Kirsten Ittershagen

Writer (Germany)

KIRSTEN ITTERSHAGEN is a German TV Writer-Producer who produces German and international TV series with passion and precision.

Kirsten Ittershagen was born and raised in Hamburg. After completing her MA studies in Sociology, Cultural Studies, Politics and Psychology at the University of Hamburg, she began working in advertising, but dreamed of a career in the TV Industry.

In 2005 she decided to take the leap of faith. Kirsten Ittershagen moved to Berlin and started her career as a staff writer at UFA Serial Drama (GrundyUFA TV). She soon advanced to storyliner, and then moved on to story editor. Before long, she found herself in 2009 as the head writer of the top-rated, long-running TV series Unter Uns (Among Us), Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten (Good Times, Bad Times), and in 2013 as the writer-producer of Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love).

As a passionate traveler, Kirsten Ittershagen loves to work internationally and to collaborate with different cultures. For the global entertainment company FremantleMedia (London), she worked in Croatia in 2011 on the show Ruza Vjetrova (Rose of the Wind) for Croation broadcaster RTL, heading up their international writers room. And in 2013 she developed a TV series called The Mall, which was set in Dubai and programmed to air all over the Middle East, for Fremantle.

Kirsten has been a core tutor in the Serial Eyes Program since the inception of the programme and teaches a workshop in “Head Writing for Daily Dramas.”

Over the past ten years Kirsten Ittershagen has created and developed original TV projects. In 2014 her passion project Alibi Agentur (Alibi Agency) was commissioned for the ZDFneo TV Lab in Germany. She wrote the script and produced the pilot for UFA Serial Drama and public broadcaster ZDFneo. The show aired in August 2014 on ZDFneo.

Currently Kirsten Ittershagen works as a script writer and development consultant for TV series, TV movies and feature films for German companies: UFA Serial Drama, UFA Fiction, Constantin TV, MME Moviement and Good Friends Production. In December 2016 she won the Exposé Funding of the VDD and ProSiebenSAT1 for her feature film project, Tindarella.

Kirsten Ittershagen is also a busy bee in the US. She is represented by Roy Ashton from The Gersh Agency, who is currently shopping an adaptation of The Alibi Agency to networks in Hollywood.