BMW: No Plans for New Films

CHICAGO BMW of North America has no immediate plans to continue its award-winning BMW Film series, according to a company representative.

“Anything’s possible, but right now we’re not working on (a new) set because we have a lot of lines coming,” said Karen Vonder Meulen, marketing and events communications manager for the Woodcliff Lake, N.J., company. The company would likely opt for a more traditional marketing plan for those new car models, sources said.

However, Vonder Meulen stopped short of saying the Web-based franchise would never return. The company is still promoting the last three films, which were completed last fall, with a big-screen showing at the Cannes Film Festival in May, she said.

“It’s a franchise and we hope it will continue,” Vonder Meulen added.