The head of the United Studios Academy is Ulfert Engelkes. For 20 years, he was a news reporter and editor at RTL Television. As a writer of news segments and documentaries for TV stations and companies/organizations, he worked as a lecturer at the “RTL Journalism School for TV and Multimedia” in Cologne, Germany from 2001 to 2010. There, he taught trainees the production fundamentals for TV segments and offered training and further-education seminars for editors and video journalists.

Ulfert Engelkes gives many of the workshops himself and is supported by a team of experienced lecturers/trainers as needed.

The camera/sound/lighting/editing workshop elements are taught by experienced camera people and cutters from United Studios, as well as by freelance lecturers/trainers.