News

Christoph Jörg, ARTE France (France)

The tagline for arte, the European channel that covers both Germany and France, is 'be curious.' And, indeed, it has done an enviable job of getting viewers to do just that, luring them in with unique programs that often raise other broadcasters' eyebrows at pitching tables.
June 1, 2006

The tagline for ARTE, the European channel that covers both Germany and France, is ‘be curious.’ And, indeed, it has done an enviable job of getting viewers to do just that, luring them in with unique programs that often raise other broadcasters’ eyebrows at pitching tables.

Partly responsible for getting ARTE France involved with such programs is Christoph Jörg, commissioning editor for the specialist factual department, which covers human adventures, science, civilization, and religion. No stranger to hard-to-define subjects, Jörg is helping spearhead the Democracy Project, a collection of 10 films on the mammoth topic he’s commissioning with fellow broadcast partners in the STEPS International working group. ‘Each of the 10 films is complicated because we didn’t choose easy and obvious projects,’ he says. Seems like a theme in Jörg’s career.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

Menu

Search