Born in San Martín, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1941, he studied at the National University Film Institute of the Litoral (in Santa Fe), where he graduated, specialising in film direction.
He has directed the documentaries, Reportaje a un vagón (1963), Oficio (1966), and has co-directed the documentary Hachero nomás (1966) with Patricio Coll, Hugo Bonomo and Luis Zanger, and the documentary feature Regreso a Fortín Olmos (2008) with Patricio Coll. He has written and/or co-written the scripts of numerous films, including: Plata dulce (Fernando Ayala, 1982), La película del rey (Carlos Sorin, 1985), Miss Mary (María Luisa Bemberg, 1986), La frontera(Ricardo Larraín, Chile, 1990), De eso no se habla (María Luisa Bemberg, 1993), El sueño de los héroes (Sergio Renán, 1997), El impostor (Alejandro Maci, 1997), Tinta roja (a full-length documentary directed by Carmen Guarini, 1997), La fuga (Eduardo Mignogna, 2001), La tarara del chapao (Enrique Navarro, Spain, 2003), Perder es cuestión de método (Sergio Cabrera, Colombia/Spain, 2004), Las alas de la vida (full-length documentary, directed by Antoni P. Canet, Spain, 2006).
He has also written plays, including: Relevo 1923, Argentine Quebracho Company, Fifty-fifty, Poniendo la casa en orden, Knepp, Cartas a Moreno, Krinsky, La lista completa and Fotos de Infancias, pieces that have been staged and published in Argentina and in several countries in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela), and Europe (France, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Russia).
In parallel with his work as a writer, he has given and regularly gives courses and workshops on film scriptwriting in Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Uruguay, Spain and France. He has taken part as a consultant in workshops at the Sundance Institute and at SOURCES, a programme for the development of scripts, that forms part of the EU Media programme.