Joachim Kosack, born in 1965 in Gunungsitoli on Nias, Indonesia, is one of the most successful
most successful producers in Germany. As head writer, director and producer he worked for GrundyUFA (GUTE ZEITEN, SCHLECHTE ZEITEN and HINTER GITTERN) since 1996 and as a producer for teamWorx since 2001. As a producer at teamWorx he developed TV events such as DIE FLUCHT and STAUFFENBERG and with BIANCA – WEGE ZUM GLÜCK also the first telenovela. After moving to SAT.1 as Head of Fiction, he took over the station’s management in 2011. His most important projects at SAT.1 included multiple award-winning series like DER LETZTE BULLE and DANNI LOWINSKI, as well as the trilogy DIE WANDERHURE and successful one-offs like
WIR SIND DAS VOLK, DER MINISTER and BARFUSS BIS ZUM HALS.
At the end of 2012, he returned to UFA and became managing director of UFA Fernsehproduktion (now part of UFA Fiction). From 2013 to August 2018, Joachim Kosack was on the management board of UFA Fiction. He was responsible for, among others, the crime series BELLA BLOCK, the satire DIE UDO HONIG STORY, with Markus Brunnemann the crime series DIE SPEZIALISTEN – IM NAMEN DER OPFER, the family series DAS PUBERTIER based on the bestseller by Jan Weiler and with Benjamin Benedict DER RÜCKTRITT and the historical TV film ZWISCHEN HIMMEL UND HELLLE as well as the series LOTTE JÄGER.
In 2016, Joachim Kosack additionally took over the managing director position of UFA Serial Drama, from 2017 together with Markus Brunnemann. Here he is primarily responsible for the daily long-running formats GUTE ZEITEN, SCHLECHTE ZEITEN, UNTER UNS as well as ALLES WAS ZÄHLT, but also event series such as SUNNY – WER BIST DU WIRKLICH? or LEON – GLAUB NICHT ALLES, WAS DU SIEHST for RTL+.
Since September 2018, Joachim Kosack has been Managing Director of UFA and is responsible for the areas of strategy, communication, human resources development and research, among others.
He has also been teaching at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg since 2001 and has been head of the series producing/series dramaturgy department there as a professor since 2005. In 2011, Joachim Kosack was awarded the Robert Geisendörfer Prize.