Jan Reetze



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Born in 1956 in Hamburg. Lives with his wife in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, since 2008.

In the seventies hung around the mixing consoles and tape machines of Alster Studios in Hamburg for a while, then did an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk and became co-founder of Waves Lightshow. Later studied Sociology at University of Hamburg, minor subjects: Political Science, Journalism, Social and Economic History, Systematic Musicology.

1989 to 1992 postgraduate scholarship from Friedrich Naumann Foundation. 1992 doctorate from University of Hamburg for The Reality of Media.

Book publications since 1987. Radio features and docus for NDR Radio and Deutschlandfunk, mainly about music, art topics, media history and media research.

Screenwriting class at The Pittsburgh Filmmakers. 2012 ScholarScript Screenplay Award from Millbrook Pictures, Berlin.

Additional jobs included interludes as head of studies at a polling institute, collaboration in a research project at Institute for Sociology at the University of Hamburg, freelance work at Erdenklang-Musikverlag, press work for independent record labels in the electronics and gothic sectors, storyliner for a daily soap. 2004 to 2008 managing partner of Sternklang Musik (music publishing and audio book production) in Tornesch near Hamburg.