Klaus Keil recently retired from his position as professor for Interdisciplinary Film Economics at the Film and Television University Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany, and as managing director of the Erich Pommer Institute, one of Europe’s leading institutes for media law, media management, and media research. His professional career includes positions as assistant director, production manager, and producer, as well as subsequent management positions at Bavaria Film and Constantin Film in Munich. In 1989, Keil was appointed as professor and dean at the Academy of Television and Film Munich, where he set up Germany‘s first academic programme for film production and media economy. Since its inception in 1994 until 2004, he was CEO of the funding body Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg. He is also founding chair of the German Federal Film Production Association (Bundesverband Produktion) and a member of the board of trustees of the Cottbus Film Festival.
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