Niels Maier

Maier Bros. GmbH

1983 career begins, freelance work as lighting designer – 1985 qualification in textile engineering and design – 1985 established first company “Beleuchtungstechnik Niels & Knut Maier GbR” – since 1989 gaffer on approx. 40 feature movies – 1989 establishing Maier Bros. Ltd., Cologne, CEO and owner, film equipment rental with branches in Leipzig, Weimar, Merano (Italy) – since 1996 lecturer in training electricians and grips for scenic productions – since 2006 lecturer for Filmhaus Köln with focus on “film lighting” and “budgeting film technique” – since 2008 member of the jury for the “Cinec Award”, Munich – since 2012 member of the board Film- und Medienverband NRW (formerly VFFVmedia) – 2014 co-founder Allianz unabhängige Filmdienstleister “AUF” (Association of independent film service companies), member of the board, vice chairman