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Germany’s Maze Pictures & Red Balloon & Italy’s Palomar have teamed up to co-produce promising family pic Grisella, based on a German classic about a talking donkey, German – Kurdish helmer Huseyin Tabak is attached to direct. The project is being developed in English with financing from an Italy – Germany co-development fund. Grisella is being pitched to prospective partners at Locarno Fest’s Alliance For Development initiative which aims to help develop & co-produce projects from France, Germany, Italy & Switzerland.