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The Ongoing Effort
As part of the U.S. trademark process, Karl May USA started this website in May 2006. We own the rights to the use of the name WINNETOU™ and OLD SHATTERHANDÔ in the United States.
Thus far, it has been a more than 7-year endeavor to try to bring a Karl May-inspired film to the U.S. There have even been discussions and interest from such Hollywood luminaries as Roland Emmerich and Arnold Schwarzenegger (who was interested in producing, until he was elected Governor of California in 2003 and amicably sent a very kind letter, as he has left Hollywood for now, to focus on his duties in Sacramento).
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT: Currently, we are in the process of looking for funding for development of this project and invite any interested parties to contact Sabine Niederberghaus-Lesavoy.
Karl May in the Media
In recent years in the U.S., more and more attention is being drawn to Karl May and his books. The following articles have helped to promote such interest:
Official website of Karl May USA, Inc.
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