Identity:Director of ZDF/ARTE
Name:Martin Pieper

Brief introduction

       From 1990-1994 he was at ZDFresp. ZDF Enterprises (commercial branch of ZDF) responsible for legal andbusiness affairs of the ECA (European Copro­duction Association, a jointventure between Channel 4, France 2, ORF, RAI, SRG/SSR, TVE and ZDF with theaim to co-produce long running series and TV movies) as well as for some choseninternational co-productions. From 1994-1996 he has been assistant of theDirector for European Joint Venture Programmes (Director Europäische Programm beteiligungen) and from 1996-2000 assistant of theDirector for European Satellite Programmes (Direktor EuropäischeSatellitenprogramme – 3sat, ARTE, Digitaler Theaterkanal, ZDF-Vision). TillJune 2000 he has been commissioning editor and head of the department culture &science programmes/ARTE. Since May 2011 is he head of the department “ARTE -Thema” which covers the areas culture, history, politics, human interest,nature and wildlife.

       Since 2003 he is member of thefunding and selection board of the Baden-Württemberg Film Funding Corporation.He received a Grimme award in 2006