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Susanne Brand

managing director, filmdirector

During studies in Romance/ German Languages and Literature in Paris und Berlin, Brand entered journalism as a freelance associate for the broadcasters RIAS Berlin and SFB. This was followed by a voluntary position with Norddeutschen Rundfunk in Hamburg and finally by seven years as a permanent freelance associate (as author and director) for the NDR and the ARD, and with NDR cultural editorial staff (Bücherjournal, Arena, Kulturjournal, Kulturreport). Parallel to this, she developed her work as a feature author while realizing various documentaries and coauthoring screenplays with film producer Katharina Trebitsch. This was followed by the foundation of Lona•media in Hamburg with Nicola Graef. In 2004, she also completed a one-year advanced training in screenplay development at the Hamburg Filmschule.