ABOUT STEPHANIE

In addition to serving as Creator/Executive Producer on a soon to be announced series for HBO Max, Stephanie is currently writing a trilogy of novellas for Audible Originals. WRECKED is scheduled for release in late 2021. She was recently a Co-Producer on the forthcoming Wick-world drama from Starz, prior to which she was an integral part of Season 2 of Amazon's epic fantasy series CARNIVAL ROW, the only first season writer invited back aside from the creator. In 2019-2020, she adapted Pamela Sargeant’s classic feminist sci-fi novel THE SHORE OF WOMEN for television with producers Winnie Kemp and Wolfgang Hammer, and penned a half hour pilot based on Jasmine Lobe’s New York Observer sex column THE J SPOT for James Frey's Full Fathom Five.

 

In 2017-18, Stephanie was part of the Emmy nominated writing staff of Nat Geo’s lauded anthology series GENIUS: PICASSO, which was nominated for 7 awards including Outstanding Limited Series. She also adapted Amber Smith's critically heralded New York Times Bestselling novel THE WAY I USED TO BE into a feature for Film Roman, and before that served as Staff Writer on Season 1 of Carnival Row, after which she was asked to write the series prequel. That novel, CARNIVAL ROW: TANGLE IN THE DARK spent its first month of release as the number one title on Audible.

 

A cross-platform innovator who has been working in the Transmedia space for over a decade, Stephanie got her start in television in 2007, when her branded, mixed-media series IRIS EXPANDING (originally developed as a digital property for Cosmopolitan) sold to The CW, who produced it as a pilot presentation the next year. She has since written pilots for FTVS, CBS and Legendary Television as well as developed original and adapted series with companies like Atlas, Avalon, Occupant, and Jaffe/Braunstein, for networks including USA, Showtime and ABC Family (now Freeform). Additional credits include the web series CHALET GIRLS for Michael Eisner’s Vuguru, 2008 Deauville-opening indie SEX AND THE USA (based on her script PROMISES), and a 2016 feature film adaptation of National Book Award Finalist Laurie Halse Anderson’s critically acclaimed novel THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY.

 

Stephanie has a BA from NYU, an MFA from USC and is represented by Melissa Darman, Matthew Doyle, Melissa Solomon and Bill Weinstein at Verve, Jen Ray at Heroes and Villains Entertainment, and attorneys Karl Austen and Michael Auerbach at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein. She's also mother to a brilliant, handsome and charming twice exceptional son (about whom she is in no way biased!), has five planets in Scorpio and considers herself a wine enthusiast.

AWARDS & ORGANIZATIONS

 

featured speaker, Fox TV Studios International Summit, 2008

member, WGAw 

member, WGA Women Writers

member, WGA Indie Caucus

member, WGA Video Game Writers

finalist, Warner Brothers Television Fellowship, 2006

recipient, Barbara Corday Scholarship for Excellence in Television Production by a Writer, USC, 2001

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

email

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