About us

Erich Pommer Institut

The Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) is one of the leading providers of professional training in the German and European media landscape and an independent think tank.


EPI has been a non-profit limited liability company by the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and the University of Potsdam since 1998. As an affiliated institute of the Film University, the EPI acts as a central link between the audiovisual industry, academia and research. This allows us to quickly identify current developments in the media business as well as challenges in the digital world.


We have made it our mission to offer programs that meet those challenges and accompany media professionals in their next career steps. Top-class conferences deal with current tasks in the audiovisual industry and create an open dialog with international experts. In addition to producing independent studies and expert reports, EPI provides consulting services to companies, associations and institutions.


Our programs are supported and funded by strong national and international partners.

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Our strengths


Specialization

Our programs focus on media business, media law and media technologies. We attach great importance to diversity, equality and sustainability. With us, media professionals receive hands-on and comprehensible knowledge tailored to their requirements.


Flexibility

EPI's professional trainings are designed to be extra-occupational. This means you can adapt your studying to suit your individual needs. Whether compact seminars, workshops lasting several days, two-year executive master's degree programs, online courses or in-house training – you choose what suits your professional life.


From the industry for the industry

We work closely with experienced national and international experts from various areas of the media industry. Our speakers have years of practical experience and expertise in their respective fields. As a result, our programs offer media professionals access to a valuable network, beyond program participation.


Commitment and personal support

Our team and experts are committed to developing offerings that advance our participants professionally and personally. The team supports you in choosing the right training and is also available to you during the course.

Erich Pommer
Erich Pommer

Erich Pommer

Erich Pommer — one of the most important production personalities of early 20th century cinema. His productions, such as “The Cabinet of Dr Caligari” (1920), “Metropolis” (1927) and “The Blue Angel” (1930), are famous throughout the world and are still regarded as great cinema classics today.  


In addition to his intense interest in innovative technology and content, Erich Pommer always supported up-and-coming filmmakers as well as the education and further training of his employees.  

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As early as the 1920s, Erich Pommer brought back numerous new approaches and technologies, such as production schedules, cost estimating and dollies, from the US when returning to Germany. In 1933, he emigrated with his family. He worked together with Fritz Lang in France, with Alfred Hitchcock in England and eventually went to Hollywood. He returned to Germany in 1946 and supported the rebuilding of the German film industry as the US Army’s film control officer.

TEAM

Management

Philipp Künstle
Philipp Künstle
CEO
+49 (0) 331.769 915-03 | pk@epi.media

Administration

Thomas Riedel
Thomas Riedel
Head of HR & Finance
+49 (0) 331.769 915-13 | tr@epi.media
Maleen Harten
Maleen Harten
Executive Assistant
+49 (0) 331-76 99 15-08 | mah@epi.media

national Training

Grischa Böhmer
Grischa Böhmer
Head of National Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-21 | gb@epi.media
Annett Ochmann
Annett Ochmann
Project Coordinator Leadership and National Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-15 | ao@epi.media
Theresa Dagge
Theresa Dagge
Project Manager Female Leadership Programms
+49 (0) 331.769 915-14 | td@epi.media
Denise Grduszak
Denise Grduszak
Project Manager Media Collective
+49 (0) 331-76 99 15-18 | dg@epi.media
Luise Lober
Luise Lober
Project Coordinator Certificate Program
+49 (0) 331.769 915-12 | ll@epi.media
Antonia Günther
Antonia Günther
Student Assistant Certificate Program
Luise Philipp
Luise Philipp
Student Assistant Leadership Programms and National Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-20 | lp@epi.media
Johanna Thiele
Johanna Thiele
Student Assistant Leadership Programms and National Training +49 (0) 331.769 915-14 | jt@epi.media

International training

Dina Rubanovitš
Dina Rubanovitš
Head of International Training & Business Strategy
+49 (0) 331.769 915-06 | dr@epi.media
Judith Klein
Judith Klein
Project Manager International Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-05 | jk@epi.media
Katarzyna von Matthiessen
Katarzyna von Matthiessen
Project Manager International Training
+49 (0) 331.769 915-09 | kvm@epi.media
Amrei Wesinger
Amrei Wesinger
Project Assistant International Training
+ (0) 49 331.769 915-24 | amw@epi.media
Sigune Bahr
Sigune Bahr
Studentische Mitarbeiterin Internationale Weiterbildung
+49 (0) 331.769 915-25 | sib@epi.media
Bernd Schöneberg
Bernd Schöneberg
Project manager European Film Business and Law LL.M. | MBA
+49 (0) 331.769 915-22 | bes@epi.media
Laura Speicher
Laura Speicher
Project Assistant European Film Business and Law LL.M. | MBA
+49 (0) 331-76 99 15-23 | ls@epi.media
Victoria Vosseberg
Victoria Vosseberg
Student Assistant European Film Business and Law LL.M. | MBA
+49 (0) 331.769 915-02 | vv@epi.media

Master Program Digital Media Law and Management LL.M. | MBA

Tina Huynh-Le
Tina Huynh-Le
Project Manager Master Program Digital Media Law and Management LL.M. | MBA
+49 (0) 331.769 915-11 | th@epi.media
Theres Herzberg
Theres Herzberg
Project Coordinator Master Program Digital Media Law and Management LL.M. | MBA
+49 (0) 331.769 915-07 | thb@epi.media
Emma Bayn
Emma Bayn
Student Assistant Digital Media Law and Management LL.M. | MBA
Yannick Rietsch
Yannick Rietsch
Student Assistant Study Program Digital Media Law and Management LL.M. | MBA
+49 (0) 331.769 915-16 | yr@epi.media

e-training / e-Learning

Antonia Jordi
Antonia Jordi
Project Coordinator eTraining
+49 (0) 331.769 915-19 | aj@epi.media

Marketing / Public Relations

Nora Rennmann
Nora Rennmann
Marketing Manager
+49 (0) 331-769 915-10 | nor@epi.media
Vivienne Hettig
Vivienne Hettig
Graphic Design
+49 (0) 331.769 915-01 | vh@epi.media

Directorate

Benjamin Benedict
Benjamin Benedict
Advisor Media Economy | Research
+49 (0) 331.769 915-01 | mail@epi.media
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Michel
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Michel
Legal Director
+49 (0) 331.769 915-01 | mail@epi.media
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