 20th Century Fox), Wir waren Könige (2013, Walker + Worm Film) or Ummah – Unter Freunden (2013, Senator), Katharina Heyer has regularly appeared in a number of TV productions, such as 2012 NO FEAR AWARD WINNER at the FIRST STEP AWARD Wir sind wieder wer (2012, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg), the lead role in Whispers Behind the Wall (2013, One Two Films) – nominated for the 2015 Grimme Award – and several other productions for ARD, ZDF, NDR, Amazon, and TVNow.

In 2008, Katharina Heyer received the German Theater Göttingen Young Talent Award.

Christiane Brehl
Christiane Brehl (*1963) is a journalist with experience in television and radio broadcasting. At the Southwest Radio Station (SWR) in Stuttgart, she has been a reporter and a TV news anchor for many years. Currently, she is the head of training programs at the SWR.

Christiane Brehl has studied politics, English, and history both at the University of Bonn and at American University in Washington D.C..

Her special interests are reading biographies (especially books about the Kennedy family), writing poetry, and singing in a huge gospel choir in Stuttgart.

Language: English

Please register in advance for the online-event free of charge here
In cooperation with DAZ Stuttgart, Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg, d.a.i. Tübingen & Projekt 100% Mensch
Generously supported by: State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg


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