Masters Degree in Roman languages and literatures, in German languages and Philosophy. Free lance journalist with main emphasis on film critics, literature critics, architecture and travel reports. Conception of series ‘Wo liegt Portugal?’ (Where is Portugal located?) for Cinemathek Hamburg ‘Metropolis’. Translator for films and literature from Portuguese into German. Editor for the Hamburg Low-Budget-Film forum and for Filmfest Hamburg.
From 1995 to 1997 commissioning editor at ZDF, department ‘Das kleine Fernsehspiel’: responsible for development and supervision of young talent films, including Fatih Akin’s multi-awarded ‘Kurz und schmerzlos’. Since 1997 permanent employment as commissioning editor in ZDF’s TV Movie Department, responsible for TV Movies at prime time ’Movie Of The Week’ and for criminal series at prime time ‘Saturday Night Thriller’, multi-part Event TV Movies and German language ZDF-Cinema Co-productions.
Blum has developed and supervised more than 100 TV-movies. Since 2002 he is a member of the funds-allocation-committee of NORDMEDIA for the support of film development. He is also a member of the script jury of Max-Ophüls-Film Festival. Blum is now working in an independent ZDF affiliated office in Hamburg.