Katharina Otto-Bernstein
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    Office:   212 237-3181
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    1633 Broadway, Suite 1802,
    New York, NY, 10019, United States of America
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Katharina Otto-Bernstein

Film Manufacturers Inc.

Full Bio
Katharina Otto-Bernstein, is a German-born filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. She is best known for writing and directing the award-winning documentaries Beautopia and Absolute Wilson, writing the biography of the acclaimed theatre and opera director Robert Wilson by the same title, and co-producing an Emmy-nominated documentary Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures. Otto-Bernstein is the president of Film Manufacturers Inc. which develops and produces independent films, documentaries, and television series, with offices in New York and Munich.

Professional Credits
2016 Producer, Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

2015 executive producer, Bears Discover Fire, Short Film, NY

2015 created by/writer, The Publicist (TV Pilot, TV Land, Viacom)

2014/15 writer, producer, Galapagos (in development), director: Marc Rothemund

2013 writer, No Better Friend (collection of short stories, edited by Elke Gazzara, Lyons Press, Pub Date: 10/15/2013)

2013 Dramaturge, Fables on Global Warming, ballet by Karole Armitage (world premiere September 24th)

2011 segment writer, The Watermill Center: Robert Wilsons Legacy ( Daco-Verlag, Stuttgart)

2007 writer, Absolute Wilson: The Biography (Prestel, Random House)

2006 writer, director, co-producer, Absolute Wilson (Studio Canal, New Yorker Films, HBO Documentaries) Festivals/Awards: Berlin, Sydney, Melbourne, Warsaw, Jerusalem, Rio, Oxford, Art Basel (Art Film of the Year Award), etc.

1998 writer, director Beautopia (Fox Lorber/FMI) Festivals/Awards: Sundance (Grand Prize nominee), Chicago (Silver Hugo), Hot Springs, Rotterdam, D
Industry Awards
Absolute Wilson, Art Film of the Year, Art Basel 2006

Beautopia, Silver Hugo Award, Social/Political Documentary, 33rd Chicago International Film Festival, 1998. Grand Prize Nominee, Sundance Film Festival, 1998

Teething with Anger, MTV Talent Award, 1989

Columbia University Alumni Medal, School of the Arts, 2009