YDA JURY 2018: Tony Petersen

Tony Petersen
Member of the Board / President
Hamburg, Germany

born in postwar stuttgart 1947 to an actress and an officer.

today a convinced hamburg guy since over 60 years.

with no proper education apart from 6 months as a hippie kid travelling across the usa in 1967. Plus 1 term of sociology in 68.

assisting still photographers for 3 years. after 5 years of photo-journalism for magazines like STERN + GEO, shooting musicians on and off stage, and giving company to a few feature films, I occasionally entered the world of moving media in marketing.

opened my first company in 1985 and stayed managing director/executive producer ever since.

stopped producing in 2014 in order to tell young creatives how to make good commercials.

Since over 4 years looking after our german producers association as member oft he board. Heading the CFP-E as president since january ’17.

Working harder than foreseen.

That’s it.