Prof. Carl Bergengruen, born on 25 February 1960, studied German and Romance philology and completed a one-year film study program in the U.S.A. as a Fulbright scholar. After an editorial traineeship at the former Südwestfunk (SWF), he was a television film editor first at the SWF and then at the Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk, where he founded the junior series "First Cuts". In 1994, he returned to the SWF and was initially responsible for the series "Debüt im Dritten".
In 1998, in the newly formed Südwestrundfunk (SWR), he was editorial director and producer of the Stuttgart "Tatort" episodes, and in 2002, he was the Head of the "Film und Serie" Department. In 2005, Prof. Bergengruen also took on the children's and family program of the SWR.
Prof. Bergengruen's leadership resulted in some very successful and much-discussed television films, including "Stauffenberg", "Margarete Steiff", "Nicht alle waren Mörder", "Mogadischu", "Romy" and "Bis nichts mehr bleibt ".
From 01 February 2011 to 31 November 2013, Prof. Bergengruen was the Managing Director of Studio Hamburg GmbH. Since 01 December 2013, he has been the Managing Director of MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH. Under his guidance, the two divisions of Filmförderung and Medienentwicklung became more closely integrated, and the company developed further as a promotional and competence centre for the film and creative industries in Baden-Württemberg.
Since 2010, Prof. Bergengruen has been Honorary Professor at the Hochschule RheinMain in the "Medienmanagement" degree program.