Marcello Fondato was an Italian screenwriter and film director. He wrote for 46 films between 1958 and 1986. He also directed ten films between 1968 and 1992. His 1970 film Ninì Tirabusciò: la donna che inventò la mossa was entered into the 21st Berlin International Film Festival. He was born in Rome, Italy and died in San Felice Circeo of a cerebral hemorrhage aged 84.