Ute Biernat has been CEO of UFA SHOW & FACTUAL GmbH since May 2000. After graduating in theatre, film and TV-studies, German communication and art history, Ute Biernat started her career as a freelance writer and editor for magazines as well as documentaries. She worked for different entertainment-formats in New Zealand, Australia and the USA, before she returned to Germany in 1994 and joined Grundy TV as an Executive Producer two years later. In 1998 Ute Biernat took up the position of Senior Executive Producer at Pearson Television Deutschland (formerly Grundy TV). In May 2000 Ute Biernat became CEO of GRUNDY Light Entertainment (formerly Pearson Television Deutschland) and in addition to her function she took over the management of UFA Entertainment in June 2010. With the rebranding of UFA in 2013, GRUNDY Light Entertainment was renamed as UFA SHOW GmbH and UFA Entertainment became UFA FACTUAL GmbH. Under Ute Biernat’s leadership both companies merged into UFA SHOW & FACTUAL GmbH at the beginning of 2015.