Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020

Austin Film Festival 

Top 50 Scripts of 2020

International Screenwriter's Association

The End Times, Tandem

 

Finalist (2020)

Cinestory Fellowship

The End Times

 

Best Comedy Feature Screenplay (2019)

Austin Film Festival 

Rearranged

Semifinalist (2019)

Nicholl Fellowship

Rearranged

Best Short Script (2018)

International Screenwriter's Association

Apartment Story

Best Pilot (2014)

Hoboken Film Festival

Today's Special

Official Selection (2014)

NYTV Festival, SeriesFest, Long Beach Indie

Today's Special

 

I'm a comedy writer based in LA, originally from NYC. I strive to unearth the humor, heart, and honesty in all places, be it the humdrum of the daily grind in Today’s Special and Apartment Story or a slightly more dire, apocalyptic scenario in The End Times and Ghost Riot. Growing up in New York, a city where countless stories are unfolding at all times, inspired my feature script Tandem, the tale of a street artist and their imaginary friend. I relish in the challenge of adopting perspectives far from my own, as evidenced in Rearranged, the true story of a young Indian woman who fled an arranged marriage. 

 

I owe at least several of my creative bones to my parents, both classical musicians, my ample practice as the straight man to my borderline-insane college roommates, and my love of language to my grandfather Saul, slayer of the Sunday crossword, a Jewish-English immigrant who would imbue warmth and playfulness into every turn of phrase. Years after his passing, I discovered a memoir in which Grandpa Saul notes one of his biggest "what-ifs" in life —-  passing on a certain screenwriting opportunity in the ’50s in favor of the steady work of teaching, necessary to support a growing family. Two generations later, I believe I'm free to pursue the path Saul was not able to take thanks to the foundation he and the rest of my family laid before me.