ANNA

4 seasons, 25- minute episodes, Potsdam, first run 8/25/2008, Sat.1, ORF

http://www.sat1.de/annaunddieliebe/

Story

Season 1
Anna, who is very creative but extremely shy, dreams of a career as a copywriter. Her first job at the Broda & Broda Agency turns into a roller-coaster ride. As if her shyness weren’t enough of a problem, she falls hopelessly in love with assistant chief Jonas Broda – who is about to get engaged to Anna’s scheming half-sister Katja. Once Jonas sees through the lies and tricks of Katja and his brother Gerrit, he and Anna finally have a chance to be together. After a romantic wedding on a North Sea island they try to start their own business. But Gerrit is determined to get revenge and thwarts their plans with a kidnapping. Thanks to Mia, Anna’s cousin, and Alexander, Jonas’ half-brother, they manage to escape and move to L.A. to live their dream of opening their own advertising agency.

Season 2
Mia and Alex get closer during a rescue mission. But after a passionate night together, Alex is bewildered when Mia backs away. He doesn’t realize that she has never learnt to read; shame and fear prevent her from letting anyone too close. Hurt and confused by her behavior, Alex turns to Annett Darcy, Mia’s boss at Broda & Broda. Annett knows about Mia’s strong feelings for Alex and, even worse, about her disability. Annett begins to blackmail Mia unscrupulously and manipulate her for her own purposes. When it comes out that Annett has been trying to pin a crime on Mia’s brother, Alex finally breaks up with her. When it’s almost too late, Alex realizes that Mia is the woman for him… but Mia is now about to marry Enrique. At the last moment, Mia changes her mind and bravely jumps out of a biplane: she wants to prove to Alex that her heart beats for him and him alone.

Season 3
Anna shows up at the wedding as a surprise guest. She and Jonas are back in Berlin with her new fashion label Magical. But then Jonas dies in a tragic accident, and as well as coping with her grief Anna loses her business, leaving her half a million euros in debt. She’s forced to cooperate with her biggest competitor, the fashion label Lanford. She has a few run-ins with the CEO, Tom Lanford, but he’s the one who rescues her when she tries to jump off the roof. Tom’s fiancée, Carla, notices the two getting closer. Carla’s vicious schemes finally lead to Tom doubting Anna, and he breaks up with her. The marketing boss, Enrique, believes in Anna’s innocence and stands by her; before long two become closer.But not even Tom can deny his feelings for Anna forever.

Season 4
Nina has spent 6 years in prison – though she can’t even remember the manslaughter she was convicted of. When she is released she finds a room in the Goldelse and gets a job at Lanford. It is love at first sight when she meets Luca Benzoni, and Nina is over the moon… until she finds out that Luca is the foster son of Bernd Lindenberg, who is the father of Carla – and of Nina’s alleged victim. Luca now tells Nina they have no future together. At Lanford Carla plays on Nina’s guilty conscience to make her work as a designer. When Nina finds information suggesting she might be innocent, she starts to hope things will work out with Luca after all – but then Bernd Lindenberg shows up at Lanford and suffers a heart attack when he meets Nina. Luca fires Nina and tries to forget her; Carla is only too pleased to help. Nina starts designing secretly for Lanford to help Luca, who is under increasing pressure in the company. But the jealous Carla ensures that Bernd catches Nina. After a furious row Nina has a car accident and is close to death – she is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. One of Carla’s kidneys is suitable for Nina, and she donates it… but she wants something in return. Nina has to keep away from Luca. This is a torment for Nina, until she discovers Carla’s incredible secret: Carla committed the murder Nina was imprisoned for. Her motive was to ensure nobody found out she is not really a member of the Lindenberg family. Actually Nina and Carla have the same father; they are sisters. Carla is desperate and resolves to shoot Luca, but he manages to stop her. The police lead Carla off, and now Nina and Luca can tie the knot.

GERMAN SOAP AWARD 2011

„Best Actress Telenovela“: Jeannette Biedermann
„Best Actor Telenovela“: Patrick Kalupa
„Biggest Meanie“: Lee Rychter
„Sexiest Man“: Jacob David Weigert
„Best Newcomer“: Sebastian König

2010 NOMINATED FOR THE GERMAN TELEVISION AWARD
MISS SOAP 2010: MAJA MANEIRO

Season 1
Cast:
Jeanette Biedermann, Roy Peter Link, Karolina Lodyga, Lars Löllmann, Mathieu Carrière, Franziska Matthus, Rainer Will, Heike Jonca, Maja Maneiro, Mike Adler, Barbara Lanz, Karin Kienzer, Alexander Klaws, Wolfgang Wagner, Sebastian König, Jil Funke, Paul T. Grasshoff

Crew
Executive Producers: Christian Popp, Gilbert Funke
Creative Producer: Petra Bodenbach
Written by: Julius Grützke, Aglef Püschel, Wiebke Jaspersen, Kirsten Kiesow
Directed by: Cornelia Dohrn, Jurij Neumann, Petra Clever, Winfried Bonengel
Camera: Michael Strecker, Christoph Lerch
Music: Curt Cress

Season 2
Cast
Josephine Schmidt, Paul T. Grasshoff, Jacob Weigert, Tanja Wenzel, Robert Jarczyk, Lee Rychter, Franziska Matthus, Heike Jonca, Maja Maneiro, Karin Kienzer, Wolfgang Wagner, Sebastian König, Jil Funke, Bernhard Bozian, Fiona Erdmann, Bo Hansen

Crew
Executive Producers: Christian Popp, Gilbert Funke
Creative Producer: Karsten Rühle
Written by: Dirk Carow, Ariane Lange, Richard Kropf, Bob Konrad
Directed by: Cornelia Dohrn, Jurij Neumann, Zsolt Bács, Kai Meyer-Ricks
Camera: Michael Strecker, Florian Licht
Music: Curt Cress

Season 3
Cast
Jeanette Biedermann, Patrick Kalupa, Jacob Weigert, K. Dieter Klebsch, Sarah Mühlhause, Chris Gebert, Wanda Worch, Lilli Hollunder, Karolina Lodyga, Franziska Matthus, Heike Jonca, Maja Maneiro, Karin Kienzer, Wolfgang Wagner, Sebastian König, Jil Funke, Lee Rychter, Bernhard Bozian, Peter Windhofer, Larissa Marolt, Iris Shala, Eveline Suter, Maria Wedig, Frederic Böhle, Manuel Cortez

Crew
Executive Producers: Christian Popp, Gilbert Funke
Creative Producer: Karsten Rühle
Written by: Dirk Carow, Ariane Lange, Richard Kropf, Inka Thelen
Directed by: Cornelia Dohrn, Jurij Neumann, Zsolt Bács, Kai Meyer-Ricks
Camera: Michael Strecker, Florian Licht
Music: Curt Cress

Season 4
Cast
Maria Wedig, Manuel Cortez, Sarah Mühlhause, Frederic Böhle, Kasia Borek, Jeanette Biedermann, Patrick Kalupa, Jacob Weigert, K. Dieter Klebsch, Chris Gebert, Wanda Worch, Lilli Hollunder, Franziska Matthus, Heike Jonca, Maja Maneiro, Karin Kienzer, Wolfgang Wagner, Sebastian König, Bernhard Bozian, Iris Shala, Frank Ziegler, Björn Bugri, Joachim Nimtz

Crew
Executive Producers: Christian Popp, Gilbert Funke
Creative Producers: Karsten Rühle, Sven Miehe
Written by: Silke Kaiser, Petra Bodenbach, Sven Miehe, Barbara Neumann
Directed by: Cornelia Dohrn, Jurij Neumann, Lars Morgenroth, Tina Faust
Camera: Michael Strecker, Florian Licht
Music: Curt Cress