Volker Otte, Lawyer

Volker Otte, born in Hamburg in 1962. First and second state law examination in 1990 and 1993 respectively. Afterwards Senior Civil Servant of the City of Berlin, latterly in the Chancellery of the Berlin Senate for the Governing Mayor.
From 1995 to 1998, head of the legal department of the German Federal Film Board (FFA), then authorised signatory and founder of the film funding department at Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH.
Independent legal office and consultancy since October 2002, specialising in the law of film, media and cultural funding. One of two CEOs of the collection agent OnTrust Inkasso- und Abrechnungsgesellschaft mbH (

Member of the European Film Academy (
Member of the “German-French-Film Academy” (
Member of the German Film Academy Association (
Member of supporters circle of the Film and Television Museum (

Working languages: German, English

Edith Richter

Edith Richter, born in April 1994. After finishing high school in Dessau in 2012, she studied media management and journalism in Magdeburg and graduated in 2018. During her studies, she worked as an intern in business affairs at Babelsberg Motion Pictures GmbH (mainly with applications for film funding and production services) and was employed as an assistant to the managing director and accounting afterwards. She joined the law office in August 2019.

Working languages: German, English

Elisa Weiß

Elisa Weiß, born in March 1996, graduated from high school in Berlin in 2014. She has been studying law at Europa Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) since 2015. She is aiming for the Bachelor of German Law in 2020 and then preparing for the first state law examination. She’s been working in the office since August 2019, initially as an intern and then as a student assistant since November 2019.

Working languages: German, English