Mag. phil. Degree in Communications from Salzburg University; Graduate of New York Film Academy, Hollywood Acting Workshop; Dramaturgy Curriculum of ORF; directing workshops with Mark Travis, (LA), Paul Harather (Vienna) Krzystof Zanussi (Warsaw), Barry Ackroyd (London), Pete Travis (London). Story Development with Thomas Pluch, Gustav Ernst, Acting with M.K. Lewis, Rae Allen, Petra Gallasch, Margie Haber, Sam Christensen, Camera with Kurt Brazda and Barry Ackroyd (London).
WORK EXPERIENCE ABROAD
L. J. Riedl produced an directed in Italy, Germany and Czech Republic. He was Departmental Head at Bavaria Film, Munich. With Kulturverein Neustein Salzburg he invited talents like Valentina Lisitsa, Cordelia Williams, Jan Lisiecki und Chaad Hoopes to Salzburg and recorded concerts with them, as well as with artists Prof. Paul Badura-Skoda, Prof. Benjamin Schmid (Salzburg), Junge Philharmonie (Salzburg), Katie Mahan (Denver) viloinist Vladimir Tsypin (New York Philharmonic).
In a streaming series for ORF he worked with Franz Fischler, Anton Zeilinger, Heinz Nußbaumer, Clemens Sedmak, Otto Schenk, Peter Lohmeyer and Christoph Franken among others.
2015 he directed „Einer von uns“ (Scripted by Peter Schierl). The English version „One of Us“ debuted in Washington, DC, in 2017. The Italian version „Uno di noi“ will be released 2020.
In 2016 Lothar Riedl was awarded Best Music Video for „I give you my hand“ (vocalist Johanna Mucha, composed by Nikolaus Schapfl).
For Servus TV he developed the documentary „Allentsteig – Ein heimliches Naturparadies“ (2018). He produced the documentary „Das Gesäuse – Schroffe Gipfel, tiefe Schluchten, wilde Wasser“ (2019).
In 2020, he directed „Die dritte Dimension – Helikopter in den Bergen“.
German, English, Italian, French.
He teaches at the WIFI Film Academy, Salzburg, and at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (St. Pölten).
His production company carries the seal of quality "Certified Austrian Film Producer".
Lothar Riedl is certified expert witness for TV, Film, Cinema, Video.
Cannes Corporate Media Award, Silver Dolphin.
Lifelong Learning Award.
First Prize, Upper Austrian Film Festival.
Best Music Video, Wellington Festival, Florida.