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Katrin Merkel

Country: Germany

Katrin studied German Literature and French Language at the University of Hamburg, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. She first worked as a freelancer and Video-Journalist in Hamburg, entering film production in 1996, filling various positions such as Production-, Script- and Producer-Assistant. In 1999, she started working as a screenwriter and freelance script reader, from 2001 to 2009 she worked as a Script Reader and Dramaturge in the fiction department of RTL Television in Cologne. Until 2019 she kept busy as a script consultant, development producer and teacher for dramaturgy/serial storytelling at ifs Cologne, masterschool drehbuch (Berlin), focal (Suisse) and MIDPOINT Institute (Prague).

In 2021 she published DER GERMAN ROOM together with her Co-Writer Timo Gößler - about the US-System Writers' Room in German Serial Development. In 2022 she took over the position of Head of Studies of Serial Eyes, a postgraduate program at dffb (Berlin). Besides that she works as a freelance Writers‘ Room Coach.

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