Johannes Züll has been Senior Managing Director of the Studio Hamburg Group since 1 July 2014. He and Dr Kurt Bellmann are joint managers of the Studio Hamburg Holding.
He was previously Manager of the RTL Broadcasting Group in Croatia.
Born in Nuremberg, Züll studied economics in St Gallen before working initially for the Boston Consulting Group. He then held various management positions with the RTL Group in Luxembourg and Germany, where his responsibilities included the group’s corporate development and management of both RTL Newmedia and the German news broadcaster n-tv. In 2007 he joined RTL Interactive as Managing Director and in 2008 took over as CEO of Aegis Media Group in Germany.
Dr. Kurt Bellmann
Dr. Kurt Bellmann has held the position of managing director for the holding at Studio Hamburg GmbH since October 1st, 2012. He is in charge of finances, among other responsibilities here.
Previous to this he had functioned as commercial general manager at Degeto Film GmbH. He exercised this capacity parallel to heading the “KEF Office” for the national ARD network based at the regional NDR network in northern Germany. Bellmann assumed direction of this office, which co-ordinates work together with the “Commission for Ascertaining Financial Requirements at German Broadcasting Institutions” (KEF) as regards the ARD network, in 2003.
Kurt Bellmann studied economic sciences in Hanover, Germany. He has also been in charge of programme asset administration for the ProSieben Media AG corporation. Subsequent to this he worked in capacities as commercial manager at Kabel 1K1 Fernsehen GmbH and as commercial general manager at SZM Studios GmbH, the subsidiary for television & information technology belonging to the ProSiebenSat.1 Group.