Jana Burbach

Activity: Writer
Nationality: German
Lives in: Berlin, Germanyl
Writing languages: English, German
Genres: Drama, Dramedy, Crime, Thriller, Period


Fabian Haslob, Players


https://players.de; Lindsey Bender
CAA, https://www.caa.com


Born 1985 in Munich, Jana Burbach lives and works in Berlin as a freelance script writer. From 2004 to 2007, she completed a BA in Classics and English at the University of Oxford and from 2009 to 2011 an MA in Expanded Theatre at the Hochschule der Künste Bern. In theatre, she has worked as an assistant director, director, performer and dramaturg with artists including Thomas Ostermeier, Constanza Macras, Nurkan Erpulat,  Quan Bui Ngoc, Samuel Schwarz and many others. Over the years, she received various artistic scholarships. From 2010 to 2013, Jana Burbach worked for 400asa as a dramaturg and writer. One of the projects from this time, “Der Polder”, a sci-fi transmedia project, was developed in a writers room, of which Jana Burbach was the showrunner. This work marked the transition to her work as a script writer, with a focus on working with a writers room. From 2013-14, she participated in the Drehbuchwerkstatt München and subsequently in Serial Eyes. Since then, Jana Burbach has been working as a freelance screenwriter in German and English, with a special focus on developing high quality television series with a writers room approach for both a national German audience and an international audience. She writes in German and English and also teaches workshops on the writers room model and serialized storytelling. She is dedicated to telling moving, entertaining and meaningful stories for an increasingly complex and diverse world.

2017 / Bad Banks / Staff writer

Banking thriller / LETTERBOX / ZDF, ARTE


2017 / Just Push Abuba / Co-creator

Comedy Web Series / LUPA FILM / ZDF Quantum


2017 / Die Heiland / Head-writer

Legal Dramedy / OLGAFILM / RBB, ARD


2020 / Breaking even / Staff writer

Family Drama / NEUE SUPER / ZDF Neo


2021 / Tribes of Europa / Staff writer

Dystopian Drama / WIEDEMANN & BERG / Netflix

2004-7/ Classics & English (BA) / UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD


2009-11 / Expanded Theatre (MA) / BERN UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS


2013-14 / Drehbuchwerkstatt München / HFF MUNICH


2014-15 / Serial Eyes / DFFB BERLIN