Following her admission to the Swiss bar, Chantal Bernheim, a Swiss national, becomes a documentary author and an independent producer.
Based in New York from 1983 until 1993, Chantal Bernheim has produced many documentary and fiction films with US and European channels (PBS, HBO, ARTE, TSR…)
With LEAPFROG, her production company, she developed international co-productions, including many theme nights for the French-German channel ARTE, a hundred documentary films as well as the first movie directed by Julie Delpy «Looking for Jimmy».
Since she joined the French speaking Swiss Television (TSR) in 2003, Chantal Bernheim has headed the Entertainment and Drama department, and the Business and Marketing department from 2004 until 2009.
In January 2010, following the merger between Swiss radio and Swiss TV, she was nominated Head of International Relations of RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, in charge of partnerships and international co-productions. As such she has developed partnerships within TV5MONDE, EBU, Euronews, and is part of the board of LMFP (French Public Media).