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Katharina Pietzsch

ZDF Junior Enterprises


Katharina Pietzsch, Director – ZDF Junior Enterprises

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Media Studies and Arts and Media Management from Sheffield Hallam University and finishing her Master’s (phil.) degree in Textual and Visual Studies at Trinity College, Dublin, Katharina started working as a producer for commercials for renowned German advertising agency Jung von Matt in Hamburg.

In 2003 she joined ZDF Enterprises as a trainee then moved on to become Manager Acquisitions & Coproductions for children and youth content. In her current role as Director ZDFE.junior she is responsible for coproductions of and investments in kids, youth and family programming. She also manages sales into the English-speaking, French-speaking and Scandinavian territories as well as key-accounts.

As part of ZDFE.junior’s creative board which decides upon the creative direction of the company and the projects ZDF Enterprises co-produces and exploits across all platforms, she invests into all kinds of children and youth programming across all genres and ranging from pre-school to tween/teen content – animated or in live-action.