Shane Elizabeth is an award-winning writer who lives her life fueled by the words she writes as she strings together sentences that pop through a voice that can’t be denied. Her ability to jump off the page, right along with her characters, through this unique signature style of writing brings integrity, laughter, and attitude back to the written word. She lives her life for the stories to tell: Every arc, character, absurdity rings in truth she’s either endured, experienced, or met. Her genre of writing focuses on showcasing strong female-driven characters battling adversity within niche subcultures of America.
Adopted at birth and born legally deaf, Shane is diverse through a disability she has turned into an ability. This lack of one sense has caused her others to heighten, allowing Shane to observe life in very detailed ways, which in return, she uses in her characters and storytelling. She reads lips and uses hearing aids which allows for this “lack of” to go virtually unnoticed by others. Whereas, her adoption, she uses as motivation to tell elevated stories written with heart, sprinkled in comedy, but always addressing dramatic situations taken from characters who find themselves on the path least taken.
As far as credentials go: Shane is the 2019 Grand Prize Winner of the ISA Sundance Screenwriting Competition and has gone on to win or place in over seven competitions in this past year alone. She has a ten year background in development and story producing for unscripted television. She holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois, and holds certificates in UCLA's two-year Graduate Program in both Screenwriting and TV writing. She has also completed NYU's Tisch School of Arts Summer Program in Screenwriting, and is currently writing and developing stories for three separate VR companies. Shane is originally from Chicago but has been in Los Angeles for well over a decade. Hollywood is where she calls home.