Of Dutch-German extraction Fritz Kohle is a European who studied at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and as a postgraduate at the Northern Media School, Sheffield Hallam University. He currently studies for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh investigating how social media is transforming documentary production.
His production projects include post-production management for Studio Babelsberg features in Berlin, such as Wim Wender’s Soul of a Man, and Jackie Chan’s 80 Days Around the World. In addition, he was also involved in various German soaps such as Notruf 110 and Tatort. Kohle was Bigfoot Entertainment’s Head of Post Production until 2007. As a freelance Producer and Production Manager he has produced parts of episodes for the German soap Marienhof taking place in London. In collaboration with the Ludwigsburg Film Academy in Germany, he published the media handbook Medienmacher Heute. In June 2007 he joined New York Universities Tisch School of the Arts as Assistant Director for the Production and Post-production Centre, significantly contributing to the establishment of the NYU Singapore Campus.
In 2009 he accepted the post of Senior Lecturer in Media Management at NHTV, University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands, where he developed a special interest in documentary filmmaking practice, social media and online learning. In 2012 he obtained tenure at NHTV, University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands, as a Senior Lecturer teaching Film & TV production, while continuing his professional production practice. Fritz began his career as a production assistant at companies such as the The Weather Channel UK, working his way up to become Location Manager for a Channel 4 UK feature film (Prometheus), Head of Productions at the Lux Centre London, and Field Producer for iBeam Europe.