One of Germany’s most successful TV production companies in the comedy and entertainment space, Brainpool was founded in 1994 by Jörg Grabosch, Martin Keß and Ralf Günther, top German media executives specialising in entertainment and comedy production, and talent management.
Brainpool has close relationships with many German stars, such as Stefan Raab, Anke Engelke and Bastian Pastewka. TV total, Beat the Star, Our Star for Oslo, Eurovision Song Contest 2011, Pastewka, Lady Cracker, Stromberg, Dr. Psycho and Merry Christmas! are just a few examples of the hugely successful Brainpool productions that have received multiple national awards. They are among the longest running and most popular in the country, as well as being successful international formats produced in dozens of countries.
Brainpool has a strong digital agenda and is behind MySpass.de, a digital comedy portal featuring a wealth of new and back catalogue content, while in the last year the company has delved into feature film production with the crowd-funding big screen version of Stromberg.
Jörg co-founded Brainpool in 1994. He began his career in print journalism before moving into TV as a writer and implementation specialist for various German broadcasters. In 1991, he joined Hamburg-based pay TV station Premiere as Editor in Chief, where he developed the first interactive TV call-in show, 0137 Night Talk. He later joined RTL subsidiary Medienfabrik as Executive Producer, before leaving to set up Brainpool.
After receiving his PhD in Law, Andreas worked in the legal department at Bavaria Film. He later moved to BMG Ariola Mïunchen, where he became Deputy CEO in 1992. He next became a partner in the firm Schramm & Scheuermann, leaving after eight years to found Scheuermann Westerhoff Strittmatter, which is still in operation today. Among his other ventures, he has been CEO of the Love Parade Berlin; a member of the Supervisory Board of Magix AG in Berlin; and a lecturer at the Rheinland Polytechnic in Cologne. He joined Brainpool in 2007.