Fred Breinersdorfer is a German screenwriter, director and producer. He studied law and worked as a lawyer before he debuted as an author of crime fiction in 1980. Since then, he has written numerous screenplays for the Tatort TV crime fiction series and other TV productions. His first full-length cinema screenplay was for the 2005 production of Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2006. He co-wrote with his daughter Léonie the script of 13 minutes, around Georg Elser who attempted to assassinate Hitler in 1939. Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank, a screenplay adaptation of Anne Frank’s diary, was presented at the Berlinale 2016 and was released the same year. Since then, Fred Breinersdorfer wrote several TV movies for German television, the last one in 2022 being the historic drama Honecker und der Pastor (Honicker and the Pastor).