Executive Producer and Managing Director, UFA FICTION
Jörg Winger is an Executive Producer and Creator of the award-winning espionage series DEUTSCHLAND 83. The series was the first-ever German-speaking series to be broadcast on US television (SundanceTV) before its release in Germany. The eight-part event series has received numerous international and domestic awards including the International Emmy for “Best Drama Series”, a Peabody Award, the Golden Camera for “Best German Mini-series”, a Grimme Award, two C21 Drama Awards as well as the “Special Jury Award “of the Roma Fiction Fest. At the festival Seriés Mania, DEUTSCHLAND 83 also received an award for “Best World Series”.
For UFA FICTION, Jörg Winger has also produced 350 episodes of the nominated primetime series SOKO LEIPZIG (ZDF), 14 of which were feature-film length episodes, some of them shot in Moscow, Istanbul and Santo Domingo, as well as a crossover episode with THE BILL (ITV). The 16th season of the popular police procedural series has been on air since fall 2016. Jörg Winger won an international Google/YouTube pitch with the crime channel TRIGGER, which he developed, and the series SERIAL KILLER went on to become the first YouTube format to be sold to a German pay TV channel (RTL Crime).
Currently, Jörg Winger is co-creating DEUTSCHLAND86 with Anna Winger for Amazon Prime Video and multiple international channels like Canal+, SundanceTV, Channel4, SkyItalia, SVT1, DR etc. A new drama event based on bestselling author Sebastian Fitzek’s THE JOSHUA PROFILE is currently in development for RTL.
Jörg Winger gives regular lectures on the development and production of television series at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg.
Before working as a producer, Jörg Winger worked as a journalist and graduated from the University of Cologne with a degree in political economics.