Born in Germany, grew up in US, long-time resident of London.
Got started writing for sitcoms including Benson, Family Ties, and Love Boat. Later, nine episodes of Relic Hunter. Over 100 episodes of TV in all.
Also TV movies for ABC, SAT-1, RTL and others, and the mini-series, Midnight Man, starring Rob Lowe.
Script doctor on projects starring Eddie Murphy, Walter Matthau, Benedict Cumberbatch, and others. Script consultant for the BBC and Columbia-Tri-Star.
Author of "Your Writing Coach" and "Your Creative Writing Masterclass" (Nicholas Brealey Publishing) and "Focus" and "Creativity Now" (Pearson Publishing).
Teaches screenwriting for Raindance. Previously taught screenwriting at the University of Southern California and private workshops around the world. Developing online writing courses.