Profile

Denise Meyers

Screenwriter

Short Bios

Denise Meyers began her professional career at the William Morris Agency as an assistant to literary agent, Judy Scott-Fox after graduating from Oregon State University in 1982 with a degree in broadcast communications.   After working as a freelance story analyst for independent film and distribution companies, Meyers became a screenwriter herself, but after twelve years in the film business with nothing but a handful of free options to show for her efforts, she moved to Utah to pursue a successful career as a full-time artist.  When the economy bottomed out in 2009, Meyers returned to what she calls “the dream that wouldn’t die”.  Since 2014 her work as a screenwriter has gained momentum, and in February 2016, she was named an Athena List winner at the Athena Film Festival in New York.  Meyers is the only writer in the six year history of the festival to have two screenplays make it to the finals;  RIDE THE WIND: The Bessie Stringfield Story, about the only African American woman to serve as a motorcycle dispatch rider in World War Two was an Athena List winner.  Award winning documentary producer, Cheryl Bedford and director, Craig Ross Jr. are attached to the project.  LUCKY 13, an Athena Finalist, is about the first American women to fly military aircraft in wartime and the significant role they played in training male pilots how to fly the B26 “Widowmaker” in advance of the D-Day attack on Normandy.  THE DARK OF NIGHT, a short screenplay about an unemployed insurance adjuster who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time, was recently awarded the Grand Prize for Short Screenplays from Table Read My Screenplay Austin. Meyers is currently at work on a limited series TV pilot about the all-girl bands of World War Two, a thriller about a female detective with agoraphobia, and  DRIVER, a new websites created by Australian producer, Manon Lewis.

my screenplays

RIDE THE WIND
Feature
Optioned
 
UPTOWN AND DOWNBEAT
TV Pilot
 
 
PEARL HART, THE BANDIT GIRL
Feature