Head of Family and Fiction, HR/ARD
Patricia Vasapollo was born in Frankfurt (in 1967). She studied Romance Languages, cultural anthropology and ethnology in Frankfurt and Rome. In 1997 she started to work for TV in the cultural department of Hessischer Rundfunk as an author. In 2003 she moved tot he children’s and family department, where she has been responsible for feature film productions as well as documentaries for children from all over the world. 2010 she became head of children’s programme. She co-produces and buys cartoon animation series (e.g. Geronimo Stilton, Max and Maestro, Tom Sawyer, Leo da Vinci) and observes the market in the field of international licensing and coproductions for ARD and KIKA. Since 2019 she has been head of Family and Fiction.