Kate Wright

Emmy Award winner-author Kate Wright (SCREENWRITING is STORYTELLING, Putnam) has worked with America’s most distinguished film and literary talent, including the legendary Tennessee Williams, the late Jason Miller, as well as many Emmy and Academy Award winning writers and directors.  As Senior Instructor at UCLA Extension’s internationally renowned Writer’s Program, Kate developed a reputation for working with writers of all levels, especially emerging talent.  

Ms. Wright specializes in historical epic, true stories, and literary biography. She has optioned, sold, and developed numerous true stories for film and television, and written several historical epics, including The Conspirator Saints, based on the extraordinary life of St. Katharine Drexel; Handsome Harry, based on the book by John Carlos Blake, and Billy, a feature film based on Suits Me: A Life of Billy Tipton.  Most recently, Kate co-created and co-wrote a “real-time” video game for ages 13-25 entitled The Legend of Joe Freedom. She also developed a web-based inter-active seminar for the international market, "Creating Stories for the Worldwide Audience."

Formerly Vice-President of Interscope Communications, Ms. Wright optioned, sold, developed, and produced films and television projects for major studios and television networks.  As Producer, she was honored with the Christopher Award, Wilbur Award, Youth in Film Award, American Women in Radio and Television Award, and the prestigious Emmy Award. 

Kate graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Relations, with studies at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. 

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