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I'm a writer whose characters confront difficult situations with heart and humor--although sometimes you just gotta throw a punch. I paint my characters into corners, forcing them to fight their way out or die trying--sometimes it's an emotional death, sometimes the loss is physical--either way, it's visual. A member of the WGA/W, one of my scripts won Best Feature and Grand Prize at SLAMDANCE ...

I'm a born and raised Floridian turned writer-comedian, of course. I get a kick out of telling oddball, hard-to-believe, and sometimes hard-to-hear stories. At the core of all of my scripts are nuanced, imperfect female-identifying protagonists. A little bit about me: I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida thinking it was the best place on Earth only to realize later in life, Earth is pretty big...

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Danielle Nicki is a genre writer in television, features, and books who enjoys exploring the worlds and minds of flawed — and dare I say, unlikable — women of color protagonists. But don t clutch your pearls too tightly, she ll make you fall in love with these characters, even in the middle of their mess. She feels completely at home writing thriller, horror, fantasy, action, and straight drama...

Beth is a filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist. She recently directed the feature FULL RIDE for Iris Indie International and Quiver Distribution. The film wrapped shooting in April of 2022 and is slated for release in 2023. In her writing, Beth's consistently drawn to thriller, horror, and crime. Her stories almost always center on complex female characters who are trying to exorcise the past. ...

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Michael Graf, Writer/Director: I got my first job in Hollywood because of an earthquake. I got my second job in Hollywood because of a klutz move at a salad bar. I m now a member of the DGA, a produced screenwriter, just made the short list for the Academy s Nicholl Fellowship, won top screenwriting honors in Paris, directed a Super Bowl commercial, won an Emmy, was named a “Top 25 Screenwriter...

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Desa Larkin-Boutté is a television and feature screenplay writer based in Los Angeles, California. Her body of work is varied, though united through highlighting under-serviced themes or communities. Whether it be race and identity (Zora & Zizi), the love and heartache of a senior living facility (The Old & the Restless), or depression in the black community (How to Be), Desa s mission is to st...

Johnny is an Irish born Silicon Valley coder turned TV cop turned grounded scifi screenwriter. Four years ago, his mother's sudden death ignited his screenwriting journey. Johnny mines his day job, CTO of a cutting-edge tech company, his acting, and his personal demons, to create grounded scifi stories led by flawed characters dealing with the guilt of losing a loved one. Option+ShopAgr in 2022...

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What happens when a gym teacher has a great idea for a movie? This is how Richard Giarraffa found his inspiration and began pursuing a new passion for writing character-driven screenplays. After earning several quarter-finalist honors and nominations for his work, Richard had the privilege of attending Jessica Hinds' Meditative Screenwriting Master Class. Recently, Richard's most highly-regarde...

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Xavier Burgin is an Emmy-nominated writer/director hailing from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. He s the director of AMC Network s Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and Adult Swim's Juneteenth With Open Mike Eagle. He s a Sundance Fellow, HBO Alumni, Berlinale Talent, and Ryan Murphy Directing Fellow. He's written for The Discovery Channel and Amazon Studios. Xavier grew up in the deep so...

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Jeremy writes about big ideas, and about how those big ideas impact individuals when they come crashing down to earth. That usually means creature features or sci-fi pieces that allow Jeremy to indulge his sense of drama or childlike wonder, while still keeping the stories grounded in something familiar. As The Black List said, “Like all good speculative fiction, [Jeremy s writing] uses its hei...

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As a writer, I like to use my stories to explore strong themes in unique, layered worlds. I love to create the texture of an environment, and center my stories around a single character who is the embodiment of a fundamental human desire or flaw. I tend to write with a dark wit and strong sense of irony, and I truly enjoy writing for an ensemble of diverse characters. Some series that match my ...

MEG SWERTLOW is a dance floor queen, native Angeleno (yes, they exist) and Gryfinndor (even though she could totally be a Slytherin... she just chooses not to be). She's also a badass screenwriter and director determined to use her energetic personality to be a strong female force in Hollywood. The daughter of two entertainment journalists, Meg has been obsessed with movies and television since...

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Jordan Trippeer is a produced writer whose eclectic mind, adventurous childhood and preference for The X-Files over Sesame Street while growing up set the course for her creative future. Raised by a nomadic family that lived frugally to afford to travel, Jordan was fortunate enough to enjoy incredible adventures growing up. She s luged into volcano calderas in New Zealand, pulled dinosaur verte...

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Kevin Bachar is an EMMY award-winning producer, director, cinematographer and WGA writer. He specializes in wildlife documentaries. Yes, he s the idiot in the water filming sharks for SharkWeek. In 2017 Kevin made the transition into fiction. His screenplay “Blood Relative” was featured on The Blacklist website and is now in production as “The Inhabitant” starring Dermot Mulroney (My Best Frien...

(marshall) gripp (gillson) is a writer based primarily on the internet. Though their work is multimedia and interdisciplinary, they have been lauded as a screenwriter. Their original dramedy pilot, Offbeat, was the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Table Read My Screenplay competition. In 2018, their short script Shyla won the Bolt by Barnstorm festival. The resulting film was selected by the 2019...

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Rowan loves to find the sweet spot where heart meets humor. His favorite characters to write are deeply flawed, yet deeply likable. He enjoys building stories that are socially relevant yet sexually irreverent (say that five times fast). He wants you to cry through his comedies and laugh through his dramas. He's also an ambitious little so-and-so. He dreams of staffing for a beloved tv show and...

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Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, I've always had a witty mouth. I'm not quite sure if growing up in the Big Apple has anything to do with it, but my mother constantly told me my mouth was too smart for my own good. As a child of six--and the youngest girl, I always had to make my siblings laugh to get out of trouble. My sisters used to play "Casper" games with me, pretending I wasn't in the room, wh...

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L. E. Coleman is a screenwriter and playwright from Indianapolis, Indiana, who has placed in numerous screenwriting competitions including placements in the Nicholl Fellowship, the Final Draft Big Break Contest and the Austin Film Festival. He loves writing sci-fi scripts and character-driven dramas and comedies that shine a spotlight on the human condition and many of the social ills that plag...

I m a gay British writer who splits his time between New York, London and LA. I have a rich heritage in story-telling and an obsession with humankind and her follies. My passion is for relationship and family comedy-drama, particularly those with an ensemble. I love creating well rounded diverse / LGBTQ characters and strong female leads. I ve spent the past four years living in NYC, but am now...

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Paige VanTassell likes to say that her scripts contain equal parts "heart and fart", and so far no one has stopped her. She writes absurdist, female-driven pilots, loves animation, and has been called a huge nerd more than once. She'd respond to these allegations, but is currently busy spending quarantine watching all of Star Trek in chronological order. Paige grew up in North Carolina but neve...

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Aiko Hilkinger is an award-winning, queer, screenwriter of color from Colombia. Her fantasy animated pilots have placed in numerous contests, most notably she was a winner of the WeScreenplay TV Contest in 2022, and the Fast Track Fellowship Holiday and Animation category in 2020. They were also named one of Network ISA's 'Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch' in 2021. Hilkinger writes magical stories...

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Rachel is a Filipina-American, award-winning filmmaker/writer/actor, passionate about telling stories that truly matter. She is additionally an enthusiastic, queer, outspoken advocate for mental health education and destigmatization. Notably, she won a student Emmy at the 2013 College Television Awards, for her web series, The Sub Club. Her short films, Maple s Tree and Bicultural, were officia...

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Lisa is a feature writer focusing on horrors and thrillers with supernatural and psychological themes. A lifelong interest in the supernatural began after growing up in a haunted house in the Midwest. With a great grandmother that owned a palm reading shop and psychics on both sides of the family, it's a trait that has been passed down and the reason ghosts and spirits seem to be attracted to h...

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Melody is a genre writer focused on social issues, BIPOC characters, and women protagonists. She was raised by parents who were activists and teachers in a Blerd family that loved science and literature and proved that Black people do go camping. She is currently story editor on the 22nd season of NBCUniversal s Law & Order: SVU, and has been selected for the 2021 Sundance Episodic Lab s new Id...

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Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and independent filmmaker who as a storyteller likes to explore the darker instincts of human nature to shed light on important subjects. Some of her recent awards include the 2020 Grand Prize in the Emerging Screenwriters Shoot Your Short, the Female Filmmaker Award at the Lonely Seal International Film Festival, New England F...

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