Born in 1934 in Breslau (today: Wroclaw), Dr. Bernt Rhotert studied Dramatics, History of Arts and German Philology in Vienna and Munich. Producing Dramatist for TV in Frankfurt, Co-Author for Film scripts of several TV-movies, such as Thomas Mann's novel Buddenbrooks, Don Carlos and others. Since 1980 lecturer in Theater, Film and TV at Frankfurt University.

He lives in Stuttgart.