Berner, Dieter, b. Vienna, Aug. 31, 1944, director, author. Studied in Vienna at the Akademie fuer Musik und darstellende Kunst (now the University of Music and Performing Arts) and the Reinhardt Seminar; from 1968 collective theatre work, collaboration with Peter Stein and others at the Schaubuehne Berlin and the Theater am Neumarkt in Zurich. Since the mid-1970s active as film and stage director. Awarded numerous prizes for his television series "Alpensaga" (1976-1980, script by W. Pevny and P. Turrini).
Other works: Films: Arbeitersaga, 1988-1991; Joint Venture, 1995; Die Verhaftung des Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, 1999.