In the first ISA Spotlight Newsletter edition of 2017, the ISA Development Program is highlighting six of our star writers in a conversation with the co-head of the Development Program, and writing coach, Max Timm.
Get to Know Chelsea Watkins:
Chelsea Watkins, a Los Angeles native, had her first job in the entertainment industry on the Merv Griffin show when she was eight years old. Since then she has worked on the creative side as a dancer, an actress, and a writer; and on the business side as a producer and in acquisitions.
She received her MFA from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, where she was the recipient of the Mary Pickford, Frank Sinatra, USC Associates and Women in Film scholarships.
Her teen comedy script, Powderpuff, inspired by her experiences playing Powderpuff football in high school, recently won the Grand Prize in the 2016 Spotlight Screenplay Competition. Additional awards include: Emerging Screenwriters Contest - 5th place, ScreenCraft Comedy Contest - Quarterfinalist, Writers Store ScriptXpert - Double Recommend. She lives near the beach with her husband and son, and in her spare time enjoys skiing, yoga and cheering on her favorite team, the USC Trojans.