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Philipp Weinges was born in 1960. He learned the craft of writing screenplays with the American script teacher Robert McKee. His first feature filmscript Allein unter Frauen was filmed by Soenke Wortmann in 1990 and was seen by over a million in the cinemas. He completed his second script for the cinema after various television productions and three years of intensive writing (with co-author Guenter Knarr). On this occasion, he took on the directing chores himself. What proved very useful here was the experiences from several shorts where he was not only author and director, but also editor and producer.