Kathrin Lohmann
Managing Director

Kathrin Lohmann joined Film Manufacturers GmbH as Managing Director in 2010. In her capacity as chairman and founder of KJ Entertainment (a talent agency and production company), Lohmann has been associated with Film Manufacturers as an agent, producer, co-producer and writer for the past 18 years. Specializing in script development and packaging talent for film and television, Lohmann has represented most notably Academy Award-nominated director Marc Forster (Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace), director Joe Coppoletta ("Walker, Texas Ranger"), director Katharina Otto-Bernstein and award-winning actors like Christine Kaufmann, Christian Oliver (The Good German) and Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds). International film credits include the Academy Award-winning film The Lives of Others, The Calling, Absolute Wilson and Beautopia. European co-production credits include the mini-series Sophie - Empress Sissi's Younger Sister and The Siberian Princess; and German domestic credits include television entertainment shows such as Comedy Factory (Pro7), Live From the River Cafe (Pro7) and Gottschalks Houseparty.

Kathrin Lohmann holds a degree in Screenwriting from NYU and an MA in Communication from the Hamburg University. She began her career as a writer and columnist for Springer and Burda Publishing. After serving as the editor-in-chief for Grund Genug, a real estate magazine, she worked as a television producer for SAT 1, Berlin, before starting her own company.

Kathrin Lohmann is a member of the advisory board of Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. She works and lives in Munich.

Frank Otto
Managing Director

Frank Otto is a German media entrepreneur who has worked in radio, television and publishing for the past 25 years. A graduate of Kiel University, Mr. Otto created Germany's first private Pop Radio Station, OK-Radio in 1987 in Hamburg. In conjunction, he published the listings magazine Hamburg Pur. In 1993, while expanding his radio network into other parts of the country, Mr. Otto founded the international music channel VIVA TV together with Time Warner, EMI and Sony. In the same year he established Hamburg 1, a local news channel. Five years later, Mr. Otto branched out into publishing and acquired the failing daily newspaper Hamburger Morgenpost, which he restructured and returned to profitability.

In 2005, he founded Ferryhouse Productions,which houses an independent recording label, an artist management company and a development company for product ideas.

Frank Otto began his affiliation with FMI in 1995, when he wrote the music for his sister Katharina Otto-Bernstein's film Beautopia together with Bernd Kohler -Adams.

Mr. Otto and Mr. Kohler-Adams also collaborated on the multi media production Trip - Remix Your Experience, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.

Mr. Otto's producer credits include the Academy Award-nominated short The Red Jacket, Flamenco Mi Vida, and the soccer documentary Sankt Pauli.