Oliver Schütte studied film and theater in Berlin. He has been a screenwriter for film and television since 1986. He won the German Screenwriting Award in 1988 for his first screenplay, “Koan”. Since 1990, he has been working as a Script Consultant. From 1995 until 2008 he was the director of the Master School Drehbuch, an institution for the basic and advanced education of screenwriters, script consultants and producers. In 1997, he co-founded the “Script House” development agency in Berlin which he left in 2001. In 2001 and 2007 he was invited as a writer-in-residence at the Grinnell College in Iowa.
Today he works as a script consultant for production companies and writers, as a lecturer in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland and as a writer.
He is the author of “Die Kunst des Drehbuchlesens”, “Schau mir in die Augen, Kleines”. Oliver Schütte is a founding member of the German Film Academy.