Kanbar Institute of Film & Television
Fundamentals of Screenplay ll
Writing the Short Screenplay
Dartmouth College B.A. - 1980
BiographyPamela Katz is a screenwriter and novelist with a special interest in historical and biographical subjects. She co-wrote Margarethe von Trotta's film ROSENSTRASSE-(2003) based on a true story of resistance to the Third Reich; THE OTHER WOMAN (2005) -about Stasi Romeos in former East Germany; and REMEMBRANCE- based on a true story about a pair of lovers who escape Auschwitz only to lose each other in postwar Poland. They reunite thirty years later. REMEMBRANCE l premiered in 2011 in Germany and will be distributed by Corinth Films in the U.S. in 2013.
Her third project with von Trotta,a dramatic film titled HANNAH ARENDT, starring Barbara Sukowa and Janet McTeer, premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. She's also written a television mini-series about the legendary theater couple from Berlin's wild 20's-- Lotte Lenya and Kurt Weill. This began a fascination with the people and culture of that time, and she wrote a historical novel based on the life of Lenya, titled AND SPEAKING OF LOVE (Aufbau Verlag).
She's currently writing a non-fiction book about the spectacular partnership of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill (writer and composer of The Threepenny Opera) to be published by Doubleday/Nan A. Talese Books.