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Born in Germany, and raised in Johannesburg, University followed in Oxford, Sciences-Po in Paris and finally Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. In 1992, Jens founded Egoli Films, and has since directed and produced theatrical documentaries, feature films and TV series, in many parts of the world inclusing Russia, Israel, Germany, most of Europe, Canada, USA and South Africa. In 1995, he received the European Academy Award as "Documentary Filmmaker of the Year". His 2002 Black Panther film Public Enemy premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Jens' company merged with Tossell Pictures in 2001. Together with his partner Judy Tossell, Jens Meurer and Egoli Tossell Film AG have produced a number of international feature films such as award-winning Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark, Paul Verhoeven‘s Black Book and Michael Caton-Jones‘ Shooting Dogs, the Oscar-, Golden Globe- and Independent Spirit Award-nominated The Last Station, starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer, Black Death by Christopher Smith, starring Sean Bean, Carice van Houten and Eddie Redmayne, Eran Riklis' Playoff with Danny Huston and Golden Globe-winning thriller Carlos by Olivier Assayas - a major French-German which premiered at Cannes in 2010. The Last Station and Russian Ark are major coproductions with Russia and received major distribution worldwide. Current projects at Egoli Tossell Film include Song For Marion starring Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp, an adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s cult novel Filth with James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Jamie Bell and, most recently, Ron Howard’s glamorous racing drama Rush starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl. Our slate for the upcoming twelve months includes Peter Chelsom’s globe-trotting feel-good-movie Hector & The Search For Happiness starring Simon Pegg, Iain Softley’s epic version of Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe and a documentary about Nelson Mandela, as seen through the eyes of his many grandchildren.