Special Guest for the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Autumn Showcase 2021 Opening Night and San Francisco Special Screening of “I’m Your Man” on Monday, November 15th at the Roxie Theater.
Dr. Lisa Blumenberg was born in 1964 in Merzig, Germany. She studied literature, journalism and psychology and received her PhD in 1993. During her time at university, she worked as an assistant director at the National Theatre in Mainz and as a TV journalist. Her career in film began as a development producer in the TV Drama/Series department of the Saarland division of the major public German broadcaster ARD.
In 1996, she joined Studio Hamburg Produktion as an executive producer. In 2007, she became part of the managing team of Letterbox Filmproduktion.
Her critically acclaimed television films have received numerous nominations and awards, including the VFF TV Producers Award for Die Frau am Ende der Straße (NDR), and the Grimme Award, Bavarian TV Award, and German Comedy Award for the adaptation of the best-selling novel Neue Vahr Süd (WDR/RB).
Blumenberg is also known for her inter-nationally acclaimed drama series Bad Banks (ZDF/ARTE), which received numerous prestigious awards (German Television Award, Grimme Award, among others) and was nominated for the International Emmy Award. The show sold to over 40 countries including the US.
Her recent productions include the feature film I’m Your Man by Maria Schrader, which had its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and won the Silver Bear for Maren Eggert’s Best Leading Performance. The film has received four Lolas (German Film Awards, also regarded as the “German Oscar”) including Best Directing, Best Script, Best Actress and Best Picture (Gold).
I’m Your Man was sold to 80 countries. It is representing Germany in the competition for the 2022 Academy Awards.
Blumenberg is a member of WIFT (Women in Film and Television), the German Academy of Performing Arts, and the International Emmy Academy.