Participant profile: Ilse Biberti

We touch down in Germany now to meet screenwriter Ilse Biberti.

Ilse Biberti

Ilse Biberti

Ilse was born in Berlin, and has worked as an actress, screenwriter, producer and director in German television.

She studied in Theatre Studies, Journalism, Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin, and afterwards went on to act in about 135 television and theatre productions.

As a writer she’s written ninety scripts for television series, television movies, and industrial clips.  She has received several grants and awards

She’s written two best-selling books: Hilfe, meine Eltern sind alt (Help, My Parents are Old, 2006) and Das Alter kommt auf meine Weise (Old Age Comes My Way, 2009).

Ilse is current working on adapting Hilfe, meine Eltern sind alt as a movie and a play.

She’s been a member of the board of directors of the Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren (German Screenwriters’ Guild) since 2009.


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