"Don't be boring!" (Billy Wilder)

"Listen to Billy Wilder!" (Ron Markus) 

Born in 1974, Ron was raised in Austria and Massachusetts, USA. After majoring in Business Administration he became an International Product Manager for Virgin Music, marketing record releases from acclaimed artists such as George Michael. 

 

He then moved on to his second love: film, studying screenwriting in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Germany (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg). Since then he's a sought-after screenwriter, novelist and producer, operating out of Berlin. In the past ten years he has collaborated, as a screenwriter and/or producer, on more than 20 aired German prime time police procedurals and comedies, earning him such laurels as the Grimme Prize, Germany’s most prestigious TV award. His satirical novel on the German TV-industry was published by one of Germany's leading publishing houses (Kiepenheuer & Witsch).

 

Ron writes in German and English, collaborating with various writers from Germany, England and the USA. Right now he's busy writing for two new high class drama shows: "Dogs of Berlin" (Netflix), a riveting murder mystery set in the faced paced melting pot of Berlin and "Bad Banks" (international coproduction: ZDF etc.) – a young investment banker entangled in a web of intrigues.