Born in 1968 in Bayreuth, Markus Spona studied business and in 1989 began producing film and television pieces.
In 1996 Spona became Managing Director of TMT Media in Bayreuth. Since then he has participated in the establishment and production of regional TV enterprises such as Oberfranken-TV, Bayreuth-TV and Kurier-TV. As project / production head or camera man he has worked on numerous TV productions for ARD, ZDF, Bavarian Television, DW, ORF, Pro Sieben, n-tv, N24 and others.
In addition, his company has produced public relations, advertisement and industrial films for regional and national companies and institutions.
Spona has been an instructor of media design at the Upper Franconian Chamber of Trade and an instructor at the Academy of New Media in Kulmbach. He is currently involved with "Campus TV" at the University of Bayreuth.
An important focus of Spona's activites is the Bayreuth Festival, where he is responsible for the annual live transmissions of operas to movie theaters and TV stations as well as the production of intermission features for live transmissions, daily festival podcasts, the Children’s Opera DVD and press materials for TV broadcasters.