Content executive with extensive international leadership experience in non-fiction entertainment with a focus on program strategy, format development and production for streaming services and TV stations and extensive expertise in the international format licensing business.
Jennifer Mival was most recently responsible at Netflix for building up the new Non-fiction Original Series programming area for the German-speaking market and Scandinavia, with stations in Los Angeles, London and Berlin. Previously, she was Executive Producer and Head of Formats at Seapoint, ITV Studios and ProSiebensat1, and Head of Programming at youth channel Joiz. Jennifer Mival began her professional career in London as a development producer at FremantleMedia.
She was nominated with her formats at the German Academy of Television (»Frank Elstner: Wetten, das war’s«, Netflix), the German Television Award (»Jung & Naiv«, Joiz) and the Rose D’Or (»Promi ärgere Dich nicht«, Sat.1) and won the Kristallen Award with the factual entertainment format »Angry Carpenter« (Channel 5, Sweden) and at the Rose D’Or with the comedy format »Your Face or mine« (Channel 4, UK).
Since 2011, she has held a teaching position at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf for format development and transmedia storytelling for the Master of Media Studies and the Bachelor of Digital Media Culture.
Jennifer Mival studied for her Master’s degree in Communication Studies, Political Science and Modern History at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich as well as at Edinburgh University in the UK and for her Diploma in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University in Bologna, Italy.
»Given the current pressure to innovate coming from new, digital players and changing viewing habits, it’s hard to imagine a more exciting time for the entertainment genre. The MA Entertainment Producing adds a ‘Learning by Understanding’ in the best possible way to the ‘Learning by Doing’ principle which is so prevalent in the entertainment field – a great initiative from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and ifs given the genre’s growing importance. I am looking forward to helping shape this new course of study and to working with my colleagues from the industry to prepare students for future forms of entertainment production. We are looking to promote originality as well as an awareness of the interplay between economic and social responsibility through a critical examination of the genre and an open exchange with the industry.«