Ruth Waldburger is the owner and business manager of the production company Vega Film AG and the distribution company Vega Distribution AG. Vega Film (founded in 1988) is a film production company in Switzerland. It stands for international co-productions (films by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Gianni Amelio, or the box office hit "The Chorus" by Christophe Barratier) but also produces numerous Swiss films, amongst which successful comedies such as "Komiker" or "Ernstfall in Havanna". Ruth Waldburger has also produced for television, for example the 26-episode TV-series „Die Direktorin“. Many of the films Ruth Waldburger has produced have been awarded; amongst them "Johnny Suede" starring Brad Pitt and directed by Tom DiCillo, that won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival in 1991 or "Same Old Song" by Alain Resnais (amongst other prizes, the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1998) or "Our Music" by Jean-Luc Godard (The San Sebastian Film Festival, The FIPRESCI Grand Prix "Best film of the year 2004").
In 2003 the Locarno Film Festival awarded Ruth Waldburger with the Raimondo Rezzonico life achievement award for the entirety of her production activities.
In 1994 Ruth Waldburger also founded the French film production company Avventura Films SA. With that company she has produced numerous Franco-Swiss films, including the last three films of Jean-Luc Godard.