Elaine is humbled to be a fellow in the HBO Writers Program, chosen for the CBS Writers Program, and a Semi-Finalist for the Sundance Episodic Lab. She is currently staffed on the new Gossip Girl reboot for HBO Max, premiering in late 2020. She is grateful to have been named as one of the Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2019 by the International Screenwriters Association. She has had scripts place in the world-renowned PAGE Awards (Top Ten), Austin Film Festival (3 times), Final Draft Big Break (Top Ten), and the ISA (Grand Prize for Table Read My ScreenPlay and Top 50 for Fast Track). Other notable writing competition placements include Scriptapalooza (1st Runner Up), Blue Cat, and Script Pipeline.
Elaine wrote/directed an indie episodic series, “DOXXED”, about a woman who must deal with the ramifications of going viral after making a (slightly racist?) comment on social media. It is currently doing festivals, including Raindance, Catalyst (formerly ITVFest), NBC's Women in Comedy, Dances with Films, and the Asian American International Film Festival. You can find it online as well at www.doxxed-series.com.
Other produced works include winning the Grand Prize and Audience Vote of the NewFilmmakers LA On Location Project (a $60K value) for “The Angeleno Hunter”, an Honorable Mention at the NBCUniversal/YOMYOMF Interpretations contest for “Scare Me”, and having two films accepted to Academy qualifying festivals.
On a personal note, Elaine was born in Singapore, grew up in Hong Kong and Taiwan until the age of 12, and then moved to Massachusetts. She does not speak any Chinese, has been told that she holds chopsticks incorrectly, and loves Wendy's junior bacon cheeseburgers. Oh, to be an Asian American conundrum!