Regina Ziegler

Regina Ziegler

Darstellerin, Kamera, Produzent, Produktionsleitung
*08.03.1944 Quedlinburg

Biography

Regina Ziegler was born in Quedlinburg on March 8 1944. Already at an early age, her mother – a journalist and film critic – took her along to screenings, thus fostering her love for the movies. Following her high school graduation in 1964, she and her later husband Hartmut Ziegler moved to Berlin, where she enrolled in law school with the purpose of becoming a judge. Yet she dropped out after one semester and instead took on different jobs at the SFB television network, eventually becoming a production assistant.

In 1973, at the age of 29, she founded her own production company. Her very first film "Ich dachte, ich wäre tot" was also the directorial debut of Wolf Gremm. Ziegler and Gremm would eventually marry in 1979, and she produced several more of his works, including "Fabian", "Kamikaze 1989" starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and "Nancy und Frank" ("Nancy & Frank: A Manhattan Love Story"). She also produced films by Ulrich Schamoni, Rosa von Praunheim, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Jeanine Meerapfel, Jean-Marie Straub and Andrzej Wajda.

To this day, Regina Ziegler oversaw more than 200 feature film productions, plus numerous television dramas, miniseries, shows and documentaries. She initiated the short film series "Erotic Tales", which featured woks by renowned international filmmakers like Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Hal Hartley and Susan Seidelman. Among her best known theatrical releases are the erotic thriller "Solo für Klarinette ("Solo For Clarinet", 1998), "Unkenrufe" (2005), the period drama "Henri 4" ("Henry of Navarre"), Ulrich Schamoni's autobiographical essay film "Abschied von den Fröschen", the comedy "Frisch gepresst" ("Freshly Squeezed", 2012) and the musical spoof "Im weissen Rössl – Wehe du singst" (2013). The first season of Ziegler's TV series "Weissensee" went on to win the German Television Award for Best Series, and the biopic "Der Mann mit dem Fagott" (2011) garnered the German Television Award for Best Miniseries and the Austrian "Romy" for Best Television Drama.

During her career, Regina Ziegler herself received numerous national and international commendations, including the Federal Cross of Merit, the German film Award, the Grimme-Award, the Berlinale Kamera of the Berlin IFF, and the American Cinema Foundation Award. In 2006, the New York Museum of Modern Art honoured her with a retrospective.

Her company Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion was reorganized into Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG in 2000. The internationally active company remains an independent, family-run business, managed by Regina Ziegler and her daughter Tanja Ziegler. Since 2011, the two also run the Berlin arthouse cinema Filmkunst 66.

Filmography

2017/2018 Abgeschnitten
Producer
 
2016/2017 Die Freibadclique
Co-Producer
 
2016/2017 Rückkehr nach Montauk
Producer
 
2015 Weissensee [3. Staffel]
Producer
 
2013/2014 Großer schwarzer Vogel
Producer
 
2013/2014 Der Beutegänger
Producer
 
2012/2013 Tod am Weiher
Producer
 
2012/2013 Im weissen Rössl - Wehe du singst
Producer
 
2012/2013 Die Toten von Hameln
Producer
 
2012/2013 Weissensee [2. Staffel]
Producer
 
2012 Die Holzbaronin
Producer
 
2011/2012 Frisch gepresst
Producer
 
2011-2015 Ich liebe das Leben trotzdem
Director of photography
 
2011 Abschied von den Fröschen
Producer
 
2011 Bridges
Co-Producer
 
2010/2011 Der Mann mit dem Fagott
Producer
 
2009/2010 Weissensee [1. Staffel]
Producer
 
2008/2009 Jenseits der Mauer
Producer
 
2008/2009 Oben und Unten
Producer
 
2008/2009 Schutzlos
Producer
 
2008-2010 Henri 4
Producer
 
2008 Himmlischer Besuch für Lisa
Producer
 
2008 Der Besuch der alten Dame
Producer
 
2007-2009 Die Frau, die im Wald verschwand
Producer
 
2006/2007 Dornröschens Rache
Producer
 
2006 Fünf-Sterne-Kerle inklusive
Producer
 
2005/2006 Der See der Träume
Producer
 
2005/2006 Sie ist meine Mutter
Producer
 
2005/2006 Pommery und Leichenschmaus
Producer
 
2005 Drei Schwestern - Made in Germany
Producer
 
2005 Mein Mann und seine Mütter
Producer
 
2005 Hengstparade
Producer
 
2004/2005 Pommery & Hochzeitstorte
Producer
 
2004/2005 Unkenrufe
Producer
 
2004/2005 Die Geierwally
Producer
 
2004/2005 Wellen
Producer
 
2004-2006 Lieben und Töten
Producer
 
2004 Der Vater meines Sohnes
Producer
 
2004 Das Bernstein-Amulett
Producer
 
2004 Judith Kemp
Producer
 
2004 Die Rosenzüchterin
Producer
 
2003 Ein seltsames Paar
Producer
 
2003 Music
Executive producer
 
2003 In der Höhle der Löwin
Producer
 
2003 Die Passage
Producer
 
2003 Das Glück ihres Lebens
Producer
 
2003 Katz und Hund
Producer
 
2003 Willy Brandt - Eine Jahrhundertgestalt
Producer
 
2003 Wunschkinder und andere Zufälle
Producer
 
2003 Die geheime Inquisition
Producer
 
2002/2003 Der zehnte Sommer
Co-Producer
 
2002/2003 Im Schatten der Macht
Executive producer
 
2002 Club der Träume: Marmaris
Producer
 
2002 Pommery & Putenbrust
Producer
 
2002 Tödliches Rendezvous - Die Spur führt nach Palma
Producer
 
2002 Eine erotische Geschichte
Producer
 
2002 Eine erotische Geschichte
Executive producer
 
2002 Rotlicht III - Die Stunde des Jägers
Producer
 
2002 Das Haus der Schwestern
Producer
 
2001/2002 Paule und Julia
Producer
 
2001/2002 Die Westentaschenvenus
Producer
 
2001/2002 Der Verehrer
Producer
 
2001 Suche impotenten Mann fürs Leben
Producer
 
2001 Die neue Bescheidenheit
Producer
 
2000/2001 Gnadenlose Bräute
Producer
 
2000/2001 Nancy & Frank
Producer
 
2000/2001 Frauen, die Prosecco trinken
Producer
 
2000 Kimono
Producer
 
2000 On Top Down Under
Producer
 
2000 Powers
Producer
 
2000 Tagebuch einer Verführung
Producer
 
2000 Die Tankstelle
Producer
 
2000 Ein lasterhaftes Pärchen
Producer
 
2000 Rotlicht II - In der Höhle des Löwen
Producer
 
1999 Can I be Your Bratwurst, Please?
Producer
 
1999 Gehetzt
Producer
 
1999 Angela
Producer
 
1999 Das rote Strumpfband
Executive producer
 
1999 Der Wartesaal
Producer
 
1999 Georgische Trauben
Producer
 
1999 Träum was Schönes
Executive producer
 
1998/1999 Männer sind wie Schokolade
Producer
 
1998/1999 Die Häupter meiner Lieben
Producer
 
1998/1999 Mit fünfzig küssen Männer anders
Producer
 
1998/1999 Nur ein toter Mann ist ein guter Mann
Producer
 
1998 Die Sünde der Engel
Producer
 
1998 Ein mörderisches Erbe - Tausch mit einer Toten
Producer
 
1998 Einschub in den Bericht des Politbüros
Producer
 
1998 Die unerwünschte Zeugin
Co-Producer
 
1997/1998 Solo für Klarinette
Producer
 
1997 Schmetterlingsgefühle
Producer
 
1996/1997 Die 120 Tage von Bottrop
Participation
 
1996/1997 Der Kindermord
Producer
 
1996/1997 Die Staatsanwältin
Producer
 
1996 Im Zwiespalt der Gefühle
Producer
 
1996 Sambolico
Executive producer
 
1995/1996 Der Teufel und die Jungfrau
Producer
 
1995/1996 Der Elefant vergißt nie
Producer
 
1995/1996 Zuckerschnute
Producer
 
1995 Herberge für einen Frühling
Producer
 
1995 Hotel Paradise
Producer
 
1994/1995 Ich begehre dich
Producer
 
1994 Tödliche Besessenheit - Das Geheimnis der Martha E.
Producer
 
1994 Tödliches Netz
Producer
 
1994 Let's Talk About Love
Producer
 
1994 Feucht
Producer
 
1994 Taboo Parlour
Producer
 
1994 Die unersättliche Mrs. Kirsch
Producer
 
1994 Wonton Soup
Producer
 
1994 Berührungen
Producer
 
1994 Die Himmelspforte
Producer
 
1994 Vroom, Vroom, Vroom
Producer
 
1993/1994 The Dutch Master
Producer
 
1993 Der Ring mit dem gekrönten Adler
Producer
 
1992 Rodina heißt Heimat
Producer
 
1991/1992 Die Hütte am See
Producer
 
1991/1992 Antigone
Producer
 
1991 Meine Tochter gehört mir
Producer
 
1991 Femina
Producer
 
1990/1991 Trillertrine
Producer
 
1990/1991 Das lange Gespräch mit dem Vogel
Producer
 
1990/1991 Gesucht wird Ricki Forster
Producer
 
1990 Die Mauerbrockenbande
Producer
 
1990 Schummel ich, schummelst Du...
Producer
 
1990 Der scheckige Hund läuft am Meer entlang
Producer
 
1989/1990 Novembertage - Stimmen und Wege
Producer
 
1989/1990 Korczak
Producer
 
1989 Killer kennen keine Furcht
Producer
 
1989 Jede Menge Schmidt
Producer
 
1989 Signiert: Andrzej Wajda
Producer
 
1988 Trouble im Penthouse
Producer
 
1988 Ein ungleiches Paar
Producer
 
1987/1988 Im Schatten der Angst
Producer
 
1986/1987 Vicky und Nicky
Producer
 
1986/1987 Hexenschuß
Producer
 
1986 Auf der Suche nach der Sonne
Producer
 
1985/1986 Pattbergs Erbe
Producer
 
1985/1986 Rosa Luxemburg
Producer
 
1985/1986 Die Reise
Producer
 
1985/1986 Triumph der Liebe
Producer
 
1985 German Dreams
Producer
 
1984/1985 Die Schwärmer
Producer
 
1984/1985 André Heller sieht sein Feuerwerk
Producer
 
1984-1986 Sturz durch Träume. André Hellers Feuerbilder
Producer
 
1984 Die Abschiebung
Producer
 
1984 Sigi, der Straßenfeger
Producer
 
1984 A Year of the Quiet Sun
Producer
 
1984 Am Anfang war der Dieb
Producer
 
1983/1984 Die Hermannsschlacht
Producer
 
1983/1984 Die Familie oder Schroffenstein
Producer
 
1983 Reise in ein verborgenes Leben
Producer
 
1983 Der Tod kommt durch die Tür
Producer
 
1982/1983 Heinrich Penthesilea von Kleist
Producer
 
1982/1983 Die unglaubliche und traurige Geschichte von der unschuldigen Erendira und ihrer herzlosen Großmutter
Producer
 
1982/1983 Der steinerne Fluß
Producer
 
1982/1983 Klassen Feind
Producer
 
1982-1984 Liebe ist kein Argument
Cast, Producer
 
1982 Die Unerreichbare
Producer
 
1981/1982 Kamikaze 1989
Producer
 
1981/1982 Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Letzte Arbeiten
Producer
 
1981/1982 Flüchtige Bekanntschaften
Producer
 
1981/1982 Sei zärtlich, Pinguin
Producer
 
1981 Nach Mitternacht
Producer
 
1981 Der Träumer
Producer
 
1980/1981 Malou
Producer
 
1980/1981 Ohne Rückfahrkarte
Producer
 
1980 Das Traumhaus
Producer
 
1980 Kein Reihenhaus für Robin Hood
Producer
 
1979/1980 Panische Zeiten
Producer
 
1979/1980 Henry Angst
Producer
 
1979/1980 Fabian
Producer
 
1979/1980 Groß und klein
Producer
 
1979/1980 Valse triste
Producer
 
1979 ...sonst würde das Kino sterben - Drei junge deutsche Filmproduzenten
Participation
 
1978/1979 Monarch
Producer
 
1978/1979 Die große Flatter
Producer
 
1978/1979 Trilogie des Wiedersehens
Producer
 
1978 ...nur noch die Hälfte wert
Producer
 
1977 Tod oder Freiheit
Producer, Co-Producer, Unit production manager
 
1976/1977 Heinrich
Producer, Unit production manager
 
1976/1977 Der unanständige Profit
Producer
 
1976 Die Brüder
Producer
 
1975 Sommergäste
Producer
 
1975 Familienglück
Producer
 
1975 Berliner Bettwurst
Producer, Line producer, Unit production manager
 
1975 Anna & Edith
Producer
 
1974/1975 Meine Sorgen möcht' ich haben
Producer
 
1973/1974 Chapeau Claque
Producer, Unit production manager
 
1973 Ich dachte, ich wäre tot
Producer
 
1973 Axel von Auersperg
Producer