I was born in Austria and lived and worked in the UK, Malta and New Zealand during my studies. After graduating with a PhD in English Literature / Gender Studies from the University of Vienna, I moved to New Orleans to pursue Screenwriting. I taught and studied the craft for three years before leaving for Los Angeles to delve into the industry. I served as chair of judges with screenplay competitions, worked as script doctor and associate producer on several

projects, including Terry Gilliam's short "Hallucinaut", and started to work freelance as a screenwriter.

I returned to Vienna at the end of 2015 and have since written bilingually for Austrian, German, and American production companies and TV broadcasters.

What excites me are historical / biographical stories, sci-fi / fantasy, plots with a "twist", and female driven stories.

© 2020 by maria hinterkoerner
Photographs by A.Friedmann