Thomas Hailer is a dramaturg and script consultant. From 1980 to 1993 he has worked as a director and producer of various freelance theatrical objects. From 1991 to 1993 he was a director at the Theater of Rudolstad, Thuringia. From 1996 to 2008 he was a playwright and curator of the children’s film project, including in the New German Film / Supervisory Committee. He has been a Berlinale executive for many years. From 2002 to 2008 he was Director of the Berlinale Competition for Children and Youth, “Generation”. From 2008 to 2019 he was curator of the Berlin International Film Festival. Since 2000 he is the Director of Studies at the Academy of Children’s Media and since 2013 he is the director at the FAT (Thuringia Form).