The Team

Lisa Arndt

Junior Producer

040 / 6688 4282

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Lisa Arndt

Junior Producer

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040 / 6688 4282

Dr. Lisa Blumenberg

Executive Producer

+49 40 6688 4884

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Dr. Lisa Blumenberg

Executive Producer

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+49 40 6688 4884

Dr. Lisa Blumenberg studied Literature, Journalism and Psychology and received her PhD in 2003. Throughout her time at university, she worked as an assistant director at the national theatre in Mainz as well as a TV journalist. Her career in film began soon after as a story consultant for the Saarland division of the major public broadcaster ARD.

In 1996, she joined Studio Hamburg Produktion as an Executive Producer. In the following years, she was responsible for various successful TV-shows and feature films, which she produced for RTL, ZDF, arte and ARD. She received the VFF TV Producers Award for “Die Frau am Ende der Straße” (NDR) in 2006.

In 2007, she became a member of the board of Studio Hamburg. Her latest productions include critically acclaimed television films such as „Eine gute Mutter“, „Es war einer von uns“ and „Vater Mutter Mörder“, as well as several episodes of the German cult-serial „Crime Scene“ (original title: “Tatort”). In addition, she produced an award-winning adaptation of the bestselling novel “Neue Vahr Süd”, which was granted the Grimme Prize and the German Comedy Prize amongst many others.

Blumenberg is also creative producer of the international drama series CREDO, as well of BLOCHIN (ZDF), which was part of the official program at the Berlinale Film Festival 2015.

Holger Ellermann

Executive Producer

+49 40 / 6688 4873

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Holger Ellermann

Executive Producer

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+49 40 / 6688 4873

Christian Friedrichs

Executive Producer

040 / 6688 4273

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Christian Friedrichs

Executive Producer

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040 / 6688 4273

Torsten Götz

Development Producer

+49 40 6688 4837

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Torsten Götz

Development Producer

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+49 40 6688 4837

Katrin Hartmann

Assistance of
Sibylle Maddauss

+49 40 6688 4440

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Katrin Hartmann

Assistance of
Sibylle Maddauss

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+49 40 6688 4440

Ines Karp

Executive Producer

+49 40 6688 4546

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Ines Karp

Executive Producer

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+49 40 6688 4546

Andreas Knoblauch

Managing Director

+49 40 6688 4820

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Andreas Knoblauch

Managing Director

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+49 40 6688 4820

Andreas Knoblauch studied film and television production at the Filmhochschule Potsdam-Babelsberg.  He began his career as a Production Manager at Südwestfunk (SWR) Baden-Baden, before he came to the Studio-Hamburg Gruppe in 1989.  Under this roof, Andreas Knoblauch worked for Multimedia GmbH, where he was the responsible Line Producer for series such as "Alphateam", the theatrical film "Obsession", the docu-drama "Todesspiel" and many more television movies, as well as documentaries, magazine shows and entertainment productions such as "Bitte lächeln". In 2000, Mr. Knoblauch became Managing Director of Studio Hamburg Gruppe, wholly-owned subsidiary, Cinecentrum GmbH, where he among other projects was responsible for the ZDF series "Herzschlag – Das Ärzteteam Nord " and "Soko Wismar", as well as the talk shows "Beckmann" and "Anne Will". In early 2010, Andreas Knoblauch became Managing Director of Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe.

Jan Kremer

Line Producer

+49 40 6688 2354

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Jan Kremer

Line Producer

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+49 40 6688 2354

Martina Lebküchner

Book Producer

040 / 6688 4280

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Martina Lebküchner

Book Producer

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040 / 6688 4280

Michael Lehmann

Chairman of the Management Board

+49 40 6688 3557

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Michael Lehmann

Chairman of the Management Board

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+49 40 6688 3557

Michael Lehmann has served as the Managing Director of Studio Hamburg Produktion since 2006 out of which the Studio Hamburg Produktion Gruppe emerged in 2010. In 2009, he took over as Chairperson of the Management Board. In his current capacity, Mr. Lehmann is also responsible for the operations of the subsidiaries LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION, REAL FILM Berlin and Studio Hamburg UK.

Mr. Lehmann’s tenure at Studio Hamburg began in 1995, starting as Producer and later as Executive Producer. In 2000 he was given power of attorney for the company and made a member of the Management Board. As Executive Producer, Mr. Lehmann was responsible for a wide variety of prize-winning film and television productions. Under his leadership were successful series for the commercial broadcaster RTL such as “Die Cleveren”, “Die Gerichtsmedizinerin” and “Die Anwälte” as well as for the public broadcaster ZDF the successful series “Die Rettungsflieger” and “Notruf Hafenkante”. His more recent productions include the critically acclaimed television drama for ARD, “Es ist nicht vorbei” about Hoheneck, the largest women’s prison in East Germany. The film was recognized for drawing a wide audience to a subject that was forgotten in East Germany and largely unknown in West Germany. With the ZDF comedy “Stankowskis Millionen”, winner of the Comedy Prize for Best Television Comedy, Mr. Lehmann executive produced another television movie featuring recent East German history that humorously depicted the schemes in selling off the former East German state property. In addition, he produced the ZDF Event Movie, “Die Schuld der Erben” as well as “Der Tote auf dem Eis”.  

The screen adaptation of Pascal Mercier’s best-selling novel “Night Train To Lisbon”, was released in the cinemas in 2013. One year later, Michael Lehmann produced “Unter der Haut”. This television drama for the public broadcaster NDR focuses on one of the biggest pharmaceutical scandals in post-war German history. Michael Lehmann has also been executive producer of Dietrich Brüggemann’s Nazi satire “Heil”, which was released in German theaters in 2015 and was awarded the German Film Critics Award for “Best Screenplay” and “Best Editing” at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. The miniseries “Capital Power”, one of Lehmann’s recent productions, premiered on German television in early 2016. The gripping thriller about the game of power and media was the first German TV series Netflix licensed before it even went in production. His current theatrical productions include “Simpel”, the screen adaptation of Marie-Aude Murail’s bestselling novel, and “Die Pfefferkörner und der Fluch des schwarzen Königs”, the Peppercorns’ first cinematic adventure

Helmut Lotz

Assistance of Line Producer

+49 40 6688 4291

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Helmut Lotz

Assistance of Line Producer

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+49 40 6688 4291

Sibylle Maddauss

Line Producer

+49 40 6688 4412

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Sibylle Maddauss

Line Producer

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+49 40 6688 4412

Jacqueline Mesterknecht

Assistant

040 / 6688 4281

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Jacqueline Mesterknecht

Assistant

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040 / 6688 4281

Joerg Pawlik

Line Producer

+49 40 6688 2342

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Joerg Pawlik

Line Producer

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+49 40 6688 2342

Johannes Pollmann

Producer

+49 40 / 6688 4245

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Johannes Pollmann

Producer

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+49 40 / 6688 4245

Kerstin Ramcke

Executive Producer

+49 40 6688 5449

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Kerstin Ramcke

Executive Producer

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+49 40 6688 5449

Günther Russ

Managing Director

+49 40 6688 4209

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Günther Russ

Managing Director

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+49 40 6688 4209

Günther Russ has served as Line Producer for the holding company since 2004 and in October 2007, he was named to the Management Board of Studio Hamburg Produktion GmbH. In connection with the company’s restructuring in 2010, Mr. Russ was named Managing Director of LETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION.  One year later he, together with Michael Lehmann, became Co-Managing Director of REAL FILM Berlin GmbH.  As Line Producer, he was responsible for television’s productions including, “Deadline”, “Miss Texas”, “Wenn Liebe doch so einfach wär”, “Beim nächsten Kind wird alles anders, the film version from the “Polizeiruf 110” series, “Zwei Brüder”, “Falscher Vater”, “Eine andere Welt” as well as “Familie Windscheidt - Der ganz normale Wahnsinn” and many more. For the company’s theatrical slot he supervised the productions “Die drei Fragezeichen -??? - Das Geheimnis der Geisterinsel”, “Die drei Fragezeichen -??? Das Geisterschloss”, “Die Rote Zora”, “Cry of the Owl” as well as the international theatrical film production of the best-selling novel, “Night Train to Lisbon” directed by Bille August. Before the Berlin-born Mr. Russ came to Studio Hamburg he worked as the Line Producer at Trebitsch Production Holding under the direction of Professor Gyula Trebitsch and Katarina Trebitsch. There, he produced, among others, the series “Bella Block” and Donna Leon’s “Commissario Brunetti” series. Günter Russ began his film career in 1980 while in pre-production for the landmark theatrical film “Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo” and since then he has more than 70 national and international productions under his belt.

Ute Salaiski-Garbe

Assistance of
Michael Lehmann

+49 40 6688 4842

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Ute Salaiski-Garbe

Assistance of
Michael Lehmann

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+49 40 6688 4842

Britta Schmidt

Assistance of
Andreas Knoblauch

+ 49 40 6688 4821

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Britta Schmidt

Assistance of
Andreas Knoblauch

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+ 49 40 6688 4821

Karen Schmidt

Assistant

+49 40 6688-4241

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Karen Schmidt

Assistant

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+49 40 6688-4241

Kirsten Schomburg

Assistant of Jan Kremer

+49 40 6688 2358

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Kirsten Schomburg

Assistant of Jan Kremer

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+49 40 6688 2358

Sabine Timmermann

Executive Producer

+49 40 6688 4235

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Sabine Timmermann

Executive Producer

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+49 40 6688 4235

Ayhan Üsük

Producer

040 / 6688 4276

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Ayhan Üsük

Producer

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040 / 6688 4276