is a German screenwriter, director and transmedia producer

with a passion for serial and digital storytelling.



She is a nerd when it comes to detailed world- and character building with a high level of immersion and depth.



Janna studied film, literature, and art history.

She enjoys spicing up her scripts with cultural references.


She was once the deputy managing director

of two film production companies in Berlin,

Ulmen Television GmbH & Ulmen Film GmbH,

where she learned a lot about dark humor

from a funny man named Christian Ulmen.


In 2009, she co-wrote the German cross-media show Ulmen.TV,

which was broadcast by Comedy Central. 


In 2010, she created and produced her first TV series

The Snobs for ZDFneo.


In 2012 she made her directing debut.

The Franco-German transmedia series About:Kate (ARTE)

won awards in Germany and Switzerland.


She recently wrote for award-winning series such as the comedy Jerks (Maxdome/ProSieben), the teen drama Druck (ZDFneo/Funk) and the historical drama The Empress (Netflix). She directed Die Innenministerkonferenz (ZDF) presented by ZDF Magazin Royale, based on an idea by Jan Böhmermann & Carla Kaspari, as well as by Henriette Buss for ZDFneo.


Janna lives and works in Berlin.