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Linda Voorhees

PARTNER

Linda is a writer and a graduate of the UCLA MFA screenwriting program. Linda is the former Director of the UCLA MFA Screenwriting Program and has taught screenwriting at Women in Film, UCI Extension, Chapman University, Hollins University, the WGA, Pixar Animation Studios, Victoria University in New Zealand, and the UCLA Professional Program.

Linda has fulfilled writing assignments for ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, Lifetime, Spike TV, Warner Bros. Studios, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Fox Studios, and Disney Animation. Linda’s produced credits include TWO MOTHERS FOR ZACHARY, LION KING II, CRAZY FROM THE HEART. She is currently consulting with Pixar Animation Studios.

Linda has built both her writing and teaching career around a sense of social awareness and responsibility. Her precept is that neither a writer nor teacher can deliver exceptional work without bringing a sense of humanity and meaning to the page. She’s received an IMAGEN award and the Jack Nicholson Award for Screenwriting and has been recognized by GLAAD.

Linda lives in Orange County with her husband, three dogs, and their matching Mini Coopers.

Tim Albaugh

Partner

Tim Albaugh is a writer/producer and a graduate of the UCLA MFA screenwriting program. Tim has taught screenwriting at UCLA, UC Irvine, Hollins University, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Feature Animation.

Tim has been a featured presenter at the Richmond International and Sunscreen Film Festivals; Oklahoma Arts Institute; Emerson College Screenwriting Program; Scottsdale Community College and for numerous private screenwriting groups. He also moderates numerous panels every year at the Austin Film Festival, leads the monthly MetaReads at The Metaphor Club in Los Angeles, and acts as a mentor for the CineStory Foundation.

His students and private consultation clients have sold features to all the major studios and have had multiple features produced including the recent film ALL EYEZ ON ME and the Christian Bale film THE MACHINIST. Their work in TV includes, but is not limited to, BIGGER, BLACKISH, INSECURE, THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, HAWAII FIVE-O, WYNNONA EARP, IZOMBIE, THE ROOKIE, TWO DOPE QUEENS, 13 REASONS WHY, THE MAGICIANS and many others.

Tim is currently serving as Executive Producer on Royal Viking Entertainment’s (BLACK AND BLUE, WORTH) upcoming feature comedy THE START UP. This is a co-production with eOne (GREEN BOOK) and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (CRAZY RICH ASIANS).

Tim lives in LA with his wife and their army of rescue cats. He also lives with the knowledge that any day his wife may bring home more rescue cats, dogs or mini-ponies. Tim has two daughters, of whom he is immensely proud.

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Caitlin D. Fryers

WORKING PROFESSIONAL

Caitlin D. Fryers is best known for her writing on all four seasons of SYFY’s supernatural western Wynonna Earp. She grew up in Winnipeg Manitoba, a place that is quite often the coldest place on earth. Caitlin’s career began when she became the first Canadian to win the Sir Peter Ustinov Award for Scriptwriting from the International Emmys. Since then she has written for SYFY, Lifetime, Global, CBC, Hulu, Hallmark, and she has been nominated for two Writers Guild of Canada Awards. Most recently she served as a Writer and Producer on the fifth season of international hit Private Eyes.

Chuck Kim

working PROFESSIONAL

The son of Korean immigrants, Chuck Kim proved his geek cred by forgoing his acceptance to law school to be an editor at DC Comics.  After working several years on such characters as Batman, Superman, and Aquaman, Chuck moved to Los Angeles and worked for E! Online as a reporter. He got his big break when he was picked as a writing fellow in the Disney/ABC writing program. Chuck wrote for several seasons on the NBC hit series Heroes. He’s also continued his work in comic books, with characters ranging from the Powerpuff Girls to the X-Men to Superman.  His animation work includes Ben 10 and Dexter’s Laboratory. He still remains proud of designing the lower half of a short-lived version of Aquaman’s costume. 

Chuck teaches television writing at several universities and lives with his husband David and their amazing dog Gatsby.

Samantha Herman

WORKING PROFESSIONAL

Samantha graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and, in addition to being an active screenwriter, specializes in entertainment transactions. As the founder of Frankly, My Dear business affairs consulting, Samantha works with emerging filmmakers and offers production services for film projects of all sizes. As an attorney and working screenwriter, Samantha understands more than anyone the business side of writing. 

Samantha is also an experienced writer, with extensive credits, including 10 feature writing and 22 additional crew (business affairs) credits.  Samantha’s first tv-movie, MINGLE ALL THE WAY, premiered on Hallmark in 2018. Since then she has had multiple movies premiere on Hallmark and will be making her network debut this year on CBS.   

Samantha continues to write, produce and provide business affairs consulting across the industry. Please see this page (LINK) for more information about Frankly, My Dear and the industry services Samantha can help you with.

Zac Hug

WORKING PROFESSIONAL

I write scripts mostly. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, I’m a television writer and a WGA member and wrote some episodes of Drop Dead Diva, and Shadowhunters, as well as a whole bunch of Hallmark movies, including: Road to Christmas and the Christmas in Evergreen series. Other credits include the webseries These People, and the Outfest short film Lazy (Sunday).  I live and work in Los Angeles. I am married to a dude named Dan Park and we have an old-man dog named Pickles you will absolutely meet on Zoom. 

 

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Paul Chitlik

WORKING PROFESSIONAL

Paul Chitlik, B.A., screenwriter/producer/director has written for all the major networks and studios. He was story editor for MGM/UA’S “The New Twilight Zone,” and staff writer for Showtime’s “Brothers.” He has written features for Rysher Entertainment, NuImage, Promark, Mainline Releasing, and others. He received a Writers Guild of America award nomination for his work on “The Twilight Zone” and a GLAAD Media Award nomination for “Los Beltrán.” He won a Genesis Award for a Showtime Family movie. 

He most recently wrote, produced and directed the feature “The Wedding Dress,” for Wedding Dress Productions, LLC, starring Hannah Cowley.  He has taught at ESCAC, the film school of the University of Barcelona, Spain:  The Autonomous University of Barcelona’s MFA program; UNIACC in Santiago, Chile; Universidad de Zulia, Venezuela; as well as EICTV, the film school of Cuba.  He was a long time visiting professor at UCLA, and now is a clinical associate  professor at Loyola Marymount University. He has advised the Chilean film development board on film projects and has served as Writer in Residence at the Ibermedia Colloquium in Santiago, Chile.  His exclusive rewrite seminars have taken place in Perth, Australia; Cortona, Italy; Berkeley, California; Normandy and Burgundy, France; Cairo Montenotte, Italy; and Estanyol, Spain.  

Paul’s book REWRITE (second edition) was published by Michael Wiese Productions in November, 2013. He is a frequent contributor to Written By, the magazine of the Writers Guild of America West.

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