Heiner Lauterbach is one of the best-known German actors. His breakout role came in 1985 when he starred alongside Uwe Ochsenknecht in Doris Dörrie’s comedy Männer, for which he received a German Film Award (Bundesfilmpreis). He also went on to act in crime series such as Tatort, Eurocops and Faust. In 1996 Lauterbach appeared in Dieter Wedel’s Der Schattenmann, followed in 1997 by the blockbuster Rossini alongside Götz George and Mario Adorf. In 1998 Lauterbach took on the starring role in the film adaptation of the bestseller Campus. That same year he starred as an investigative journalist opposite Franka Potente in the nearly three-hour-long political thriller Opernball, a German-Austrian television co-production. Since the end of the 1990s, Lauterbach has appeared primarily in television productions such as Der Verleger (2001), in which he depicted publishing magnate Axel Springer, and Die Sturmflut and Dresden (both 2006). Also worthy of mention is his portrayal of the brutal contract killer in director Rainer Matsutani’s action-thriller Das Papst-Attentat on RTL television in spring 2008. In 2012 Lauterbach played the lead role in two German independent productions, Reality-XL and Harms.
Thomas “Tom” Bohn
In 1982 Thomas “Tom” Bohn interned as a television journalist at ZDF Studios in Washington and conducted research for Auslandsjournal, Heute and Bilder aus Amerika. In 1983 he began working as a television journalist at Bayerischer Rundfunk in Munich, where he contributed reports for Rundschau, Tagesschau and Tagesthemen. As an advertising filmmaker, he won two Golden Lions and two Silver Lions at the Cannes International Advertising Film Festival – the largest festival for advertising films in the world – between 1985 and 1993. Since 1993 Thomas Bohn has directed television films and written screenplays, primarily for ARD, including more than a dozen episodes of the cult crime series Tatort. Bohn also wrote and directed the feature-length thriller Straight Shooter (1999) with Dennis Hopper and Heino Ferch. He produced his second feature film, Reality XL, a mystery-thriller with Heiner Lauterbach and Max Tidof, in 2011 without subsidies and without support from television stations. In mid-2012 Bohn was appointed to the jury of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
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Jürgen Farenholtz is the owner of the marketing agency NETmark5 in Landsberg. He and his team of 13 communications professionals, graphic artists and copywriters have been at the ready to work with total conviction and élan for Snowdance since March of 2013.