Benjamin Herrmann is one of the most prolific German producers. The Academy Award®-nominee and German Academy Award winner has produced and distributed numerous successful films for over 15 years.
Herrmann studied directing at the Munich Academy for Film and Television. During his time at ProSieben and Senator, he produced, executive produced and distributed films like Germany's most successful film ever, MANITOU'S SHOE, directed by Michael „Bully“ Herbig, Oliver Hirschbiegel's THE EXPERIMENT, Christian Zübert's LAMMBOCK, Sönke Wortmann's THE MIRACLE OF BERN and Christian Carion's Academy Award®-nominated European co-production MERRY CHRISTMAS.
In 2006, Benjamin Herrmann set up his own production and distribution company, Majestic. To date, Majestic’s films, such as Doris Dörrie's CHERRY BLOSSOMS, Philipp Stölzl's NORTH FACE, Sherry Hormann's DESERT FLOWER, Florian Gallenberger's JOHN RABE, Feo Aladag's WHEN WE LEAVE, David Wnendt's WETLANDS and Christian Zübert's TOUR DE FORCE, have reached more than 7.5 million admissions in German cinemas and won 11 German Academy Awards.
Benjamin Herrmann is a member of the European Film Academy and was appointed chairman of the German Film Academy in 2015. He’s a board member of the association of film distributors and of the German Federal Film Board. From 2010 to 2012, Herrmann and COLONIA’s director Florian Gallenberger were creative directors of the German Academy Award shows.