The Babelsberg studios, privatised in 1992, have been dedicated to the film industry since the turn of the century. Classics like Marlene Dietrich's 'The Blue Angel' and Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' were made there. Under Communist administration, it was also home to the state-owned DEFA studios.
The HighTechCenter is part of a masterplan to turn the film studios into an international media city. The Center provides state of the art production facilities for directors, camera operators and actors, and offers digital services and training. The Center is at the leading edge of world film and television production, providing a media pool to production companies.