Stefanie Ren, born in 1987 in Pingtung/Taiwan, grew up as the child of a Chinese father and a German mother in the Black Forest. She studied screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Her short films won over 70 awards, including screenings in Cannes at Short Tiger and a nomination for the German Short Film Award for “Ich bin’s. Helmut.” She received the Baden Württemberg Scholarship and participated in the Hollywood Workshop at UCLA, where she gained insight into a Writers Room at HBO. In 2013 she wrote her first novel “Das Hochzeitsprinzip”, which was published as an eBook by Residenzverlag. She was head writer of RTL sitcom “Nicht tot zu kriegen”, which was nominated for the German Comedy Award 2017 as best series. Her first feature film “Cleo“ had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2019, won several prizes and was nominated for the screenplay award “Kindertiger” for best screenplay. Her Netflix film “Für Jojo” had its world premiere at Filmfest München 2022 and was nominated for the Bernd Burgemeister TV Production Award. She is also head writer of Thriller/Drama “A Thin Line,” an upcoming Paramount+ series produced by Weydemann Bros. As head writer Stefanie wrote all six episodes in collaboration with other writers. The show will be streamed in the winter of 2022/2023.