Jürgen Seidler | head of programme
filmmaker, script writer, script consultant
languages: German, English
Jürgen Seidler is a writer, script consultant, producer and lecturer at German Film and TV Academy, dffb.
Jürgen studied Politics, Sociology and German language in Freiburg and Berlin, and took a Diploma in Political Science in 1982. Moving to Zürich he studied directing at the Actors Academy Zürich and obtained a Diploma in directing 1988.
Jürgen Seidler was an assistant professor in the department for film and TV production at the University for Film and TV in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1994 to 1997. He was head of study at “Babylon International”, a training programme for European and African filmmaker, financed by the EU Media Program and the Nigerian Film Corporation.
In 1999 Jürgen founded Script House and heads the company as a managing director since then. He built Script House to a highly recommended agency for script development in Germany and Europe. Jürgen contributed to numerous films and TV series as a script editor, writer and producer.
In 2012 he was hired by nova film as an employed senior producer for a long running German TV series. In 2014 and 2015 he was part of a writers room at Saxonia TV production. He wrote numerous episodes for a German TV series. His original scripts were funded by regional and national film funds, several projects are in pre-production.
Friederike Steinbeck | project coordinator
Katharina Tebroke studied German and English Literature (MA) at Freie Universität Berlin, her MA thesis dealt with food and consumption in contemporary film. She received a DAAD scholarship to pursue Film Studies at University of Exeter (UK) before working as a production assistant, project manager and junior producer in various renowned German Film companies like X Filme Creative Pool and Grundy UFA.
She has been involved in feature films and TV shows like ‘Liebesleben’ (Director: Maria Schrader), ‘The Countess’ (Director: Julie Delpy), ‘Alter und Schönheit’ (Director: Michael Klier), ‘Ich und Kaminski’ (Director: Wolfgang Becker) or ‘Verliebt in Berlin’ (Director: various).
In 2011, she joined Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb) as head of studies and is responsible for curriculum development and realization as well as implementing external co-productions into the education.