Marika Gutmann

Brooklyn, NY




Freelance Producer (New York, NY) | 2001-Present

Produce news and documentary programming for a variety of European and American networks and production companies. Subjects range from food/travel, health/entertainment to political/historical and cultural features. Produce corporate videos, web videos and business TV programming for U.S. corporations. Multinational client list includes PBS, American Express, Credit Suisse, Daimler Chrysler TV, ABC News, Associated Press, Public Address System, Verizon, Shanghai Media Group, ARTE, ARD German TV, ZDF German TV, RTL German TV, N-TV German News Channel, Deutsche Welle.

RTL Television (New York, NY) | Senior Producer | 1999-2001

Senior producer of news programming for a major German TV network, reaching 5 million viewers globally. Executive produced major event coverage, such as the 2000 U.S. Presidential election. Planned and produced daily breaking news content. Supervised and directed a production staff of 10. Milestone assignments included coverage of: Terrorist attacks of September 11; Timothy McVeigh execution; Inauguration of President Bush; 2000 U.S. Presidential Election; 2000 U.S. Presidential Campaign.


RTL Television (New York, NY) | Field Producer | 1995-1999

Producer of news segments for daily news broadcasts. Responsibilities included all aspects of live and field production; researching stories; conducting interviews; directing shoots; rough cut editing 2-4 minute segments and supervising signal distribution. Milestone assignments included coverage of: Impeachment proceedings of President Clinton; UN General Assembly; JFK Jr. plane crash; Clinton-Lewinsky affair; NATO 50th anniversary; Swissair crash; Timothy McVeigh trial; Academy Awards, Grammy Awards; NY Fashion Week.



The Noble Desktop (New York, NY) | Training in web design | 2008

New School University (New York, NY) | MA in Media Studies | 2003

New School University (New York, NY) | BA in Liberal Arts | 2001

New School University (New York, NY) | Certificate in Media Management | 2001



Mac and PC proficient; MS Office; AVID & Final Cut video editing; Adobe Dreamweaver; satellite signal distribution. Fluent in German; proficient in French; basic Spanish and Hungarian. Skilled interviewer. Member of NY Festivals jury.