Joerg Winger

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Joerg Winger (born 1969) is an Executive Producer and Managing Director at UFA Fiction and a co-creator of the television drama ‘Deutschland 83'.

Early life and education[edit]

Winger was born in Cologne. He studied Russian and was trained to listen to intercepted Russian radio broadcasts during his military service in West Germany.[1] Winger worked as a journalist and studied economics at the University of Cologne. In 1990 he met his wife Anna Winger in Chile.[2]


in the early 2000s Winger moved from Cologne to Leipzig to be the showrunner of SOKO Leipzig[3] Winger has since produced more than 300 episodes of multi-award-nominated[citation needed] prime-time series SOKO Leipzig on ZDF, including 14 feature-length episodes set in locations such as Moscow, Istanbul and Santo Domingo and a crossover episode with UK series The Bill on ITV.

In 2012, Winger created a YouTube channel "Trigger", where he co-created the animated series "Serial Killers" with Marie Meimberg. "Serial Killers" was sold to German TV network RTL Crime.

With his wife, Anna Winger, is co-creator and executive producer of Deutschland 83,[4] broadcast on Sundance TV (USA) in June 2015 and on RTL (Germany) in November and December 2015. The 8-episode series, is about a young East German spy on an undercover mission to West Germany in 1983 and was inspired by Winger's military service experiences.[5][6][2] Deutschland 83 had its world premiere when the first two episodes were shown at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival and has gone on to win a number of awards including: The Grimmepreis, Goldene Kamera, Peabody Award, and an International Emmy.[7]

A new drama series based on Sebastian Fitzek’s thriller Das Joshua-Profil is in development in 2015.[8]

Winger regularly gives lectures on the development and production of television series at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg.[9]

Filmography (Producer)[edit]

2007-2008: Ein Fall für Nadja 2008: The Bill
2011: World Express-Atemlos durch Mexiko
2013: SOKO: Der Prozess
2015: Deutschland 83
2002–present: SOKO Leipzig


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