Screenwriter, he writes for Rede Globo soap operas. Before joining the TV network’s drama department, he was the author of miniseries A Madonna de Cedro and Incidente em Antares. Graduated in Journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. With colleagues, he founded Grupo de Cinema Humberto Mauro, a film group exclusively dedicated to Brazilian cinema and to making films by its members, and which remained active from 1976 to 1980. In 1981, alongside Giba Assis Brasil, he co-directed the Super 8 film Deu pra Ti anos 70, which won the Gramado Festival prize. In 1982 he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he worked in films by different filmmakers like Arnaldo Jabor, Murilo Salles, Jorge Duran and Cacá Diegues. He had only one experience in video, titled B de Brasil.