I keep getting asked this question. Here’s my answer–in a nutshell. Believe me, it *is* ‘in a nutshell’. I could tell you stories…
Muse, journalist, art lover. Adores animals. Warrior spirit. Lifestyle maven. European (b)raised, citizen of the World. Believer.
Daniela Arabella Maria Heidner found her voice as a child growing up in Germany when she pretended to be an anchorwoman speaking into an imaginary microphone. Little did she know then that childhood game was a sign of things to come.
Her very first career was initiated by a chance meeting that lead her to announcing film release dates for a commercial radio station in Nuremberg.
What followed was a 10-year stint at popular commercial radio stations in Germany, seven of which were spent in Berlin. As an anchor, she hosted popular shows on air and on stage, completed thousands of assignments, dealing with celebrities from showbiz to politics (among them Gerhard Schroeder, the Chancellor of Germany before ‘Merkel’), as well as people from all walks of life for live reports and interviews. Back then, she became popular under the name Dana Heidner.
Then, as every so often in her life, change loomed.
Since moving to the U.S. ten years ago, Daniela has kept up a somewhat busy schedule lending her native German voice to a cross-section of industries, including global companies like Cisco, BMW and MSN, developing a well frequented bilingual blog called Dana’s Hollywood that was featured on a nationwide German television network, and writing for several German print publications. After supporting Hollywood’s leading film database Studio System for two years, where she started out in the International Film department and later on established their domestic TV Content Acquisition department, she recently left the corporate world to be able to concentrate on more creative ventures.
She currently lives in West Hollywood.