Moviepilot Gets $7M, Sets Up Shop In Los Angeles, which runs a movie recommendation and discovery website aimed at covering movies before their release, said today that it has raised $7M in a Series B funding, to expand the German firm into the U.S. As part of the funding, Moviepilot is setting up an office in Los Angeles, and has moved its CEO, Tobi Bauckhage, to LA. The funding was led by DFJ Espirit, and also included T-Venture, Grazia Equity and VC Fund Creative Industries Berlin. Moviepilot's web site helps studios engage with the early fan base for movies, well before the theatrical release of those films. The firm started in Berlin, Germany, by Tobi Bauckhage and Jon Handschin, who were independent filmmakers. The company said it now has over 50 people split between its Berlin and London offices, and is actively hiring in Los Angeles.