Motion picture, video and television programme post-production activities (

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Formalities relating to the employment of workers

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

If you would like to hire an employee you need to proceed with the following steps. These formalities CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.

If the employment is terminated you also have to inform the authorities where the employee has been registered.

Tax related formalities

Tax related formalities

For taking-up and pursuit of a service please also consider the following tax related formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:

  • Taxes; information for cross-border activities

    For service providers who operate across borders without a branch in Germany, there are various special responsibilities and special regulations depending on the tax liability, activity or type of tax.

Characteristics and key concepts of the service

This service includes:

  • Post-production activities such as editing, transferring from film to tape, dubbing, titling and subtitling, insertion of front and end credits, caption insertion, computer graphics, animation and special effects, development and processing of films and motion pictures, and activities of recording studios and specialized studios for animated cartoons
  • Reproduction of motion picture films for distribution to movie theaters
  • Activities of motion-picture material collections, etc.


  • Cutter
  • Cutter (Filmschnitt)
  • Digitale Bildbearbeitung (Filmtechnik)
  • Filmbearbeitung (Filmtechnik)
  • Filmentwicklung, nur für die Filmindustrie
  • Filmmischung (Angleichung von Bild und Ton)
  • Filmscanning von TV-Filmen und Spielfilmen
  • Filmschnitt
  • Filmstudios (sonstige Filmherstellung)
  • Filmsynchronisierung
  • Mischung von Filmen (Angleichung von Bild und Ton)
  • Montage von Filmen
  • Retuschieren von Filmen (Filmtechnik; nicht fotografisches Gewerbe
  • Schneiden von Filmen
  • Studios für Filmsynchronisation
  • Synchronisieren von Filmen
  • Synchronsprecher
  • Tonstudios (Filmsynchronisierung)
  • Untertiteln von Filmen
  • Vertonen von Filmen