Born in 1971, Thomas Laue is the chief dramatic advisor at UFA Film- und Fernsehproduktionsgesellschaft. He studied German literature, philosophy, and theater, film and television studies at the University of Cologne. He has worked as a freelance editor for publishing houses in Cologne and as a dramatic advisor at various theaters. He was chief dramatic advisor at Schauspiel Essen, Schauspielhaus Bochum and at Schauspiel Köln prior to moving to UFA in 2017. He is also Artistic Director of the Nibelung Festival in Worms.