Andrey Maksimov graduated from the Department of Journalism of Moscow State University.He is the author of 16 books and a number of scenarios of movies and documentaries. Member of the Russian Television Academy. Member of the Writers' Union and the Union of Theatre People of Russia. Winner of TEFI. Head of the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting ‘Ostankino’. As a playwright and director Andrey participated in the creation of performances ’Boris Godunov’, ‘Mozart and Salieri’, ‘Cemetery Angel,’ ‘French benefit,’ ‘Sick people with kind eyes’, ‘Shepherd’, ‘Empress` Dream’, ‘Love in two acts‘,‘ Masquerade of Marquis de Sade’, ‘Bounds of decency', ‘Bluebeard's Birthday’, ’The last pages of the diary of a woman ‘and others.