Sascha-Film, founded in 1910 by Count A. Kolowrat-Krakowsky; in 1916 Sascha-Film merged with O. Meßter. The studio produced weekly news reels reporting on World War I and established a studio in Vienna-Sievering. In the 1920s Sascha-Film made monumental silent films, including "Sodom und Gomorrha" (1922) and "Die Sklavenkönigin" ("The Slave Queen") (1924). After Kolowrat-Krakowksy´s death in 1927 and a period fraught with problems, the studio in Sievering was remade into a studio for talking films in 1932 and in 1933 the studios on the Rosenhügel hill were added. In 1934 Tobis-Tonbild-Syndikat (Berlin) bought an interest in Sascha-Film. The studio´s last great hit was "Maskerade" (1934). In 1938 Sascha-Film was transformed into Wien-Film.
Literature: W. Guha, Die Geschichte eines österreichischen Filmunternehmens: Von der Sascha-Film-Fabrik Pfraumberg in Böhmen zur Wien-Film, 1975.