Bernd Schumacher (producer)

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Bernd Schumacher (born July 15, 1960 in Bonn , actually Bernhard Schumacher ) is a German format developer, television producer and media entrepreneur.


Schumacher grew up with five siblings in Sankt Augustin near Bonn, where he attended elementary school and the Rhein-Sieg-Gymnasium, which he graduated from high school in 1979. He studied philosophy and English in Kiel , Bonn and Berlin, and from 1985 acting with Dorothea Gmelin and Lis Verhoeven in Munich. From 1988 Bernd Schumacher appeared in independent theater productions and worked as a voice actor for Bayerischer Rundfunk , ZDF and Taurus Film, and also as a news anchor and editor for RadioSat 2000.

In 1989 Schumacher was speaker and verbal editor at the newly founded radio belcanto under the direction of Helmut Markwort . In the summer of 1990 he switched to the television broadcaster Tele 5 as a news anchor and editor . In January 1991, as a correspondent from the Turkish city of Diyarbakır , he reported on the Allied counter-attack against Iraq in the Second Gulf War . He was the author of the report of Allah's Forgotten Children (Tele 5 and RTL , 1991).

In the summer of 1991, Schumacher built up the ProSieben news as a founding member of the editorial team and Middle East correspondent ; from 1992 he was the face and reporter of the program Die Reporter , which was awarded the "Golden Cable" in 1993. In 1995, Schumacher also set up the ProSieben studio in Leipzig , which he managed until 1997. He then went into business for himself as a freelance writer and article producer for various magazine and report formats.

In 2000, Schumacher founded 99pro media gmbh in Leipzig with the aim of developing and producing its own formats in the non-fiction area. With the twelve-part series Die Teenie-Mama , his company realized the first docu-soap for the station ProSieben in 2003 - in coproduction with Janus TV GmbH .

In 2004, Schumacher developed the daytime format We are Family! which 99pro media produced between 2005 and 2009 on behalf of ProSieben. The double episode Mama is a butterfly was nominated for the Grimme Prize in 2007. In this non-fictional series too, everyday family life was the focus.

From 2009 to 2013 99pro media produced the VOX format Auf und aus - Mein Auslandstagebuch , 2010 to 2018 the docu-soap Goodbye Germany , for the producer Schumacher 2011 together with the editor-in-chief of Infonetwork GmbH, Michael Wulf , and the editor-in-chief of the station VOX , Kai Sturm, was nominated for the German Television Award.

From 2010 to 2014 99pro media produced seven seasons of the docu-soap Daniela Katzenberger - naturally blonde , and Schumacher's company also developed and licensed the word and image brand Daniela Katzenberger , whose “inventor” Schumacher is considered to be. In 2011, Bernd Schumacher and Susanne Beck won the LIMA Award for the Daniela Katzenberger brand as “Personality / VIP Brand of the Year” for 99pro media together with Annette Kunze for RTL interactive .

From 2014 to 2015 99pro media produced the four-hour documentary Asternweg , for which Schumacher, as a producer and part of the team of authors, was awarded the German TV Prize in the category “ Best Documentation / Reportage ” in 2016.

Schumacher was co-developer of the docu-soap Between Tull and Tears , which ran at Vox from 2016. He was a co-developer of the show Kleine Helden very big , which went on air in 2017 in the first season of RTL II . Schumacher has been producing reports and documentaries on behalf of ZDF and ZDFinfo since 2016 .

In 2018, Schumacher developed the show young, female, boss! , which was already canceled after the second episode, 2 Families 2 Worlds (broadcast on RTL).

Bernd Schumacher is the father of a daughter born in 2004.

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