Prof. Regina Ziegler, according to “Hollywood Reporter”, is Germany’s most prolific producer, founding her film production company in Berlin in 1973. Today, Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG. is still family run and has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Baden-Baden. In 2005, Ziegler became an honorary professor at the College for Film and Television, Potsdam.
Ziegler films have received many awards, including the German Film Prize, the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Lion of the Venice Festival and the Peace Prize at the Berlinale.
In 1998 Federal President Roman Herzog presented Ziegler with the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class. In 1999 she received the Los Angeles “American Cinema Foundation Award” for outstanding commitment to the film industry. In 2006 Ziegler was honored with a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2009 she received the prestigious International Emmy Award and the Golden Nymph at the Monte Carlo TV Festival for the ZDF three-part series “The Wolves”.
Ziegler’s recent productions include the film comedy “Freshly squeezed” best on the bestselling book by Susanne Fröhlich and the international movie “Henri 4″ based on the novels of Heinrich Mann. The successful ARD series “Weissensee” (White lake), was awarded the German Television Awards 2011 and “The Man with the Bassoon”, the film version of Udo Jürgens’ family saga has recently received the Bambi audience Award and the ROMY award for Best TV movie. At the TV Festival 2012 in Monte Carlo, Ziegler’s production “Annas Decision” won the Monaco Red Cross Award and in September 2012 she will receive a star on the Boulevard of Stars in Berlin at Potsdamer Platz.