Participant profile: Dorothee Schön

We travel to Germany today to discover more about the film and television screenwriter, Dorothee Schön.

German delegat Dorothee Schön

Dorothee Schön

Dorothee was born in Bonn, and began her career in film as a student at the Univerity for Television and Film in Munich, where she focused on documentary filmmaking.

One of her early films Blauäugig (Blue Eyed, 1989), which Dorothee co-wrote with Reinhard Hauff, and Hauff directed, won the UNICEF Award at the Venice Film Festival.

Since then she has written more than 30 screenplays for cinema and television, including 14 episodes for the famous long-running (since 1970) crime procedural drama Tatort (Crime Scene, known as Scene of the Crime in the USA) .

Dorothee teaches at several German film schools, such as the University of Television and Film in Munich, the Munich Scriptwriting Workshop, the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin, and the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg. She’s a member of the German Film Academy.

Dorothee currently lives in Ravensburg, with her two children, husband and dog.

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