Ernest Adams
Constanze Bausch
Steve Bürk
Monika Halkort
Beate Hundsdörfer
Steffen Knop
Rainer Kürvers
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer
Raimo Lång
Simon Løvind
Mark Meadows
Andrew Otwell
Stephan Richter
Dick Rijken
Michael Rüger
Inga von Staden
Florian Thalhofer
Michael Valeur
Niels Wolf

Michael Rüger

Contextual Development (Lecture and Exercises)

Module 1: Monday, June 17th through Thursday, June 20th 2002

Curriculum Vitae

When you grow up in a small town, you have only two choices: stay or leave.
Michael Rueger (*1967) left his bavarian hometown at the age of 15, began to study art/design and learned programming. With 19, he joined the TV department at BBDO (Advertising Agency) in Düsseldorf (Germany) as a production assistant. After half a year, BBDO sent him off to Ridley Scott Assc. (New York) for a six month exchange program.
Coming back from New York, he worked in the agency as a junior producer on TV commercials for the Deutsche Telekom, Henkel and others. In 1991 he left BBDO to work as a freelance producer. Dozens of commercials later, he joined the NDF (Neue Deutsche Filmproduktion) to work on serial drama productions and to learn the art of script development. During this time he produced a Cop-Show for SAT.1: "Der König" and in 1995 accepted a job-offer from SAT.1. After one ("terrible") year, Michael left SAT.1 for Grundy UFA Production - the nr.1 production company for daily und weekly soaps ("Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten", "Verbotene Liebe", "Hinter Gittern" etc.). He learned the secrets of daily soap production und worked as a Creative Producer on new formats.
From the mid-nineties on, internet became Michael's new and lasting passion. He plunged into the development of interactive formats. In 1999, he left Grundy Ufa to work as a freelance Internet Entertainment Consultant and Developer. He has developed long term relationships with clients like "Die Argonauten", "RTL New Media" and "Bertelsmann Content Network". His specialties are: Streaming, Game-Concepts, Convergence, and all the stuff you need to have fun with on the web.



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