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Walter Koehler

Terra Mater Factual Studios
Walter has always felt a strong magnetic pull towards the media industry. After completing his master degree in journalism at Vienna University, he joined ORF as a freelance producer/writer/director and was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. As versioning producer, he premiered a new slot called UNIVERSUM in 1987. As writer/director he handled the original development and steered the first major series of the soon-to-be very successful strand. In 1994, he took over the UNIVERSUM team and created the ORF Natural History Unit destined to become one of the leading brands in factual television worldwide.  When ORF made him Head of Specialist Factual in 2010, Walter soon knew that he and the whole ORF UNIVERSUM team had to move on to new and brighter horizons, which led to the formation of TMFS. As writer and executive producer, Walter has won numerous awards in his career, including an EMMY, several Pandas at Wildscreen and Teton awards at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

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