Jurgen Wolff is a prolific writer and writing coach. In addition to teaching creativity techniques, he applies his own creativity to writing for television and film. He has written the feature film, “The Real Howard Spitz” (starring Kelsey Grammer of “Frasier” and Amanda Donohoe), and over 100 hours of episodes for many television series, including “Benson,” “Family Ties,” “The Love Boat,” and “Relic Hunter.” He wrote two ABC TV movies for the Olsen Twins, the miniseries, “Midnight Man” (starring Rob Lowe), and his original animated series, “Norman Normal.” He has written award-winning short films for Walt Disney Productions.
He has written for many newspapers and magazines, including the San Francisco Chronicle, The Times Educational Supplement, The Los Angeles Times, Rock Magazine, Writer’s Digest, Leading Edge, The British-American, and Comedy Review. He was the publisher and editor of Brainstorm, the Creativity Newsletter, for ten years (it now continues as an online publication).
His fiction has appeared in the London Evening News, Gent, Sprint, and the Readers Digest Schools Program.
His books include “Your Writing Coach” (Nicholas Brealey, 2007), “Do Something Different,” published by Virgin Books in May 2005 (there are also Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Bulgarian editions), and “Successful Sitcom Writing” (St. Martin’s Press) and co-author of “Successful Scriptwriting,” which has been published in English, German, and Italian, and of “Top Secrets: Screenwriting” (Lone Eagle Books). He is also the author/narrator of the CD, “Power Trances.”
For Capital Radio, he wrote 45 episodes in the “Moments of Terror” series. His plays have been produced in London, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, and Copenhagen.
He teaches creativity workshops around the world for organizations including the Academy for Chief Executives, the University of Barcelona, the Pilots Programme, the Bertelsmann Foundation, film schools in Cologne, Berlin, and Munich, and many others, and was a lecturer at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. He is a certified hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.
He divides his time between London and Southern California.