Katrin Renz studied Modern German Literature and Media as well as English at the Philipps University in Marburg and at Thames Valley University in London. Internships in various institutions, including the ZDF (German Television), the German Embassy in London and RTL (German Television), accompanied her studies.
From 2001 she worked as a project manager at the Master School for Screenwriting in Berlin. From 2003 to 2006 she worked as a producer and dramaturge at the film production company Glücksfilm in Berlin, before joining MEDIA Antenne Berlin-Brandenburg as a consultant, where she worked for the MEDIA Programme of the European Union (Promotion of the Audiovisual Industry). She has been working as a producer for tellfilm since November 2007. She is a trained Script Consultant and has attended several seminars focusing on production and script development. She has worked in various areas of film and has a broad knowledge in all areas of executive production.
In the summer of 2013, Katrin Renz founded tellfilm Germany together with Oliver Schütte and Stefan Jäger. Since 2014 Katrin Renz has also been a partner in tellfilm GmbH in Zurich. She has been working continuously as a producer of national and international feature films and documentaries. Katrin Renz is a member of the European Film Academy and the Swiss Film Academy.