Wolfgang Bergmann

Managing Director ARTE Deutschland and ARTE Coordinator of the ZDF

Wolfgang Bergmann

Wolfgang Bergmann © Carmen Sauerbrei/ZDF


Born in Wiesbaden, Germany on 2nd November, 1962

Professional Background

ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH, Baden-Baden

  • Since October 2011: Managing director of ARTE Deutschland GmbH and ARTE Coordinator of the ZDF
  • Since 1998: Head of the Theatre and Music unit

ZDF (Mainz)

  • 2010-September 2011: Coordinator of the ZDFkultur / Theatre Group
  • 2001-2010: Head of ZDFtheaterkanal (the ZDF’s theatre channel) alongside carrying out missions for 3sat and ARTE

3sat (Mainz)

  • Since 1998: Head of the Theatre Group, ZDF / 3sat
  • 1994-1998: Head of Communication
  • Until 1994: Press and Public Relations Officer and Commissioning Editor of Theatre programs



  • 2008-2010: Founder, director and teacher at the Akademie für Darstellende Kunst (Academy of the Performing Arts), Baden-Württemberg
  • 2006 University of Mainz
  • Goethe Institute
  • Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (University of TV and Film), Potsdam


Education and Training

  • 1982-1989: Studies in ethnology, journalism and German literature at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz



  • 2007: Filmkunstpreis für Fernsehen (film award in the TV category), International Filmfestival in Mannheim-Heidelberg
  • 2006: German Critics Award in the TV category


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2nd December 2014