ULI ASELMANN (was born in Hamburg in1957) read German language and literature as well as music at the University of Bielefeld and then worked as an assistant director at Ida Ehre's Kammerspiele in Hamburg. His studies at the Hamburg University of Visual Arts were financed by working as assistant director and ultimately radio-producer and radio-play director at the Norddeutscher Rundfunk. After producing the film „Drei mal Drei“ and graduating from the Hamburg University for Visual Arts with a degree in film, he went on to work as unit manager, outfitter, and executive producer for various national and international TV production companies.
During this time he produced several short films on his own initiative, such as „Gefahren der Sehnsucht“. In 1992, Jürgen Kriwitz enticed him to Munich to work for the neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft (ndF). Once here, Aselmann produced commercials (eg with Helmut Dietl for the German TV lottery), series (such as „Schloss Hohenstein“ and „Um die 30“), movies (eg „Der kalte Finger“) and particularly TV dramas for almost all German public broadcasters (including „Amerika“, „Die Chaos-Queen“ and „Falsche Liebe“). Ralf Huettner's series of humorous TV police films „Die Musterknaben“ turned into something akin to producer Aselmann's trademark. At the 1997 Munich Film Festival, these films earned him the „First Movie Award“ for best production. A nomination for best producer for „Der Neffe“ (directed by Gabriela Zerhau) at the Deutscher Fernsehpreis (German TV awards) followed in the same year.
Since 1998, Aselmann has been the directing partner of and producer at die film gmbh in Munich, as well as well at their subsidiary companies a.pictures film & tv.production.gmbh in Hamburg, cut.it film- und postproduktions gmbh in Stuttgart and BER film & tv produktions gmbh in Berlin. These companies have meanwhile produced more than 100 films, many of which have been nominated for international and national prizes and gone on to receive awards in various different categories.
Aselmann is section chief of Feature Films and deputy chairman of the Allianz Deutscher Produzenten - Film & Fernsehen. Since February 2009 he occupies a position on the board of directors at the Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (German Federal Film Board). He is also a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie.