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NAMECONTACT INFO -- this can be your reps, your personal info, and/or a link to your WGA "Find a Writer" page which allows people to contact you without sharing your informationMOST RECENT STAFFING LEVEL (TV)TOP THREE CREDITS -- those that best represent you. For TV, please include your level, ex. GREY'S ANATOMY (Staff Writer)IDENTITY (ex. Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Non-Binary, etc.)PRONOUNSCURRENT STAFFING / DEVELOPMENT AVAILABILITYFEATURE/MOW WRITER?BIO -- WHO you are as a writer, aka your voice, is more important than what you’ve worked on; list your top three credits and your position above (limit 225 words)SOCIAL MEDIA
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Rob FormanAgency: Buchwald; Agents: Angela Nikas (anikas@buchwald.com), Matt Nordsten (mnordsten@buchwald.com), Rob Kim (rkim@buchwald.com); Manager: JD Sobol (pebbleent@gmail.com); WGA Find A Writer: https://directories.wga.org/member/82bbae24-3a4d-4822-aaf7-5516079169fb4 - Co-ProducerIDENTITY CRISIS (TNT Pilot, Creator, EP), SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN (Netflix, Co-Producer), Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5, Writer)GayHe/Him/HisAvailable to staff and/or developYesRob Forman's first memory is of Princess Leia in her iconic golden bikini, choking Jabba the Hutt to death. It explains everything about his love of kick-ass female characters, escapism, and genre storytelling, but nothing about his sexuality. Rob grew up in Princeton, NJ, the middle child of three boys. He moved to Los Angeles immediately upon graduating with a business degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Inspired by a range of poppy influences from anime to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” Rob specializes in blending tones and genres, with an emphasis on outsiders, action, heart, and humor. His TV staffing credits include “Army Wives” and “iZombie.” Rob’s original, high-concept TV development has sold to Freeform, BET, and TNT. In video games, Rob has written on “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” for Insomniac Games and PS5. He is currently writing on Netflix’s “Something is Killing the Children.” Rob is Vice Chair of the WGAW’s LGBTQ+ Writers Committee and co-founder of The Rainbow Pages, a grassroots list of LGBTQ+ WGA members.
@robsforman
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Seth HarringtonJared Thompson A3 Artists Agency 424 652 9972, Jared.Thompson@a3artistsagency.com1 - Staff WriterI KILL (Miniroom) EMPIRE OF THE DRAGONS (Miniroom) WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE on ABC (Staff)GayHe/Him/HisAvailable to staff and/or developNoAs a transparently gay kid growing up on army bases in the Bible belt, Seth learned the value of a self-deprecating joke and a good pair of running shoes. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a tutor to crazy rich Asians in Taiwan, a teacher in Compton and a reality TV producer in New York. He has written scripted drama and game shows. He writes magical realism and is the comedic voice in the drama room. His film CATFISH KILLER is now out on Amazon Prime and Here! TV. An advocate for queer voices, he co-founded the Rainbow Pages (a database of lgbtq+ writers).https://twitter.com/SethHarrington
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Katrina Mathewson & Tanner BeanMANAGER
Casey Neumeier, Artists First - cn@artistsfirst-la.com

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David Rubin, Gersh (TV) - DRubin@gersh.com
Eric Garfinkel, Gersh (Film) - EGarfinkel@gersh.com

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https://directories.wga.org/member/katrinamathewson
5 - ProducerUntitled IMDb TV Comedy (Producer)

HAWKEYE (Executive Story Editor) (Co-Producer)

VERSUS (Creator / Head Writer)
LesbianShe/Her/HersAvailable to develop onlyYesHalf of a drama/dramedy writing team with Tanner Bean. Katrina (bka Katie) is a literal "dyke on a bike" from the Pacific Northwest. Tanner is a former Sunset Strip performing guitarist from Oklahoma. Katie and Tanner are truly genre agnostic, but focused on stories told through fresh perspectives and unique worlds. So far, that's included: a female park ranger dealing with grizzly bear attacks; a failed white rapper -- turned drug dealer -- turned biggest pop songwriter in the music industry; a horror movie set on Mt. Everest -- the world's highest graveyard; a polyamorous family navigating life, love, and raising a teenager; a college student finding agency in a world where superpowers exist...but are illegal; and several projects set in music and sports (two worlds they love).

Last year, Katie and Tanner wrote "Christmas Ever After" (starring Tony award winner Ali Stroker) in between two rounds on "Hawkeye" -- Marvel Studios' upcoming series for Disney+. They are currently adapting a comic book with Black Mask Studios and Sony, writing a pilot for Gaumont, and staffed on an unannounced half-hour comedy for IMDb TV.

Katie's passion for LGBTQ+ activism has led her to serve as the co-chair of the Writers Guild of America's LGBTQ+ Committee, as well as on the Guild's Inclusion and Equity Group.
@katiemathewson
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Spiro SkentzosStagecoach Entertainment / Steve Smith3 - Executive Story EditorARROW (1 season), GRIMM (2 seasons), Chadam(co-creator)gayHe/Him/HisAvailable to staff and/or developNoI grew up speaking English, Greek, Spanish—one grandma literally walked across the Mexican boarder into Texas to give birth to my mom. I’ve been learning French, and after 4 years the Parisians still think I speak it horribly. I was weaned on comics, scifi and Star Wars. I write flawed & complicated characters who deal with their struggles with pathos and humor as they explore the relationships that make them who they are. My stories are often about redemption, rebirth and belonging – themes that have been a big part of my life.

I have a BA in Art History/minors in Film and Biology from University of Michigan. While I'm an armchair anthropologist and astronomer–love seeing the Perseids in Joshua Tree every year, I'm actually a real co-chair the WGA’s LGBTQ+ Committee. I've spent 3 seasons on network TV & have sold 3 pilots. I started in comedy, so I can bring you some funny as needed. For story research I’ve been on an LAFD ride along, been to Ironwood State penitentiary to see inmates put on an evening of theatre; and I’m CERT trained, so I’m ready for the zombie apocalypse. I love character-driven material and genre and when I can do them in one show/script, I'm a happy camper.
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Chelsea Steinerhttps://directories.wga.org/member/c33cc5c6-4136-407c-976c-bf4f531dd774N/A - Haven't Staffed YetTHANK YOU Come AGAIN (writer/director), POLE POSITION (writer)BiShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developYesChelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. She has been a WGA member since 2008, and works primarily in comedy, sci-fi, and fantasy. A lover of genre mash-ups, Chelsea is currently the weekend editor at The Mary Sue, a nerdy pop culture website for women. She thrives at the intersection of queer and geek culture. Chelsea wrote and directed the web series Thank You Come Again, which won Best Web Series at ClexaCon 2018, and was a selection at the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival and the Reeling Film Festival. She is the Vice Chair of the LGBTQ+ Writers Guild committee. Chelsea is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in judo, so she is not to be trifled with. @ChelseaProcrast
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Danny TolliManager: Garrett Greer, Haven (gg@haven.la), Agent: Melissa Darman, Verve (mdarman@vervetla.com)4 - Co-ProducerRoswell, NM (The CW), Home Among Strangers (Freeform, Pilot/EP) The Catch (ABC), Stalker (CBS)GayHe/Him/HisAvailable to develop onlyNoFirst generation Latinx from Queens, NYC. Bullied in middle school for being gay and sensitive, so I took that angst and now write grounded character dramas with emotion & humor. Dysfunctional family, coming-of-age, & underdog stories are my jam. Good with structure & in the room, I bring positive energy and strong pitches.twitter.com/dctolli
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Sarah AfkamiSafkami@gmail.comWilfred (Staff Writer) Legends of Chamberlain Heights (Story Editor) Dice (Executive Story Editor)TransgenderThey/Them/TheirsI believe we are at the core one and that storytelling is a way to draw similarity/unity through our differences. I was born and raised by Iranian immigrants in Texas so I have always had a focus on identity issues in my work. Feeling completely different inside than how you look on the outside gives a person great perspective on image vs. interior world. We all have a universe of thoughts, hopes and fears— I love exploring and subverting people’s expectations of one another. Whether it be gender, race or religious/political beliefs. My ultimate goal is to reduce bigotry and engender unity. Instagram: @safkami Twitter: @safkami
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Terrell LawrencePencil2Pad@gmail.com, Stage Coach Ent: Steve Smith - Steve@stagecoachent.net, Evan Lewis - Evan@stagecoachent.net / https://directories.wga.org/member/afe34b93-17f6-4a0e-b300-3af9bcf60b00YOUR FAMILY OR MINE (Staff Writer), UNDATEABLELIVE (Staff Writer)BiHe/Him/HisMy comedic writing voice is a genuine reflection of how life is full of ups and downs, depicting how both good and bad times are so necessary in helping us define ourselves on our own terms. I grew up in the backwoods of South Carolina and I always knew I was different. The slur faggot was such a regular occurrence, I became the Mr. Miyagi of appearing unaffected, like I was made of Teflon allowing nothing to penetrate my shield. But like so many others, it hurt me to my core, every single time the words were spewed at me. I spent much of my youth praying, wishing every single day of my life that I could just be normal. So after being sick of standing out, I started blending in. Doing whatever it took to be invisible. This disappearing act went on for years while secretly fighting to deny who I really was. But the main thing I eventually learned about living with secrets is that they'll weigh you down like the belly of a pre-gastric bypass patient. So after many years of carrying around an unwanted mass, I was finally able to build up enough courage to relieve myself of my metaphorical belly bulge. Now all I gotta do is get rid of the physical one.@KronicleOfNunya
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Tom FarrellFarrellThomas@me.comDoom Patrol, Frequency, ContainmentGayHe/Him/HisI'm a queer screenwriter with a lot of on-set producing experience who loves telling ensemble character-driven stories that are equal parts comedy and drama. Great with fun, poppy dialogue, I'm a fan of all things genre/horror as well as more grounded "chosen family" stories. Will work for cheese and crackers.https://twitter.com/tfarrell15
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Matt Morganhttps://directories.wga.org/member/86ad4ca6-d120-4d9c-8a19-92147e139895TV: SIREN (Producer), 12 MONKEYS (Exec Story Editor), FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (staff writer). GayHe/Him/HisBeing the product of East Coast Irish/Italians, youngest in a family of five, all raised strict Roman Catholic, I decided to pursue a career in writing as a means of using the guilt, shame, alcoholism, and self-loathing as ammunition. I was obsessed with ALL things film and TV since I was a child. All things Spielberg and Star Trek The Next Generation on a constant rotation. After graduating Emerson College with the resume-busting “BA in Film,” I moved to LA and hustled through various worlds — low-budget special fx, post production, a little light stripping, and bad community theater — all to get to where I am today: a hopefully employable professional writer. When not writing, time is spent maintaining an adversarial relationship with my (probably closeted) conservative father, taking long walks on the beach (after an hour of traffic), reading, and trying to keep my fucking orchid alive. Whether intentional or not, and depending on the writing partner, I typically spin yarns about identity, the search for meaning, and broken people trying to overcome a terrible past by maintaining a fictitious present. To my manager's dismay, I also love writing period pieces.https://www.facebook.com/matthew.morgan.165033
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Zac HugManager: Garrett Greer, Haven (gg@haven.la) WGA Find A Writer: https://directories.wga.org/member/0f1fea4e-ca7f-4857-93a8-0b642ca08f8bShadowhunters (Staff Writer), Road to Christmas (MOW Writer), Drop Dead Diva (Staff WriterGayHe/Him/HisI was born on an apple farm in Ohio. I grew up in Lake Tahoe. I was raised by a disabled father and a loud, funny mother. My first writing job was ghost-blogging for the Real Housewives of Orange County. I was a Digital Media Executive at Bravo, The View, and ABC Family. I teach television writing at UCLA Extension and DePaul University. My writing is about families and groups of people who try to find what’s good and funny and optimistic about things that are deeply unsettling or sad. I am very good at morale in a room. I write off-center characters and find what’s grounded about them. I run half- marathons, I live in a haunted apartment, and I am an excellent cook. @zachug
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Jimmy MosquedaManager: Jeff Portnoy, jeff@bellevueprods.com. WGA page: https://directories.wga.org/member/cebca517-361f-4155-b194-0a428e5fe002LEGACIES (Story Editor); SCHOOLED (Staff Writer)GayHe/Him/HisMy lanes: Teen/YA, High School, Comedy, Latinx. My shit is satirical, sarcastic, sometimes surreal, but grounded in real human emotion. I write fucked up but funny stories that reflect my fucked up and somewhat(?) funny upbringing. My dad was a farmworker by day and a coyote by night, so basically Chesar Chavez meets Walter White. Proud FAFSA kid who go accepted into Stanford University (without the help of Felicity Huffman). After college did the whole Silicon Valley thing as an early employee at Facebook. Yes, I partied hard with Mark Zuckerberg and co. before deciding I wasn’t about that life. @jimmymosqueda
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Matthew D'AmbrosioJulie Bloom, Spencer Robinson, David Chien (Art/Work Ent) Brant Rose (Brant Rose Agency)VAMPIRE DIARIES (staff writer), the WITCHER (staff writer)GayHe/Him/HisBorn in New York, but for reasons out of his control grew up in a small town outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Attended college and received a degree in Psychology, but fell back on his Film minor when he became a camera person for a local college’s distance learning program. Worked up the ranks of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, going from Office PA in season one to Staff Writer by the show’s final season. When not writing, he spends his time with all of his cats and his boyfriend. He also for some reason really "enjoys" Twitter, abstract painting, and some weekends can be found watching the entire (original) Star Wars trilogy in one sitting. twitter: @drmattdambrosio
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Vincent BrownManager: Sheree Guitar 310-286-1900 sheree@shereeguitarent.com, WGA Find a Writer: https://directories.wga.org/member/dd156575-2a0e-4f96-96e3-0642bb7f2480A.N.T. Farm, Staff Writer, Girlfriends, Story Editor, Cousins For Life, ProducerAfrican-American, LGBT+He/Him/HisI love writing character-driven comedy as well as drama,. Sometimes, people say I'm a "smart" writer, but I have a real facility for writer physical comedy as well. I love writing empowered female and African-American characters. I've been with my husband (legally married) for a decade which gives me unlimited relationship material! Being gay, I try to represent that well when I can. My husband and I are co-parenting with our daughter's two mom's and that has given me new insight into the real hard work of parenting, of navigating group dynamics, and the challenges faces by the youth of today. I have a wide and diverse friends group and my quest to learn Spanish as adult opens a world of Los Angeles that probably would be invisible to me otherwise.
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Allen Claryhttps://directories.wga.org/member/4804a1c9-37c7-4bf2-ae39-9d3577bf62f1ZAC & MIA (Executive Producer, digital), 90210 (Staff Writer), GayHe/Him/HisBorn into a farming family in rural Texas, I was pretty much always laser-focused on writing for TV—much to the bewilderment and concern of my family. After attending The University of Texas at Austin and earning a degree in Radio-Television-Film, I booked it to LA, worked in TV development for almost four years, and then joined the writing staffs of the shows LIFE UNEXPECTED and 90210 on The CW. Most recently, I adapted the digital series ZAC & MIA for Hulu which blessed me with a Writers Guild Award and a Daytime Emmy in 2018. Having just completed the WGA TV Writer Access Project as a drama writer in the LGBTQ+ category, my writing "sweet spot" is stories that are character-, heart-, and emotion-driven.@allenstigator
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Charlotte Lewishttps://directories.wga.org/member/8886eabe-a082-4954-9fab-d8156adee36fTELL ME A STORY (Script Coordinator), FAKING IT (Writers Assistant/Derivative Web Series)BisexualShe/Her/HersCharlotte is a queer woman in a family of all women. It's a running joke that all the men in her family aren't long for this world because they divorce out fairly quickly. It's not a surprise that all her content is female-driven and often centers around complicated female relationships. As a trauma survivor, Charlotte takes her difficulty with PTSD/mental health and and distrust of men and uses dark humor to make sense of it. She has a love of bossy bad ass blondes -- in her youth, her idols were Buffy and Britney Spears, and as a 31 year old she's moved onto Daenerys and Taylor Swift. Her love of all things teen is evident, and she hopes her writing makes struggling teenage girls specifically feel less alone.@charincharge
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Alexander Newman-WiseKen Freimann @Circle of Confusion ken@circle of confusion.com https://directories.wga.org/member/48687b02-e0a7-4afa-b8e6-2ddc644d73d8 FOR THE PEOPLE (Staff Writer) THE CATCH (Researcher)GayHe/Him/HisWhen I was sixteen, my father came out to me as a spy (working for the CIA). It took me several more years to come out to him as gay, but the shared sense of secrecy changed our entire relationship. I write relationships, families with secrets, sexual power dynamics, drama with a sense of humor, and have lots of procedural experience. I also have a lot of set coverage/episode production experience, can break compelling relationship arcs, and will pitch on story until we figure it out. @newmanwise
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Roosevelt BrownNate Miller - Manage-ment; nm@manage-ment.com6968 BIG TOP LANE, BOUND, BURIAL JONESGayHe/Him/HisI’m a black, gay, Texan who grew up in a funeral home, so my writing tends to skew heavily genre and darkly comedic. But always from the vantage point of someone seldom seen on screen—-with a touch of the supernatural to bring out the frailty and deeply hilarious moments within the human experience. From the yasss queens to the g-blerds, I cover them all.

My newest sample "BOUND" is a horror pilot inspired by real events in my hometown of Houston and experience dating in the military, about a soldier with PTSD who loses his husband in a tragic accident and moves his multi-racial family to a small town in Texas. But they soon learn this suburb is built on top of an old plantation, where the residents are possessed by slaves.

Other pilots include my comedy, "6969 BIG TOP LANE," about a struggling journalist who goes undercover to investigate the practices of a suspicious new housing community. But after a mysterious murder happens on the first night, he learns that this complex is sitting on a hell dimension----ran by fabulous drag queen landlord.

And my drama pilot, "BURIAL JONES,'" about a suburban Black teen whose forced to move to a rural Texas town after his father takes ill, and quickly finds himself embroiled in a generational war between two family-owned funeral home businesses.
@longlivethabeat
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Ryan Willisonhttps://directories.wga.org/member/d3a44789-d558-4057-a187-b134b2d87ed8THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (Writer of Episode 112, Writers' Assistant), GLOW (Script Coordinator), BLUNT TALK (Writers' Assistant)GayHe/Him/HisExperienced Writers' Assistant/WGA Associate Member looking for that Staff Writer jump! I got my start at the early age of twelve remaking beloved films like "Kill Bill" and "Moulin Rouge!" starring my two dachshunds and my sister's Beanie Babies. Now I write dramedies by day and run LA's only mime troupe, The Quiet Kids, by night. I serve jokes and poignancy equally well, always keeping the comedy truthful even when my characters are unhinged. And they... often are. Tonally, I'm the love child of John Early and Spike Jonze (god, that'd be hot). I've got reps at CAA, one "written by" under my belt, and samples available through the myWGA link for your perusal. Hire me and I will turn your writers' kitchen into a bootleg Great British Bake-Off.@ryryredux on Twitter, @rgwillison on Instagram
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Bryce AhartJon Huddle (huddle@fourthwallmanagement.com) and Sydney Blanke (blanke@fourthwallmanagement.com) OR https://directories.wga.org/member/d018d599-f4e7-4d6a-bc63-b06b3eb38b9dSTERLING (HBO, Pilot, Co-Creator) LEGACIES (Staff Writer) GayHe/Him/HisOne half of a black LGBT writing duo attracted to character-driven ensembles that speak to the human condition. During our senior year at NYU, my writing partner, Stephanie McFarlane, and I were two out of eight fellows selected for the 2017-2018 HBOAccess Writer’s Fellowship where we got to channel our personal ties to gun violence into ​Sterling,​ a pilot about the aftermath of a school shooting in a small Texas town. As the only dramatic selection chosen to be produced through the program, ​Sterling went on to premiere at SXSW. Most recently, we completed staffing on the CW’s ​Legacies​ where we wrote and produced two episodes.Twitter and Instagram: @BryceAhart
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Samuel Garza Bernstein https://directories.wga.org/member/0b19fa0a-7d9f-462e-aac1-781b1f3ddb3fBobbie’s Girl (writer/co-producer); W.I.T.C.H. (staff writer) Judging Amy (staff writer)GayHe/Him/HisMuch of my life and my writing reflect the wild intersections of modern life. I was born to an undocumented Mexican mother who “passed” as white and a Jewish father who sold arms to the Palestinians when we lived for a year in Egypt. Really. He did. I was a gay Jewish kid surrounded by Muslims. I lived in my head a lot, spinning stories. I come to you as someone with a considerable amount of experience, but an odd career trajectory. I started off 20 years ago in indie film, then wrote a couple of movies for Showtime, including the one my husband and I produced, “Bobbie’s Girl.” It earned an Emmy nom for Bernadette Peters. My subsequent adventures took me to theater and books and some episodic tv. Last year I began focusing again on tv and was chosen for the WGA Writers Access Program under Glen Mazzera. It was a great experience and a new beginning.samuelgarzabernstein.com
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Dania Bennettdania.bennett@gmail.comCRIMINAL MINDS "IN THE DARK" (freelance writer), ACQUAINTED (short film, writer/producer), LUNCH, INTERRUPTED (short film, writer/producer)QueerShe/Her/HersI grew up in a small town surrounded by strawberry fields, horse pastures, and coastal oak trees. I was raised by busy parents. My dad built rocket computer systems for the government, including some work for the CIA. My mom designed houses. My two sisters went on to become a project manager for a pharmaceutical construction company and a nuclear engineer who is building the atomic battery for the 2020 Mars Rover. I, a self-declared writer since I was 7, dabbled in theatre and poetry in college and eventually received a Bachelors in Psychology/Neuroscience with a minor in Queer Studies. Before working in television, I worked in Nuclear Power, Behavioral Therapy, as a home renovator, and spent the last year as a caregiver for my grandfather struggling with heart failure. I crave live music and go to roughly 50+ concerts a year as well as write my own songs in my free time. I got my start working in television 10 years ago as a set PA after meeting an AD while working at Starbucks and being offered a job on the spot for “being helpful.” As one of many grand-nieces to Mary Queen of Scots, I am enthralled and passionate about history and writing historical dramas. I also love to use my psychology background to write characters with complex personalities. @daniabennett (Twitter, Instagram)
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Heather Noël Aldridgeheathernoelaldridge@gmail.com "Criminal Minds" Ep. #1411, "Night Lights"(Freelance Writer), "Feral Black Sheep" - Author, "Criminal Minds" Seasons 11-15 (Head Writers' Assistant)BiShe/Her/Hers“Feral Black Sheep” is the name of my published poetry book, but it could be the title of my memoir. I am the one you will never see coming, the underestimated, the misunderstood, the dark horse. You’ll think you have me figured out and neatly compartmentalized, but then something catches your eye: It’s the flash of my teeth when it’s a millisecond too late. Like my own life experience, I enjoy writing character driven stories full of intrigue, celebrating the multifaceted complexities of being human, exposing the delicious grey areas that most pretend don’t exist, and shocking the reader with a hefty dose of emotional truth and enduring survival. I love writing about stories that uncover the things that people usually sweep under the mat. Time to flip that mat over and shake it out! Dance within the uncomfortable realm of the REAL, and throw that "welcome mat" like a frisbee, off the cliffs!picturesofyore@instagram.com, https://www.facebook.com/heathernoel.aldridge
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Jerry Mahoneyhttps://directories.wga.org/member/829e2689-8eee-467e-a677-a847d7e3f8f4MANSWERS (Spike), THE REALITY SHOW (MTV, Creator), MOMENTS OF IMPACT (Discovery, Supervising Producer)Gay AFHe/Him/HisFor the last few years, I've been writing kids' books. I like to think of them as sophisticated literature for children of highly refined taste. My latest is called BUTTHEADS FROM OUTER SPACE. Before that, I worked in reality/documentary TV. I was selected as a Writer Access Project honoree for my pilot MY FABULOUS COUSIN LANCE.

I am all about writing complex, nuanced, real LGBTQ+ characters, including kids. Because fuck Kevin Hart, am I right? LGBTQ+ kids aren't something to be tolerated -- and they certainly aren't to be abused. They're amazing people full of heart, curiosity and enthusiasm, at least until a Kevin Hart comes along and smushes their awesomeness with shame.

That's why I believe representation is so important in TV, and that's the kind of perspective I can bring to your writing staff. Feel free to check out my pilot MY FABULOUS COUSIN LANCE, in which a gay kid from LA who's never been less than 100% himself visits his cousin in a small Texas town. He couldn't stick out more, but everyone loves him because he's so amazing.

I'm a gay dad who can write about traditional and non-traditional families, since I've been in both. I love smart comedies and fart jokes, too. Like Lance, I'm positive and fun to be around. Try me in a room!
@WhyJerryWhy
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Michael KennedyManager Garrett Greer, Haven Entertainment gg@haven.la WGA FIND A WRITER: https://directories.wga.org/member/ba92c1d4-681f-45c7-a392-cd67052aeacfSERIAL GIRLS (CW, Pilot/CO-EP)
BORDERTOWN - Staff Writer
ATTACK OF THE QUEERWOLF! - Queer Horror Movie Podcast Creator/Co-Host for Blumhouse
Gay/QueerHe/Him/HisFrom a large, Irish-Catholic family in Cleveland to an out, proud, queer writer/creator in Los Angeles, I thrive on creating and writing characters that are female, queer, and, usually, also the underdog. My greatest asset as a writer is my gift for popping, snappy, real dialogue and the ability to blend humor within drama and scares. I have worked in comedy, animation, horror, drama (and occasionally all of the above at one time) and look forward to bringing more of me to characters and shows. @MichaelKenKen
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Richard Daychardday@gmail.comARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (co-executive producer)
THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW (co-executive producer)
GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS (screenplay)
GayHe/Him/HisA veteran of some of the best and worst comedy shows on television. I also wrote and directed the cult drag film "Girls Will Be Girls," which premiered at Sundance, and both the off-Broadway play and feature film version of "Straight-Jacket," a fictionalization of Rock Hudson's marriagechardday@gmail.com
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Sylvia GreenWhatisitLassie@aol.com or Manager: Brandy Rivers, Industry Ent. 323-964-9298 https://directories.wga.org/member/9afa78ac-23c1-43ab-9c8e-b74b883fe3e2 LIV AND MADDIE (Co-EP)
RITA ROCKS (Producer)
ACCORDING TO JIM (Co-Producer)
GayShe/Her/HersFrom pitching the “toaster oven” tag in the history-making “Ellen” coming out episode to writing the script for Patty Duke’s return to sitcoms, I’ve worked on over 300 episodes of television. I love writing female-driven stories about connection. I grew up in Indianapolis, an identical twin and one of six kids of a nationally renowned pediatrician father and nurse mother. If you had told me then that I would one day work for my childhood idol, Billie Jean King, I would have believed you. I just knew. By the time I was 25, I was the communications director of her company. Billie Jean taught me the importance of going after what makes you happy. So I left one dream job to pursue another. As I wrote in The Huffington Post, working on Ellen’s “The Puppy Episode” profoundly changed my life (link @SylviaRGreen). After the 2016 election, I wrote the female empowerment script, “Stronger Together.” My marriage to my extroverted wife inspired my spec pilot, “Wade In,” about an introverted writer who hires her outgoing neighbor to be her public persona. Both pilots feature gay female leads and dogs (because dogs).@SylviaRGreen
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Erica PetersonBrant Rose at Brant Rose AgencyThe Donors (Staff Writer), Bull (Freelancer), Faking It (Staff Writer)BiShe/Her/HersErica B. Peterson hails from Clear Lake City, Texas, home to NASA, fried everything, and category 5 hurricanes. A versatile writer, Erica is prolific in both comedy and drama. Her current credits include FAKING IT on MTV, BULL on CBS, and THE DONORS on Kevin Hart’s LOL Network. Her samples consist of dysfunctional family comedy LOSING IT, horror-comedy TEXAS CHAINSAW MIDLIFE CRISIS, action-dramedy TAKE CARE, and dark family drama PUSHED. As a bisexual woman from the South, Erica spent a good portion of growing up straddling the life her family wanted and the life she wanted for herself. Such life experience is reflected in her work, exhibiting the often-split worlds human beings sometimes have to dance along in order to discover who they really are. Erica loves to spin story for anything dark, whether comedy or drama, and with her incisive mind and quick, biting wit she is an indispensable asset in any writers’ room.@BarfieldLaRue (Twitter) @madelinekhaaaaaaaan (Instagram)
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Glenn Gaylord 323-459-1870I DO, LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR, EATING OUT: ALL YOU CAN EATGayHe/Him/HisGlenn Gaylord is the award- winning writer/director with such credits as I DO, LEAVE IT ON THE FLOOR, BOYCHICK, LOST CAUSE, IF WE TOOK A HOLIDAY, LEZ BE FRIENDS, and EATING OUT: ALL YOU CAN EAT. A graduate of the UCLA Film School, Glenn moved to LA from his native Youngstown, Ohio because if you’re gonna be unemployed, it’s better with sunshine. In between film projects, he has a wealth of insane experiences, such as a Jail Health Educator, a Clinical Trials Director and as an AIDS Educator at the height of the epidemic. Yes, he now owns a pair of Angel Wings. Glebborama on Instagram
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Laurence Walsh-Hodsonhttps://directories.wga.org/member/25f5c1d9-8206-4913-b794-7d5f6006fafdThe Dresden Files, NCIS, CSI:MiamiBiShe/Her/HersWhen I'm not writing gritty, psychological thrillers, I'm composing heart-warming Christmas movies. I'm drawn to dark characters who have endured and overcome deep trauma and often have a sense of humor about it. Into scifi and law shows. Have a Masters in Psychology. @LaurenceofLA
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Luther M. MaceLuthermace@gmail.com; (310) 926-8809SURVIVOR’S REMORSE (Staff Writer)GayHe/Him/HisSituational dramas, dramedies and soaps are my lanes. I thrive on exploring the interconnectedness of human beings and our many dysfunctions. Passionate about reppin' the voice of the underdog. My sensibilities expand beyond my own point of view of the world. Strong at writing female characters. Great at tracking emotional beats. My most recent credit was staff writer on SURVIVOR’S REMORSE.Twitter: @Luther11
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Gabriela Revilla Lugogabby@revekentertainment.comIllegally Brown (top 10 Nicholls) Violation (Picadilly Pics) This Years Girl (Relativity)BiShe/Her/HersI came to this country and an undocumented person and am so priviledged to myself and make a living in this business. I primarily write dark comedy which usually centers around some sort of family dynamic. Most of the writers I bring to life are Latinx, many are queer, all have deep seeded mommy issues. @gabbyrevlugo (twitter)
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Molly Manninghttps://directories.wga.org/member/e3149e1e-bb77-49df-b2ab-587324bc7fb8 RMG Rick Lefitz + Anne Damato (310) 9549520HIGHTOWN (Staff Writer)LesbianShe/Her/HersMy mom was a French teacher who loved “cinema” (as she loved to call it). She would drag me and my siblings to every art house and foreign film that came to our college town. My dad was a Shakespeare professor who thought nothing of acting out the entire heath scene from King Lear at the dinner table just to make a point. My theory is if you put any sensitive, creative kid into that incubator, you’re pretty much guaranteed a writer will pop out the other side. Which is what happened with me. I’m new to the WGA, coming off my first staffed gig - HIGHTOWN for Starz. It was a small room and we were all expected to contribute so it was kind of a trial by fire for me, but I loved it. I met really talented people who are now my friends, learned a ton, and got to write an episode. As a writer I like a vast array of topics but currently find myself drawn to themes of revenge, obsession, power, corruption, crime, the seedy side of the street. I did start out as a comedy writer though so levity, banter, humor in general are not strangers to me. Please click the link to my work, talk to my references - they can speak to my abilities way better than I can! Twitter @moirajm - Insta mollyjmanning
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Eric RandallJonathan Baruch, Rain Management Group jbaruch@rainmanagementgroup.com, https://directories.wga.org/member/ef64671b-f525-465a-880a-1758cce7df3dBONES (staff writer) IN THE DARK (staff writer) THE RIDE (unproduced USA pilot, creator) GayHe/Him/HisI was raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, a town so concerned with its own quaintness, it passed a law banning residents from displaying multi-colored Christmas lights on Main Street. As you can imagine, I love telling true stories that explore the gap between the public face we put out to the world and the private lives we really lead. I studied history in college, then worked as a journalist- The Atlantic, Boston Magazine, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel - before pivoting to TV. I still approach story-telling from a place of research and realism - but always with a subversive or comedic twist. https://twitter.com/ericnrandall
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Zeke FarrowZekeness@gmail.com https://directories.wga.org/member/6a650d93-75ef-4a4b-8e09-7c73332ad1ca Best Kept Secret'
(Peabody Award, writer/co-producer)

'Untitled Zeke Farrow Pilot'
(MTV, writer, co-EP)

'Before the Sun Explodes'
(SXSW, writer/producer)
GayHe/Him/HisA little Zekeness goes a long way... I grew up on a farm in Vermont with no
television. So, moving to the big city and becoming a Film & TV writer has
always been an act of rebellion that I'm fully invested in. My favorite part of
writing is finding my characters' voices because that's where all the best plot
ideas come from. I love writing teens, horror, thriller, listless comedy, and period
pieces. I also am an EXPERT in the restaurant industry, so I can fix any restaurant
scene that rings false - which is pretty much every restaurant scene on TV. I keep
trying to write dramas and everybody keeps thinking they're comedies. For me,
where there's drama, there's comedy. I did win a Peabody Award for a very
dramatic film, so I guess there's that. Films that I've written and or produced
have played over 150 film festivals, including Sundance, SXSW, and Telluride.
They've been released theatrically, played on HBO, Sundance Channel, and
Channel 4 winning tons of meaningless awards along the way. I'm also a very
experienced on set film producer and a director. Check out these short films
I made, that will give you a sense of who I am.

'Megan's Shift' (writer/director/producer/star) - https://vimeo.com/183696536

'Ride or Die' (writer/director/producer/star) - https://vimeo.com/294033940

'A Film by Vera Vaughn' (writer) - https://vimeo.com/146489061
@Zekeness /Zekeness #Zekeness
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Celeste VasquezKen Freimann (ken@circleofconfusion) - Circle of Confusion - 310-691-7020 THE BOLD TYPE (Staff Writer)
SHADOWHUNTERS (Staff Writer)
THE ORIGINALS (Freelance Writer)
BiShe/Her/HersI grew up in a small, gun-toting desert town outside of Los Angeles with my Guatemalan/Mexican-American dad, religiously conservative white mom, and three siblings. I identify as half Latina and half white trash. When I was twelve, my dad wrote and funded his own indie horror film and somehow got Corey Feldman to star in it. It was a disaster on many levels, but I got to visit set and found my calling. I moved out when I was sixteen so I could attend a more prestigious high school. Without my parents around, I joined the local punk scene and spent most of my time driving around the desert and cruising around Wal Mart with my friends. Sensible and economical (a.k.a. poor), I attended community college for two years and then transferred to UC Berkeley. I fell in love with the Bay Area, but got into USC’s Stark Program immediately post-college where I learned about the industry as a whole including budgets and story development. But more importantly, it’s where I realized writing is my true passion. After ultimately landing a job as Julie Plec’s assistant and subsequently discovering my bisexuality (long story), the rest is history. Outside of writing, I love playing soccer, running, playing piano, watching the NWSL, drinking coffee, and hanging out with my sister’s kids. Twitter: @trashquez
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David SonnenbornAdam Marshall, Management 360RAY DONOVAN (Story Editor, Staff Writer), RIZZOLI & ISLES (Story By)GayHe/Him/HisI like to write character-driven stories and gravitate towards private investigators and cops who are good at their jobs but not great at anything else. I love dramedies and am a sucker for good banter. I’m also a research fiend and love generating pitches grounded in the insanity of real life.@sonnenborn
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Kase Penahttps://directories.wga.org/member/ce5888f9-7a23-4d2e-b52f-d2130b89f5b4BRUJAS (Staff Writer); FULL BEAT (Writer) / HBO Distribution; TRABAJO (Writer) / HBO DistributionTransShe/Her/HersI am a Transgender Woman of color, Latinx to be precise. I represent an entire class of people that is totally under-represented in media, who's also capable of writing outside the Transgender experience. I enjoy writing character driven stories that are grounded in reality. Drama and Dramedy are my preferred genres.
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Chris Baslerhttps://directories.wga.org/member/f4f2740c-4339-42ce-8216-533b599b946dTHE TURNING (Amblin feature, uncredited rewrites), THE ENCLOSED (feature produced by The Black List with Floria Sigismondi directing), THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (script coordinator) GayHe/Him/HisI got my start script-coordinating on several shows, including BATES MOTEL and THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE.

Recently sold two pilots and completed an uncredited rewrite on an upcoming Amblin horror film, which got me into the WGA. I am hungry for my first staff job and am grateful to have a lot of incredible people who will vouch for me.

My feature THE ENCLOSED is a queer horror story about depression and anxiety through the lens of a 13th century anchoress, my pilot GOVERNESS is a Gilded Age Gothic thriller about being alienated by our identities, and my pilot THE ACADEMY is about the imposter syndrome experienced by a teen at an exclusive (and mysterious!) boarding school. GOVERNESS is the highest rated Black List pilot of all time, and THE ENCLOSED made the inaugural GLAAD List for the best LGBT scripts in Hollywood.

Also, in high school I painted an oil portrait of TV's Jack Bauer.
@prufrockandroll
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Kaja MartinTheKajaMartin@gmail.comStarter Pack (Staff Writer), Musings of a Mixed Girl (Writer), The Equals Three Show (Writer)Pansexual (Queer or Bi I also respond too)She/Her/HersKaja Martin’s greatest accomplishment was getting her full name announced at college graduation: Kadiatou Nzinka Dado Bntu Usmano Martin.

Born to a strict Muslim father and far-out hippie mother, Kaja is a legacy for both African drumming and the Rajneesh, Osho cult.

Kaja has written on The Equals Three Show and Booze Lightyear, which catered to an audience of over 10.7 million subscribers. Most recently, Starter Pack, a show which Kaja co-created and co-wrote for Fullscreen & ATT’s Hello Lab was written up in the New York Times as, “one of the six shows on Facebook Watch that prove it’s a competitive streaming platform.” Currently the show has over 72 million views.

Kaja is the youngest of two with an older transgender brother. Kaja is passionate about minority and LGBTQ representation, both on and off screen. She has incorporated these ideas into her work since attending Occidental College when she collaborated with low-income Los Angeles high school students to create a play about gender roles and sexuality.

Currently Kaja writes and directs comedic sketches for Facebook where her most popular video, What Really Happens When Black People are Alone has over 2.3 million views.

When not writing Kaja enjoys sewing, crafting, and backpacking. She is currently teaching her dog Neptune – a French bulldog – to read and write.
FB: https://www.facebook.com/thekajamartin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KajaMartin
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Jim Macakjimmacak@comcast.netTWO VOICES (Lifetime MOW / Writer); PENSACOLA: WINGS OF GOLD (Exec. Story Editor); GENERAL HOSPITAL (staff writer)GayHe/Him/HisI spent over 15 years in LA working as a TV writer (GENERAL HOSPITAL, NYPD BLUE, MOW’s) and as a freelance journalist (LA Times, Written By, Men’s Fitness). But I hit a dry spell and I hadn’t met the minimum number of years I needed to maintain my WGA Health Insurance. And I knew I’d need that insurance with some pending medical issues. I decided switch to teaching as an Associate Professor at Emerson College in Boston (a job that came with great insurance) and it was a smart move since I ended up with bypass surgery while there… In May, after 13 years at Emerson, I’m taking an early retirement to pursue writing again fulltime and yet another passion of mine: I’ll be serving as volunteer Private Investigator Trainee at Informed Decision Investigative & Background Information Services in Thousand Oaks.
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Brian Sloanhttps://www.wgaeast.org/mo/indexed_writers/60657West 40s (New Media Series--WGA nominated writer, director), I Think I Do (Feature--writer, director), WTC View (Feature--writer, director)GayHe/Him/HisI am a writer/director working in film/TV for more than 20 years. I have mainly written comedy and romantic comedy, with some work in drama as well (but even that has some comedy in it too). So yeah, I'm funny :) I've written a couple YA novels and a number of teen-based screenplays as well. I have focused mainly on gay characters as my protagonists, starting back in 1994 when that was not so popular with my short film in "Pool Days" (part of the "Boys Life" anthology). I have lived in NYC for more than 25 years and know way too much about the city and all its goings on (good and bad). www.briansloan.com@hifibrian (Twitter/Insta)
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Jennifer DeatonLegal: Mark Muir, Greenberg Glusker, 310.785.6881, MMuir @greenbergglusker.com. Direct: jennifer.deaton@icloud.com, 213-944-2737.JACK OF THE RED HEARTS (Feature) starring Famke Janssen and AnnaSophia RobbLesbianShe/Her/HersWhether in features or television, Jennifer creates complex characters, exploring the drama and humor of the human condition. Seeks: adaptations, true stories, fantasy, sci fi, period, drama, etc. Excludes: horror, broad comedy. Samples available upon request.
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Ruth Fowlerhttps://directories.wga.org/member/0b23f4b6-6639-42ea-9933-000fc321471dWill (staff writer) ROTG (creator, writer, producer - BBC1 2020) Fly Me (feature, writer, in development)biShe/Her/HersI started off my life back in the UK, graduating from Cambridge University in the top ten of my class with a BA (hons) MA, MPhil in English Literature. After graduation I worked my way around the world cooking gourmet meals for rich people and working as a deckhand on private yachts, before moving to Manhattan with no visa. I ran out of money and luck, and became a stripper - writing a non-fiction book which I sold to Penguin and HarperCollins, and was developed by BBC America with Moira Wally-Beckett from ‘Breaking Bad’ as the showrunner.

My aim in life has always been to meld my love of immersive research, journalism, truth telling, documentary and fiction in some form. Since abandoning the pole, I’ve worked as a freelance journalist, editor and screenwriter for publications as diverse as The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, Elle and Marie Claire. I went to Afghanistan to track down drone-bombed villages, and Standing Rock to take pictures of Veterans and Native American water protectors.

The skills I’ve learned as an activist and journalist have made me an empathetic, compassionate and yet - brutal writer. As a British-American screenwriter brought up in the UK but living in Los Angeles, I’ve worked with Faye Ward (“Suffragette”) Alison Owen (“Elizabeth” and “Temple Grandin”) David Yates (“Harry Potter”) Craig Pearce (“Moulin Rouge”) and many more excellent production companies based in the UK but providing content for both the UK and US. I’m currently finishing up a four part thriller I created and wrote for the BBC in conjunction with The Forge, the masterminds behind ‘Queer as Folk’, ‘Shameless’ and ‘Skins’ as well as more recently ‘Collateral’ with Cary Mulligan. I’m also a playwright and my play, ‘bled for the household truth’, was directed by the Emmy-award winning Director Cameron Watson.
instagram.com/ruth_iorio @fowlerruth
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Daniel Vaillancourthttps://directories.wga.org/member/97431337-3cfe-4e99-956e-7388254b4834MTV's Undressed (staff writer), Sex-Crime Panic (feature, in development), Becoming Barbra (feature, in development)GayHe/Him/HisI am a Los Angeles-based film and TV writer.

I've worked with my husband, David A. Lee, for the last 20 years. We began our career as staff writers on the final season of nightly drama "MTV's Undressed," executive produced by Oscar-winning director Roland Joffé. Our work on that series was rewarded with a GLAAD Media Award. We have since sold TV pilots and been hired to write features.

Our feature-length adaption of gay historian Neil Miller's non-fiction book "Sex-Crime Panic," which tells the story of how--following the brutal rapes and murders of two children in Sioux City, Iowa in 1955--20 closeted gay men were entrapped, scapegoated, and committed to a state mental hospital until "cured," is currently in development with Peter Paige ("Queer as Folk," "The Fosters") attached to direct.

I am also a journalist who has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, The Advocate, Huffington Post, and Healthy Living, among many other publications.

I am a native French Canadian with dual citizenship (U.S. and Canada). David has landed immigrant status in Canada. We are members of both the WGA and the Writers Guild of Canada.
https://www.facebook.com/daniel.vaillancourt.39
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David A. Leehttps://directories.wga.org/member/b2902c64-301f-47c0-975e-d6ba5d6b7c10"MTV's Undressed" (Staff Writer), "Sex-Crime Panic" (Feature in Development), "Becoming Barbra" (Feature in Development)GayHe/Him/HisI am a Los Angeles-based film and TV writer.

I've worked with my husband, Daniel Vaillancourt, for the last 20 years. We began our career as staff writers on the final season of nightly drama "MTV's Undressed," executive produced by Oscar-winning director Roland Joffé. Our work on that series was rewarded with a GLAAD Media Award. We have since sold TV pilots and been hired to write features.

Our feature-length adaption of gay historian Neil Miller's non-fiction book "Sex-Crime Panic," which tells the story of how--following the brutal rapes and murders of two children in Sioux City, Iowa in 1955--20 closeted gay men were entrapped, scapegoated, and committed to a state mental hospital until "cured," is currently in development with Peter Paige ("Queer as Folk," "The Fosters") attached to direct.

I am also a photographer who has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and Elle, among many other publications.

Daniel is a native French Canadian with dual citizenship (U.S. and Canada). I have landed immigrant status in Canada. We are members of both the WGA and the Writers Guild of Canada.
https://www.facebook.com/DavidALee
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Kimiko Matsuda-LawrenceWGA PROFILE: https://directories.wga.org/member/ba4966bf-2ee4-48fc-9d24-880add663a51TWENTIES (Staff Writer) QueerShe/Her/HersQueer Black-Japanese woman from Washington, DC and Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Creator of I, Too, Am Harvard – a play and photo campaign highlighting the experiences of black Harvard students that inspired hundreds of “I, Too” campaigns around the world.
Co-founded Renegade, Harvard’s only POC magazine, and co-wrote and directed Black Magic, a play about queer and trans black college students coming of age in the Black Lives Matter era.
Worked in theater as Assistant Director on Anna Deavere Smith’s Notes from the Field, as assistant to Broadway director Diane Paulus, and as stage manager on Daniel Alexander Jones’s Black Light.
Co-wrote and performed the play Holding: A Queer Black Love Story.
Website: kimikomatsudalawrence.com
@kimikomats
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Gregory BonsignoreESArtists | 310.853.4200 “Can You Tell Me How: Joan Cooney, Jim Henson and How They Got to Sesame Street” (Screenwriter, Original Feature for Harpo Films). “Squad 85” (Series Creator/Writer/Director/Producer, EP: Justin Lin). Transformers (Writer).Gay, Bi, QueerHe/Him/HisAward-winning New York Playwright & Librettist, series creator, director, stand-up comedian, born in the Bronx and grew up in Texas - where he wrote his 5th grade play, and found that was enough to get beat up for all of 6th and most of 7th grades. Recently Off-Broadway: “Atomic” (book/lyrics- winner best musical, Australia), “Gorgonzola” (book/lyrics/director, winner best short musical, best book, best lyrics), and a new Broadway workshop of “The Talented Mr. Ripley” musical (Book/Lyrics, selected by Stephen Schwartz for his ASCAP workshop). Playwright in Residence at The Library of Alexandria (Egypt). Worked for years as a Cheesemaster, at Disney on Broadway, graduated NYU and invited to BMI’s Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop.
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Tawal Panyacosit Jr.Manager - Brandy Rivers (Industry Entertainment: (323) 954-9000) and Find a Writer: https://directories.wga.org/member/3adcc262-5c75-4506-9969-96d3e57205592 - Story EditorLife After First Failure (CW Seed) - Co-Executive Producer with 3 episode writing credits. (Although, I'm currently staffing at Story Editor!)GayHe/Him/HisNoTawal was born and raised in San Francisco, the second child of Chinese and Thai immigrants, who sent him to French school. Luckily, he did not turn into a cultural schizophrenic, but instead a global citizen who proudly speaks four languages. After attending Brown University, Tawal went through a super gay phase (there may or may not have been capes involved) where he worked as a political organizer for marriage equality, which led to a Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University. After a few more years in the good fight, Tawal returned to his first love: writing. Tawal’s writing credits include Life After First Failure (CW Seed), which he developed along with his former writing partner and served as Co-Executive Producer on the series. In addition to his comedic chops, Tawal is also a diehard genre geek with a penchant for anything magical, mystical, mythological, and/or musical (he was also a total drama club lifer). And, while his days as an activist knocking on doors are more past than present, through his stories and writing, he hopes to continue making the world just a little bit brighter and a little less scary. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9384937/Twitter: @tawal, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tawal.panyacosit,
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Krystal Banzonkfbanzon@gmail.comI FEEL BAD (Staff Writer)LesbianShe/Her/HersQueer FirstGen Filipina, mama to 3, WGA drama/dramedy writer both half hour & hourlong. Love to write complicated family dynamics & soapy and/or snarky relationship driven stories! I especially live to tell queer love stories.

I was raised in the Breaking Bad deserts of California and born out of a marriage of convenience between a gambler-dreamer father who wanted a family and practical nurse mother who wanted a green card, so it makes sense that I write about love, relationships, and complicated family dynamics.

I got my BA from Smith College in women’s studies, a Masters in New Media from NYU Tisch, and a Fulbright fellowship to study theater in the Philippines. After working as a theater director in NYC, working in the multicultural theater scene, I transitioned to working as the Manager of Diversity Programming at NBC where I supported the network pipeline programs and worked to expand the representation of women and people of color in front of and behind the camera.

A long time ago, I once thought that being a lesbian was the best form of birth control…then I fell in love with a pregnant woman. Never one to say no to an adventure, here I am, three kids later (1 + twins)! I am an alumni of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program and was last staffed on I FEEL BAD.
@HandsOnBanzon
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Caleb AldrichMike Vanderhei, Seven Summits Pictures & Management, mike@seven-summits.org, Phone: 310-550-67771 - Staff WriterHEARTBEAT (NBC, Staff Writer), TRANSPARENT (Amazon, Freelance)GayHe/Him/HisYesAfter spending his formative years moving to new cities every year with his single mom and consistently being the new kid, Caleb quickly learned that his best friend was his TV. Growing up on shows like Melrose Place and Buffy the Vampire, he fell in love with serialized storytelling and the power of a great one liner.
Now that he's older with actual human relationships, he still looks to TV for fulfillment only now it's in being part of the creative process. He loves drama and dramedy, with a passion for exploring what's beneath the surface of his characters. He's always trying to make his audience laugh or cry (or laugh and cry), but his main drive is to create work that is entirely entertaining. His favorite idea to explore is what it means to be a good person, and he loves the power of a great cliffhanger.
In person, he's warm and receptive, the kind of room member that encourages others to pitch without shame and who you can bounce ideas off of. Doesn't like mustard, so that means more for you!
Twitter: @thecalebowski Insta: @calebowski
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Erik Pattersonhttps://directories.wga.org/member/8236c8a8-ab2f-49a4-a443-3d7806b001420 - Freelance Episode(s)ABANDONED (psychological thriller/horror feature in development with Zachary Quinto), ANOTHER CINDERELLA STORY (Freeform/WB), R.L. STINE'S THE HAUNTING HOUR (14 episodes, 2 Emmy nominations for writing)GayHe/Him/HisYesHalf of a writing team with Jessica Scott (who got her start writing on The X-Files and other genre shows). Patterson & Scott are truly versatile writers, with credits that include horror for children, rom coms for your mother, several princess comedies for anyone in your life who's fond of wearing a tutu, and a shark disaster movie for your stoned cousin. We've been nominated for two Emmy Awards; both times we were beaten by Big Bird, who seems nice in public but who actually has a lot of attitude. We're recipients of the WGA Award and the Humanitas Prize. Thankfully we weren't up against Sesame Street for those ones. We enjoy writing in all genres. In his side-career as a playwright, Patterson has been nominated for the GLAAD Media Award, and he won the 2017 Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award for best play. @erikpatterson
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Brian Tanenbrian_tanen@yahoo.com9 - ShowrunnerGrand Hotel (Showrunner), Devious Maids (Showrunner), Love Simon (Executive Producer)GayHe/Him/HisNoBrian Tanen has written for a variety of television shows including "Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives," Netflix's "Atypical," and "Devious Maids" -- on which he also served as Showrunner and Executive Producer.  In 2018, he created "Grand Hotel" for American television, adapted from the turn-of-the-century-set Spanish series.  He reimagined the show as a contemporary upstairs-downstairs drama, set in Miami - which incidentally, is his hometown. Before his career in television, Tanen was an accomplished playwright - having won the Kennedy Center's John Cauble prize for his One-Act play "The Man of Infinite Sadness."  He is a graduate of Yale College and received his MFA from the NYU-Tisch Department of Dramatic Writing.  He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
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Joseph C LaMarshFIND A WRITER LINK: https://tinyurl.com/y2r5fwnh -- EMAIL: clamarsh@gmail.com1 - Staff WriterBeing Human (Staff Writer), The Hunt (Script Coordinator), The Village (Script Coordinator)GayHe/Him/HisYesI was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a blue collar household where I always felt like an outsider for being gay. So I hid who I was, and turned to TV in the hopes that I'd find people like me I could relate to. I did not. And so I realized I had to create them myself. Which is why I gravitate towards writing character-based stories about those who feel like outsiders, forced to find their place among those who don't. Dramedy, suspense thrillers, and family/relationship dramas are where my heart lies, and my career thus far has allowed me the opportunity to collaborate with several established showrunners across multiple genres. A few random facts that might gain me points? I also speak German, am learning ASL, and am a big rollercoaster nerd.
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ELIOT GLAZERManager: Brian Steinberg at Artists First: bsteinberg@principatoyoung.com; 212-725-0010 4 - Co-ProducerBROAD CITY (Producer), NEW GIRL (Executive Story Editor), YOUNGER (Story Editor)GayHe/Him/HisYesWriter and real life inspiration for "Eliot" on BROAD CITY. Producer on BROAD CITY, Co-Producer on TEACHERS, ESE on NEW GIRL, Story Editor on YOUNGER. Not the BEST at being gay? But I try! Tenacious, devoted, and GIFTED when it comes to the dry-erase board. Also an actor, stand-up comedian, musician, podcast host AND guest. Owner of the ideal dog for writers rooms -- just ask anyone. http://instagram.com/eliotglazer
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Robert Cohenhttps://www.wgaeast.org/mo/indexed_writers/583783 - Executive Story EditorLAW & ORDER: SVU (staff writer, story editor, ESE), BAR KARMA (writers' assistant, freelance episode)BisexualHe/Him/HisYesI identified as straight for most of my life, even though for many years I knew I wasn’t. But I didn’t think I was gay, either. Only after finding a bisexual community in NYC did I realize how trapped I was in a binary way of thinking, that sexuality is much more complex, and that there are WAY more “straight” guys who want to explore than anyone thinks. I’ve been very interested recently in exploring that spectrum of sexuality and gender, especially after seven years at Law & Order: SVU, which dealt with sex and sex crimes in a more formulaic way. I also love family drama (there is a lot in my own…), politics, sci-fi, and stories about nature, outer space, and how technology affects our lives. All my writing ends up being politically motivated and relatively earnest, no matter the subject. Lots of legal and law-enforcement knowledge. Psychology background – love writing about scientists and analytical thinkers. Lots of on-set producing experience at SVU.@RobertBCohen (twitter)
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Lucas O'ConnorGrandview Entertainment - Jeff Silver, Laura Leonard5 - ProducerHOME BEFORE DARK (Producer/Co-Prod), SNOWPIERCER (before the showrunner change), PERSON OF INTEREST (ESE/SE/Staff Writer)GayHe/Him/HisYesPros: Extensive experience on set and in post. I'll have lots and lots of pitches for you, whether your show is an intimate family drama or a high-concept genre piece. Cons: I'll probably eat everything in the candy drawer.@LucasBroconnor
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Brandon BoyceManager: Authentic Talent and Literary Management 310 838-3333 WGA BIO: https://directories.wga.org/member/3ce8c264-a5df-40d1-8dc3-9482bd892f950 - Freelance Episode(s)TV: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (writer). FILM: APT PUPIL, BAD SAMARITAN, WICKER PARK, VENOMBiHe/Him/HisYesBi men make up the largest segment of the LGBTQ population, but are woefully underrepresented on television. Enough said. Feature /TV writer & novelist with several pilot and blind script deals.@Brandon__Boyce
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Paul KarpEmail: pauljkarp@gmail.com / WGA Find a Writer: https://directories.wga.org/member/1312562b-2649-4db5-a777-efb6f54ab4fd0 - Freelance Episode(s)ONCE UPON A TIME (freelance writer), MERCY STREET (writers' assistant)GayHe/Him/HisNoI grew up on Long Island and went to college at NYU, where I joined a fraternity of all things. After working on a string on rapper-fronted reality shows (50 Cent: The Money and the Power, anyone?), I finally found my way into a writers' room about two years after moving to LA.

I love exploring complex characters who have something to hide. Maybe it's because I grew up in the closet and was constantly having to pretend I liked sports and girls (like that). I find that trying to keep secrets at all costs can have totally unintended consequences and what's great about that is that they can be dramatic, comedic and everything in between. I really love writing and watching grounded, soapy shows with comedic elements.

Some favorite shows: Seinfeld (all time), Real Housewives, Succession (current)
@interruptingdad
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Nancy Kiuhttps://directories.wga.org/member/f226cc15-8836-4fc9-8c5f-f3f1d5ef0edc6 - Supervising ProducerBatwoman (Supervising Producer); MacGyver (ESE through Producer); Castle (SE); Revenge (SW)QueerShe/Her/HersYesI'm a first gen Asian American, born and raised in Boston to immigrant parents. When I came out, I didn't know the Cantonese word for "gay," and the only gay reference my parents knew was Elton John. Suffice it to say, "Mom, I'm like Elton John" resulted in her asking "Wait, you want to take piano lessons again?" I love writing shows that are soapy or otherworldly but grounded in human emotion. I'm also interested in understanding why people keep the secrets they do.

Oh, and I finally learned how to say I'm gay in Cantonese.
@nancy_kiu
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Drew Z. Greenberghttps://directories.wga.org/member/9082cdc1-a8d5-41db-af6f-fc880f55ba998 - Executive ProducerAGENTS OF SHIELD (Exec Producer), WAREHOUSE 13 (Exec Producer),
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS (Supervising Writer)
GayHe/Him/HisNoReally, I’m just trying to pay for my peanut butter M&Ms habit.
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Price Petersonprice.peterson@gmail.com2 - Story EditorHEATHERS (Story Editor), SUPANATURAL (Amazon pilot - Co-creator), FANCY BASTARDS (MTV pilot - Co-creator)GayHe/Him/HisYesBorn in Fresno, attended UCLA, fell into sketch comedy. Story editor on HEATHERS, and co-created pilots for Amazon & MTV. Along the way wrote humorous photo-recaps of serious TV shows. Also a ginger (full disclosure). @pricepeterson
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Greg Trimmergregory.trimmer@gmail.com0 - Freelance Episode(s)OUR HOUSE (Script Coordinator/Showrunner's Asst)
THE GREAT INDOORS (Freelance Ep, Showrunner's Asst)
GayHe/Him/HisYesGrew up a starry-eyed theater kid in New Jersey. Went on to study musical theater at NYU. Have since left my Broadway dreams back in New York, deciding instead to venture into the even more competitive world of television writing in Los Angeles. I love to write underdog stories. Pretty much every character I write is LGBTQ+, female, or diverse in some capacity because that’s the world I live in. Have spent the last few years as an assistant to a comedy showrunner with an overall at CBS Studios. During this time I’ve written a freelance episode of THE GREAT INDOORS on CBS and gained script coordinator experience. Prior to that, I worked extensively in the unscripted space, holding development positions at CBS Network, World of Wonder (mere feet from RuPaul!), and NBC Universal. I’m also a fun, nice, hardworking person and love being around other fun, nice, hardworking people.@gregtrimmer
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Leo Chuhttps://directories.wga.org/member/bf1d98ad-8e20-48df-99bc-2b643752e6d19 - ShowrunnerSupah Ninjas (Creator/Showrunner)
Afro Samurai (Creator/Showrunner)
Alexa & Katie (Co-EP)
GayHe/Him/HisYesI work with my writing/producing partner Eric S. Garcia. We are delightful.Twitter: @leochu88
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George NorthyManager: Jennifer Levine at Untitled Entertainment p: 310.601.2105 e: Levine@untitledent.net4 - Co-ProducerCHARMED (Co-Producer), FAKING IT (Story Editor), Feature: G.B.F. (Writer/Producer)GayHe/Him/HisYesI love playing with genre... and that means ALL genre from teen comedy to heartfelt drama to action-packed sci-fi & fantasy. I don't do is bleak. I can write dark and twisted, but there has to be some sliver of hope or heart in there, too. I got my start in advertising where I honed my pitching and nonstop idea-generating skills, which is probably my biggest strength. I'm like a pitching Hydra, shoot down my pitch and three more will grow in its place. I'm equally comfortable in the room, out on draft and on set.Twitter: @GeorgeNorthy Insta: @gwnorthy
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Beth Shermanhttp://www.bethsherman.com/5 - Producer91st ACADEMY AWARDS (2019)
ELLEN (writer/producer)
TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO (writer/producer/segment director)
LesbianShe/Her/HersNoI’m born and raised in Philly suburbs. Not so close that I have any kind of urban credibility, but close enough to have the accent and to judge you if you ask for Swiss on your cheesesteak.

After two decades writing for big name comedians and high profile comedy/variety shows, I'd like to make the leap to scripted. My time on earth has given me life experience and stories to tell. My time on 5x week late night shows taught me how to be funny efficiently, consistently and in someone else’s voice.

Directly related to the above skill, I have a strong sideline in speechwriting, so I regularly use my powers for good punching up TED talks, commencement speeches, wedding toasts and eulogies. Yes, eulogies. Is there anything better than a genuine, universal laugh to break the tension at a terrible moment?

My wife’s English, and we watch loads of UK tv. (Diverse casting and dry humor. What more could you want?) I’ve probably already seen the next season of whatever British series you love, so if you book a meeting and ask nicely, I’ll tell you what happens.
https://twitter.com/thebethsherman
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Lara E Spottsspottsify@gmail.com4 - Co-ProducerODD MOM OUT (Executive Producer) GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Network Executive) THE L WORD (Staff Writer)LesbianShe/Her/HersNoLesbian mom to twin middle school boys. I love writing material that is provocative, smart, funny and surprising. I'm an upper level comedy and dramedy writer with a non-traditional background. Before showrunning S3 of ODD MOM OUT I was the SVP of Development for Bravo where I oversaw all unscripted development as well as scripted development and production. I write complex characters in unexpected situations saying irreverent things. My writing approach is highly organized, collaborative and always enthusiastic.@themspacman - Twitter
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Shaz Bennettinfo@shazbennett.com3 - Executive Story EditorALASKA IS A DRAG (writer & director), THE GLADES (wrote three episodes), BOSCH (Story Editor)QueerShe/Her/HersYesShaz Bennett’s debut feature film ALASKA IS A DRAG, that she wrote & directed was highlighted as one to watch in Vogue, Filmmaker and other publications. Winning best feature film and Jury awards for Best Director at Leeds, Chattanooga, Urbanworld and the Smithsonian African American Film Festival among others. Shaz currently writes on the police procedural BOSCH on Amazon and directed her first episodic on Ava Duvernay's QUEEN SUGAR on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Currently directing BILLIONS on Showtime.

Shaz's original pilot THE SALT FLATS was included as one of the top unproduced scripts written by women for WeForShe.
@shazbennett
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Shantira JacksonManager: Brooke Shoemaker bsh@artistsfirst-chi.com1 - Staff Writer1. Busy Tonight (Staff Writer) 2. Jim Jeffries (Staff Writer) 3. NPR's "Ask Me Another" BiShe/Her/HersNoShantira Jackson is a writer/comedian based in Los Angeles by way of Chicago. She writes stories about Black people living and loving life because "Living Single" did it all before "Friends" and everyone seems to forget. When she's not rewriting the wrongs done against Maxine Shaw, she writes about queer love because there will never be enough queer love stories told by queer people. She loves pop culture, live concerts and Black twitter. Twitter and Instagram: @tira_tira_tira
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Julia MirandaKara Baker at Avalon 310-887-5030 KBaker@avalon-usa.com5 - ProducerProducer - ALEXA AND KATIE, Co-Producer - LAB RATS, Story Editor - HARVEY STREET KIDSLesbianShe/Her/HersNoFilth and heart.
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Nina Bargielhttps://directories.wga.org/member/449241d5-585a-4dc7-b633-4bb97fcee352 or Samantha Slan (manager) swemanagement@yahoo.com4 - Co-ProducerLizzie McGuire (executive story editor), Activision/Blizzard TV-MA 30 minute anime for Netflix (co-producer), Mao Mao (story editor, but in animation that's head writer). Bi/PansexualShe/Her/HersYesWhile I've primarily worked in tween/teen/kids and animation, I write character-based comedy that stems for real, relatable situations. I love messed up characters trying their best, fish out of water weirdos, and making sad funny. (Also, I've written a bunch of 70 minute DVD movies, so I answered yes to the feature question below.)@slackmistress on Twitter/Insta/FB
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Mark KrugerRmeisinger@AnonymousContent.com7 - Co-Executive ProducerMidnight Texas (Co-EP)
Salvation (Co-EP)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
GayHe/Him/HisYesI’m a film and TV writer/Co-Exec producer specializing in edge-of-your-seat thrillers and suspense. All told with humanity, humor and a taste for the bizarre and unexpected. My stories revolve around relatable but psychologically complex characters. @Markhkruger & Facebook
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Aurin Squireaurinsquire@gmail.com5 - ProducerEVIL (consulting producer), THE GOOD FIGHT (producer), THIS IS US (story editor)gay He/Him/HisYesI'm a playwright, journalist, and TV writer. My writing usually centers around alt family-group structures, spirituality, and/or alt narratives. From my days at Northwestern, I love research, investigative journalism and diving into a subject and finding the personal story. From my studies at Juilliard at the Actors Studio, I can also flip the focus and start off from a personal angle and then expand the scope out into a broader sociological context. https://www.facebook.com/aurin.squire
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Mike ZunicManager: Jay Glazer / ROAR (glazer@roar.la), Email: michael.zunic@gmail.com, WGA: https://directories.wga.org/member/7ef66954-1a3b-41f9-b490-2645db5529ce1 - Staff WriterFEAR THE WALKING DEAD (Staff Writer), FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: Passage (Writer, Consulting Producer), FEAR THE WALKING DEAD: Flight 462 (Writer)GayHe/Him/HisYesMike Zunic is a WGA Award-winning screenwriter, gay man, and broken neck survivor with a passion for telling visceral stories that unpack trauma in relatable, perspective-shifting ways. The first-born son of a Croatian refugee and a Jewish mother from Inglewood, Mike grew up closeted in New York’s Hudson Valley. The polarizing differences between his parents’ personalities coupled with his own repressed identity led to a fascination with psychology, which would later become the basis for his story-telling. Mike studied personality, social, and abnormal psychology at Duke University in an effort to understand what makes people behave in the ways that they do. Following graduation, Mike earned his MFA at the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC, where he realized that his lifelong hobby of writing could be a viable career choice. Since then, he’s written authentic stories about the underrepresented, oppressed, and marginalized. He believes visible representation and inclusive stories that celebrate diversity have the power to save lives. His credits include two short-form series starring diverse females, which went on to earn a total of 4 Emmy and 2 WGA Award nominations — including one win. Mike is drawn to stories about characters who lead double lives, carry heavy secrets, and overcome personal trauma.
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Jason CoffeyBrandy Rivers, Industry Entertainment2 - Story EditorHulu's EAST LOS HIGH (Staff Writer) BH90210 (Staff Writer) Netflix's FROM SCRATCH (Story Editor) GayHe/Him/HisNoGrowing up a gay kid in the rodeo capital of Texas I always felt like an outsider. Because of this I try to speak to that sense of otherness and harnessing the power that comes with it. Whether it's soap, genre, or YA I want to give voice to marginalized communities and advocate for them through entertainment.
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Taylor BroganJohn Bauman Management (323-857-7274)1 - Staff WriterFRANKENSTEIN MD (Staff Writer), DIGITAL DETOX (Staff Writer), REPRISAL (Writers' Assistant)Bisexual / QueerShe/Her/HersNoGrew up in a redneck suburb of Washington, DC. Lived in my grandparents' basement because we were too poor for rent, but spent my whole life in fancy private schools my dad worked his ass off to send me to. Was sexually assaulted as a child and turned that trauma into some really fun, long-lasting guilt & repression. I didn't realize I was queer until my early 20s. My mom technically kidnapped me when I was 11 and moved us to Florida for a while, but my dad made us move back. Started drinking coffee when I was 11 because of Gilmore Girls. Was a competitive cheerleader in high school and hated every minute of it. Went to the University of Chicago because they told me it was "where fun goes to die." It was actually a lot of fun. I've been a federal bureaucrat, a small-town waitress, and a bartender in Scotland. Now I write TV drama about young women in pressure-cooker environments. I'm obsessed with figure skating, and I write songs for fun.@thbrogan
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Jesse Esparza Nathan Deremer APA1 - Staff WriterMixedish (Staff Writer)
Disney ABC Writers Program 2019
Tonya Harding The Musical (UCB Theater)
GayHe/Him/HisYesI love writing BIG things and BIG characters. I got my start as an improviser at UCB and slowly fell into writing, where I was able to shine. I got into sketch comedy in 2014 and was on a UCB sketch house team for 4 years. I made it my goal to write the best sketches and that mostly included huge musical numbers, excessive costumes, and endless props. I carved out a name for myself by going above and beyond with the theatrics and spectacle at UCB. I took that into my writing as well. Big characters really interest me. Mostly characters who are in the wrong 100% of the time but for whatever reason they think they are 1,000,000% right and will never give up. It’s tapping into their philosophy and how they see the world that really intrigues me. I love writing characters whose worlds revolve around them and that might be because I’m an only child who was told I was perfect my whole life. And I love writing larger than life characters because I didn’t come out until 23 and now that I’m free to completely express myself I find joy in sharing that with characters I write. Thanks for reading!!!Instagram: jesse_is_awesome
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Michael FeldmanMichael.j.feldman@gmail.com4 - Co-ProducerAP BIO (co-producer)
KEVIN FROM WORK (executive story editor)
DEADBEAT (executive story editor)
GayHe/Him/HisYesI graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where I fell in love with comedy writing. There, I created and performed numerous one-man shows, including DIAGNOSIS: JEW PAIN, about growing up gay in a conservative Jewish family. I moved out to LA and created FAIRY TALE THEATRE: 18 & OVER, a live show which has played to sold-out crowds all over LA for over eight years, and was recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I’ve written on several TV shows, and wrote three animated features for The Jim Henson Company. I also co-created MICHAEL AND MICHAEL ARE GAY, a comedic web series based on my life with my same-named husband.Facebook.com/michael.j.feldman
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Brian Ashburnbrian.ashburn1@gmail.com1 - Staff WriterUNRELATED (Freeform, Staff Writer), I FEEL BAD (NBC, Freelance Script), A.P. BIO (NBC, Freelance Script)GayHe/Him/HisYesBrian Ashburn is a queer comedy writer, most recently a staff writer on the new Freeform comedy, UNRELATED. His previous credits include I FEEL BAD and A.P. BIO, where he got freelance scripts as script coordinator. He also worked in the writers’ rooms of THE OTHER TWO, DR. KEN, and a few pilots, as well as assisted with feature work with Rashida Jones and Max Winkler. His voice is best described as grounded absurdity; he loves putting complex but real characters in heightened situations. Brian volunteers for Big Brother Big Sister with 9-year-old match, performs improv and stand-up, takes solo backpacking trips around the world, and wins cars on game shows. He hails from Brainerd, Minnesota where he was voted Best Personality of his high school class, an honor that his father says is only given to ugly people to make them feel better about themselves.@brianashburn
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Tim KirkmanRobin Budd, Viewfinder Management, rb@viewfindermanagement.comN/A - Haven't Staffed YetFeature Films: LOGGERHEADS (writer/director); LAZY EYE (writer/producer/director); DEAR JESSE (writer/director)QueerHe/Him/HisYesMy work as a writer and director has largely been in service of stories of underserved voices, specifically LGBT characters. As a southern-born American, I am particularly drawn to stories of that region and the social mores that create conflict and communities. My development as a storyteller and as a person is connected to my origin from this place which is so haunted by prejudice, but so quintessentially American in its cultural contributions. Living in New York City and Los Angeles for most of my adult life has also given me a unique perspective on what it means to leave this place and to be a queer man who survived and escaped a plague, something I hope to bear witness to for as long as I live and write.Insta: timkirkman, Twitter: timkirkman
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Stan ZimmermanRoy Ashton - Gersh9 - ShowrunnerTHE GOLDEN GIRLS (Staff Writer), ROSEANNE (Producer), GILMORE GIRLS (Producer)GayHe/Him/HisYesMy career has mostly been as a comedy writer on such classic TV series as THE GOLDEN GIRLS, ROSEANNE, GILMORE GIRLS. I've also created my sitcom RITA ROCKS and have written both BRADY BUNCH MOVIES. Recently I've written a few comedy plays (as well as directing them) and also have created something more serious, "right before i go", a play using real suicide notes, in the vein of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES.zimmermanstan
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Michelle BadilloManager: Odenkirk Provissiero - Eva Dickerman4 - Co-ProducerOne Day at a Time, The Bold Type, The Great North (Co-Producer)LesbianShe/Her/HersNoGay Puerto Rican-Argentinian-Jewish Woman from Queens, but I don’t like labels @mistermichelle_
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Justin Noble(Will Update Soon With New Assistant Info)9 - ShowrunnerBrooklyn Nine-Nine, Never Have I Ever, How May I Hate YouGayHe/Him/HisNoComedyInstagram: @thejustinnoble
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Arika Lisanne MittmanManager Todd Feldman 323-819-0850 tf@thefeldmanco.com, Verve - David Boxerbaum dboxerbaum@vervetla.com9 - ShowrunnerPARADISE LOST (Co-showrunner), TIMELESS (co-Showrunner), DEXTER (producer)LesbianShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developNoArika has written and produced a diverse array of shows including the upcoming PARADISE LOST (Paramount Network), NBC'S TIMELESS, CBS’s ELEMENTARY and
MEDIUM, FX’s TYRANT, NBC’s AMERICAN ODYSSEY and Showtime’s DEXTER. She got her
first staff writing job on the teen soap, SOUTH OF NOWHERE, for which she won a Humanitas Award and was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award.

Arika’s ambition to write for television began when she was twelve years old watching
MOONLIGHTING. She began her career as a writer’s assistant on the acclaimed WB series,
DAWSON’S CREEK, where she became the online voice of the show through its web extension,“ Dawson’s Desktop.” From there, she became a pioneer in the early stages of online scripted programming, creating, writing and producing the web series Rachel’s Room for Sony’s online network, Screenblast.

In addition to her series work, Arika has developed pilots for Lifetime, ABC Family, MTV and
the CW. Arika hails from Long Island, New York and is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
She lives in Tarzana, California with her wife Cynthia, their 10-year-old twins, Paulina and
Sebastian, and a lot of cats.
@arikalisanne (Twitter/Instagram)
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Rachel Kileyhttps://directories.wga.org/member/7ef7f8a7-d40a-4d50-a3b8-63746122d49b1 - Staff WriterI Ship It (co-producer, The CW), The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (co-producer, Emmy award-winning streaming series), The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet (Simon & Schuster novel)lesbianShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developYesI’m a queer writer passionate about stories featuring messy young women navigating bizarre situations — preferably supernatural or musical — while relying on strong female friendships and maintaining a healthy dose of humor. I grew up in an Extremely Christian Suburb of Texas, bounced to NYU after high school so I could do things like “think abortion is fine” and “not see guns everywhere,” and then headed out to LA right after that, despite my deep loathing of sunlight. I had been adopted as a screaming infant and therefore wound up spending most of my early 20s tracking down as many of my Bandido biker birth father’s other children as I could (my digital private investigator skills have gotten AMAZING) and getting a catalogue of crazy stories from my family history. My other adult years have been spent living out of my car, jaunting off to the midwest for a year to try to make myself hate snow more than LA’s sun, (politely) kicking ghosts out of my apartments, and mostly, working in short form scripted and editorial writing.@rachelkiley
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Kelly Larsonhttps://directories.wga.org/member/9637999b-52be-4e88-9650-66743d5412d6/0 - Freelance Episode(s)Batwoman (Freelance)BisexualShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developYesI am a Drama writer who likes to focus on family elements in any format. I enjoy using dark twists and turns to draw out the emotional arcs for characters, and have an underlying tone of comedic release to round out the tone of my voice. I am drawn to writing any story that is female driven, allowing the voices of diverse females to take the forefront of the story. Twitter: @klar91
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Wendy Engelbergwengelberg@mac.com7 - Co-Executive ProducerEP/Creator "Daytime Divas" (VH-1); Co-Ep "Fuller House", "Drop Dead Diva"LesbianShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developYesI have written (w/my partner/sister) for single cam and multi cam comedy, one hour light drama. Experienced in production. Love the edit room and the writers' room. Love writing strong female characters (partic over 40), social commentary, character comedy. Good on story, structure, and jokes.
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Glen Lakinhttps://directories.wga.org/member/068fa7f9-48fe-43e0-b48b-589384cae45c/N/A - Haven't Staffed YetBEING FRANK (Feature - Comedy), NINJAGO: DECODED (Story Consultant/"writing team")GayHe/Him/HisAvailable to staff and/or developYesI was a 12 lbs baby who broke my mother in more ways than one and spent my enter life/career making up for it. I sell comedy because I'm "funny," but I'm a genre kid at heart. (All my favorite staffing close-calls were would-be Buffies). I worldbuild for fun and taught myself to draw for a secret future in animation and comics.@iwritewrongs or @gayestepisode on Twitter
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Eric Reyes Loohttps://directories.wga.org/member/16e2b017-42db-42c5-9b6f-f65bfe61f99f3 - Executive Story EditorA.J. AND THE QUEEN - Exec Story Editor, GUIDANCE - Co-ProducerGayHe/Him/HisAvailable to staff and/or developYesI'm a triple threat - Gay, Chinese and Mexican - who writes witty character driven serialized dramas. I survived 16 years of Catholic school education and only survived that experience through Buddhism. Since I started out in the theatre, what the emotional violence of what people do to each other in the confines of their own homes appeals to me. And to offset that, my characters tend to be irreverent, sarcastic, sometimes caustic, and funny in order to keep themselves from crying.@looloolicious
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Andrea JanakasAgency: Paradigm/Jennifer Good Personal email: aj@takeaspacewalk.com 1 - Staff WriterMEMORIES LOST IN THE GALAXY (Staff Writer/Sony Int.) / TAKE THE NET (Creator/Fullscreen) / BLISS (Pilot/Participant)LesbianShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developYesI'm a Greek-American raised in a small town in Massachusetts who started out in journalism and shifted to film and television writing. Because of my journalistic roots, I gravitate towards true stories, book adaptations, drama, and true crime. I also write grounded sci-fi because I grew up on Dr. Who and my mom read me Stephen King at bedtime (no joke!). As indicated above, I'm also a lesbian and have a strong interest in exploring LGBT characters. While there will always be a space to tell stories about underdogs in the LGBT community, I think as current events have shifted in the world of LGBT politics, our community has found different footing. There’s now a great opportunity to explore LGBT characters as heroes, whether in extraordinary circumstances, or even ordinary -- such as a family redefined. I'm also a new mom and my wife and I are getting the chance to see the world through another lens -- our son. As an LGBT parent, I'd like to bring those personal experiences to the room because I believe those kinds of stories can be infused in not only family dramas, but also genre material. https://twitter.com/ajfilm
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Emily Kaczmarekejkaczmarek@gmail.com5 - ProducerMonsterland (Staff Writer / Story Editor), Staircase (Producer)LesbianShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developYesDrama / dramedy writer and producer passionate about centering women, queer people, young people, and POC. Playwright, musical theatre librettist, decent baker, textbook Gemini.@emilykaczmarek
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Elizabeth PaddenRep: Corrine Aquino at Artist' First (310) 274-44744 - Co-ProducerUmbrella Academy (Co-Producer), The Walking Dead: World Beyond (ESE), Altered Carbon (ESE)LesbianShe/Her/HersAvailable to develop onlyYesElizabeth grew up in New Jersey just outside of Princeton. She has heard all of your Jersey jokes before, and is a master of laughing politely in response. She spent her high school years not noticing how uncool it was to be a teenaged Girl Scout, captain of the fencing team, and the only girl in the AV club. For college she defected to Canada, spending four years at Queen’s University where she majored in shoveling snow (and Film). Over the course of her career she has bounced from dark drama to teen show to comedy to sci-fi, and back again with equally unbridled enthusiasm.

Elizabeth aims to combine detailed character work with thought-provoking heightened environments and has done so on shows about Cop Gang Leaders, Future Space Detectives, and Dysfunctional Super Families. She frequently draws from her own experiences as a gay woman, lapsed Catholic, outspoken geek, and member of a large, diverse family for inspiration. Other influences include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Orphan Black, Jessica Jones, The Leftovers, Big Love, and Freaks and Geeks.
Twitter: @e_padden
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Amy Sutoamymsuto@gmail.com0 - Freelance Episode(s)CONDOR (co-wrote freelance episode 206)BisexualShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developNoAmy Suto is a dramatic television writer specializing in stories about complex female characters faced with the cost of their own ambition. She would die on a hill for a good spy thriller, and once almost joined the CIA (and took a lockpicking and computer hacking class while studying screenwriting at USC!) but decided writing thrillers would be better for her mental health than living in one. She most recently co-wrote episode 206 of the conspiracy thriller CONDOR, but also was nominated for two College Television Emmys for a show she wrote and produced back in her USC days about con artists. When she isn’t writing, she collects hobbies like pole dancing, teaching yoga for writers, and ghostwriting memoirs for people all over the world. She decided that the best way to come out to the world at large was by writing a personal essay for the LA Times about how pole dancing helped her come out as bisexual, and you can find that and more on her website at AmySuto.com. She also wrote and produced a scripted podcast called The Last Station (TheLastStationPodcast.com) about the last radio station broadcasting at the end of the world.Twitter: @amymsuto Instagram: @sutoscience Website: AmySuto.com
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Jerrica LongJerricalong6@gmail.com0 - Freelance Episode(s)Writers' Assistant with a freelance episode creditQueerShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developYesJerrica Long is a queer Florida raised and Brooklyn made writer and standup that has been gaining experience the last 5 years working as support staff on VEEP, Carol’s Second Act, Being Mary Jane, black-ish’ and Diary of a Future President. Jerrica writes character-driven comedies with social commentary on dating and relationships. She is drawn to stories about female friendship, love, and the failures of dating. Jerrica’s half-hour pilot, It’sJerricaSays, landed on the 2017 Bitch List, a selection of un-produced scripts that pass the Bechdel test. In 2018, her pilot Loveless was a semi-finalist for the Blacklist & MACRO Episodic Lab. In 2019, Jerrica was a finalist for Sundance’s New Voices Lab. She was featured on Elizabeth Bank’s WhoHaha 35 LGBTQ Creators We Love list. Last year she co-wrote an episode on the Disney+ series, Diary of A Female President. Most recently, Jerrica was tapped to help develop an animated show with Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine.IG/TW: @Jerricalong_
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Britta Lundinhttps://directories.wga.org/member/4979f06d-4afb-4b25-8ce6-7c9fa26978215 - ProducerBETTY (HBO, Producer), RIVERDALE (Executive Story Editor), YA authorLesbianShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developYesI am a lesbian YA author and TV writer, focused on queer life, teen stories, and pop culture. I grew up in a small town in Oregon, obsessed with dial-up internet, online fandoms, and gay fanfiction. My debut YA novel SHIP IT was published by Freeform Books in 2018 and I have another book about a group of small town girls who join and disrupt their high school football team on the way in 2021.
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Brendan Cliffordclifford.brendan@gmail.com / WGA Profile: https://directories.wga.org/member/d817e3a4-bfca-490c-b134-22ca841ef23a6 - Supervising ProducerNIGHTCAP - single-cam comedy on Pop TV, 2 seasons (Supervising Producer / Staff)
TURNT - teen drama on Facebook Watch, 40 episodes (Supervising Producer)
AFTER LATELY - single-cam comedy on E!, 3 seasons (Executive Story Editor)
GayHe/Him/HisAvailable to staff and/or developYesSome things: I'm in my mid 30s, I didn't come out of the closet until I was 32, I have a straight identical twin and a non-binary sibling 1 year younger, I love water and marzipan but not together (crazy right?). Culturally my most influential influences are probably Stephen Sondheim, The Simpsons, and Edward Albee. When I was 13 my CD collection was mainly musicals and 90s hip hop. I started as a playwright (which I still am), spent my early 20s assisting on Broadway shows and the last 12 years mainly in TV on cable comedy. My voice, as it were, fits in the comedy/dramedy world, and is pretty character and dialogue based. I gravitate toward grounded and absurd equally, drama and comedy. My resume is mostly comedy but I have worked on drama, and instinctually I'm not tied to either and have a wide range pilot samples: dark comedy, animated, half-hour dramedy, hour-long dramedy.

Professionally I've written half-hour cable comedy, teen drama, dark animated comedy, kids multi-cam sitcom, wacky political satire, sketch, variety, awards, and recently interactive ("choose your own adventure"). I'm adaptable to various genres, rooms, formats and budgets, and I've been involved through writing, shooting and editing on several shows. I've worked at staff level, mid level, supervising producer and I'll consider any contract level for a show I want to be involved with.

Working with queer people and on queer content more would be wonderful, it has been entirely lacking in my career opportunities until recently.
@BrendanPlease twitter / instagram
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Sharon LennonLiz Orr - BUCHWALD [212-867-8306]3 - Executive Story EditorStart Up @ Sony/Crackle (Exec Story Editor), One Life To Live @ ABC (script writer)lesbianShe/Her/HersAvailable to staff and/or developYesSharon Lennon is a New York to LA transplant, born in Jersey, who plays well with others. Her immediate go-to writing strengths are complex and surprising storytelling, complicated psychology, relationship and family dynamics, abhorrent behavior and character-driven humor.

Sharon was a writer/executive story editor on Start Up (Sony/Crackle) and a script writer for One Life To Live (ABC). Her screenplays and television scripts include Gifted (Austin Film Festival Finalist – “a binge worthy series”), Razzle, Suckers, Fugazi Law, Push It, Eat Your Heart Out Goody Two Shoes (Finalist - Sundance Filmmaker’s Lab), Ant Farm City (Semi-finalist - Slamdance). She has developed television series concepts for Nina Tassler/PatMa Productions and Omni Entertainment/Anonymous Content.

As a freelance writer for local and national publications, Sharon’s work has been published in The Hollywood Reporter, Ms. Magazine, MetroSource, The New York Times, Scholastic Inc., Seal Press, Heinemenn Books, and WWC (Women’s Media Center). As a writer/consultant on public education campaigns, she has worked for Women In Film, The Ms. Foundation For Women, YWCA and Girls Incorporated.

Sharon is the spawn of a Jersey-girl artist and an Irish Catholic art director and painter who was born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, which explains why she curses a lot but feels guilty about it. These same people gave her the gift of jaw dropping stories.
SharonLennon17 on Twitter
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Matt McConkeyStacey Lubliner: slubliner@3arts.com2 - Story EditorKENAN (Staff Writer)
HEATHERS (Story Editor)
BAJILLION DOLLAR PROPERTIE$ (Staff Writer)
GayHe/Him/HisAvailable to staff onlyNoCo-host of the queer Earwolf podcast “Homophilia” with Dave Holmes (featured on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List”) and co-creator of the Comedy Central digital series “Unsend.”
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Jonathan HurwitzManager Email: cconnors@mosaicla.com; Manager Phone: 310-786-4928; Personal Email: jonathanshurwitz@gmail.com; Personal Phone: 301-219-1099; WGA Writer Profile: https://directories.wga.org/member/2ed6df4b-75ff-49fb-906e-94c78cae86471 - Staff Writer"LIZZIE MCGUIRE" (Disney+, Staff Writer); "SHOOK" (Disney Channel, Writer); "ANDI MACK" (Disney Channel, Writer's Assistant/Freelance Writer)GayHe/Him/HisAvailable to staff and/or developYesKids are mean, so I basically grew up within the comfort of my literal/metaphorical closet in Olney, Maryland. My first love was “Toy Story,” and eventually TV shows like “Six Feet Under” that gave me glimpses of characters who, like me, were struggling with their sexuality. It tracks then that I grew up, went to college, came out to my friends and family, then started my career in entertainment at Pixar, assisting the very people who animated “Toy Story.” Three years ago I started working in LA as a writer's assistant and freelance writer on Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” (which featured the channel’s first openly gay character!), a gig that led to a staff writer gig on the "Lizzie McGuire" sequel (Disney+), as well as the opportunity to write Disney Channel's first short-form series, "Shook" (which just got nominated for a 2020 Daytime Emmy!). My goal is to continue writing on shows (half-hour and hour-long dramedies) with LGBTQ+ themes that might be able to provide some light to audiences in the way that shows like “Six Feet Under” did for me. I have a particular interest in writing coming-of-age/YA stories (because the stakes when you’re a tween are truly wild), often centered on grounded, emotional characters who come from a misfit/outsider POV. But most important, regardless of which writer's room I’m in, I will inevitably make a daily reference to Queen Beyoncé, whose music got me through all those aforementioned years growing up in the closet. @jonathanhurwitz