Jana Burbach

Writer, German

Born 1985 in Munich, Jana Burbach lives and works in Ber­lin as a freel­ance script writer, with a spe­cial focus on devel­op­ing tv series. From 2004 – 2007, she com­pleted a BA in Clas­sics and Eng­lish at the Uni­ver­sity of Oxford and from 2009 – 2011 an MA in Expan­ded Theatre at the Hoch­schule der Kün­ste Bern. After sev­er­al years of work­ing in theatre as an assist­ant dir­ect­or, dir­ect­or, per­former, writer and dram­at­urg, she focused on script-writ­ing. From 2013 – 2014, she par­ti­cip­ated in the Dre­hbuch­werkstatt München and sub­sequently in Seri­al Eyes at the dffb. Since then, Jana Burbach has been a staff writer for sev­er­al TV shows, includ­ing the award-win­ning Bad Banks (ZDF, Arte) , Break­ing Even (ZDF Neo) and Tribes of Europa (Net­flix) , was head-writer for the first sea­son of Die Hei­l­and (ARD) and co-cre­ated Just Push Abuba (ZDF Quantum). She also teaches work­shops on the writers room mod­el for TV devel­op­ment.

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

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