Jutta Pinzler, born in 1968, studied Romance, English and Latin American History in Cologne, Buenos Aires and La Plata. A bursary took her to Argentina where she worked for a development project. After her graduation she joined private broadcaster VOX, initially as an intern and later as an aide to the managing editor. As writer and editor she developed and produced various shows and series, mostly filmed abroad. In 1998 she moved to public broadcaster WDR to work in the newsroom. She was given a journalistic grant in Mumbai where she researched the Indian caste system. Going freelance in 1999 Jutta Pinzler has been writing and producing reports and documentaries for ZDF, RTL, Spiegel TV, VOX and arte. In 2005, she founded the sagamedia film and television production company in cooperation with Iris Bettray and a team of journalists and has worked as managing partner since then.