Jana Burbach

Writer, German

Jana Burbach was born in 1985 in Munich and raised in Bonn, Lon­don, and Ber­lin. In 2007, she com­pleted a BA in Clas­sics and Eng­lish at the Uni­ver­sity of Oxford and in 2011 an MA in Expan­ded Theatre at the Bern Uni­ver­sity of the Arts. In theatre, she has worked as an assist­ant dir­ect­or, dir­ect­or, writer and dram­at­urg. Since 2013, she has focused entirely on writ­ing for the screen, par­tic­u­larly on series. From 2013 to 2015, she par­ti­cip­ated first in the Dre­hbuch­werkstatt München, then Seri­al Eyes. Since then, Jana Burbach has been a staff writer for the award-win­ning series Bad Banks (ZDF, Arte), the head-writer for sea­son 1 of Die Hei­l­and (ARD), the co-cre­at­or of Just Push Abuba (ZDF Quantum) and a staff writer for Break­ing Even (ZDF Neo) and Tribes of Europa (Net­flix). She is now cre­at­ing her own shows and teach­ing.

Recent Credits:
Bad Banks, staff writer, Letterbox, Arte/ZDF, Germany
Just Push Abuba, co-creator, Lupa Film, ZDF, Germany
Die Heiland, Wir sind Anwalt, head writer, Olgafilm, ARD, Germany

Languages:
German, English, Spanish

Contact:
janaburbach@googlemail.com