Klaus Maeck is a German film producer and music publisher from Hamburg. In the early 1980’s Maeck had the first punk record shop (Rip Off) in his hometown of Hamburg, which soon distributed independent German music worldwide. At that time he also started to shoot Super 8 films and produced a first feature film (Decoder, 1984), based on W.S.Burroughs writings and starring the prominent writer in a guest role.
1986 Maeck was co-founder and longtime CEO of the independent music publisher «Freibank Music Publishing», initiated by the band Einstürzende Neubauten for which he also worked as a manager.
In 2003 he co-founded the film production company Сorazón International with acclaimed film director Fatih Akin. With Akin he produced his next 5 films as well as films of Özgür Yildirim, Xiaolu Guo and others. In 2013 Maeck founded his new film production company Interzone Pictures.