Lutz Heineking

Lutz Heineking

Grimme award winner and old waste glass recycler Lutz Heineking jr. (* 1975 in Cologne) is founder and managing partner in the operational and creative area of eitelsonnenschein GmbH in Cologne and Berlin. Lutz first studied „The Art and Technique of Filmmaking“ at the New York Film Academy and the London Film School. This was followed by a diploma at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.

As a film and brand maker, he is the head and heart of the Film & Series, Content Production and Commercial divisions. Lutz is sometimes a director, sometimes a writer, sometimes a producer, sometimes a creative director - sometimes all of the above (such as on the series »KBV - Keine Besonderen Vorkommnisse (No Activity)«, »Andere Eltern (Other Parents)« or »Finally Deutsch«.

He is a member of the Art Directors Club Deutschland and the German Academy for Television. Lutz‘s first feature film just celebrated its world premiere: »Der Pfau (The Peacock)«, based on the bestseller by Isabel Bogdan, funded by the film- und media foundation NRW, in cooperation with MMC and TOBIS Film GmbH. Lutz‘s signature as a filmmaker is unmistakable – a clear and special color in the German and soon international media world.

Conference 2023

Thu, 15.06.23 / 09:30 - 10:15
Cinenova / Theatre 1
Kaat Beels, Nathalie Basteyns, Lutz Heineking, Adrian Spring
In cooperation with the European Showrunner Programme. While more and more European series are helmed by showrunners, this work model is still new to the European series market. The European Showrunner Think Tank sets out to shed light on the advantages and challenges of showrunning in Europe from the perspectives of all parties involved.