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Linda Voorhees


Linda is a writer and a graduate of the UCLA MFA screenwriting program.
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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


Tim Albaugh is a writer/producer and a graduate of the UCLA MFA screenwriting program.
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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


Caitlin D. Fryers is best known for her writing on all four seasons of SYFY’s supernatural western Wynonna Earp.
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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


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. 
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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.

Zac Hug


I write scripts mostly. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia,
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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. 

Samantha Herman


Samantha graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and, in addition to being an active screenwriter, specializes in entertainment transactions.
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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.

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Skye Emerson


Skye Emerson, a graduate of the UCLA MFA Screenwriting program, is an award-winning screenwriter whose work features strong female protagonists and characters whose voices need amplification.
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Ashley Ariel Stratton


Ashley Ariel Stratton is a writer, writing instructor, marketing expert, and partner at ProPath Screenwriting.
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Rick Garman


Rick Garman grew up in Iowa and although he appreciated his solid Midwestern upbringing, he moved to Los Angeles as soon as he was old enough to be sure that his parents couldn’t send a sheriff to bring him back.
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He studied theater at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, but soon realized that acting was not his passion. Writing was.

He made his writing debut with a stage production “17 Days,” which was produced at The Colony Theater in Los Angeles and played in in small theaters around the country. The work received strong critical praise and several DramaLogue Awards.

A few years later, his second play “Mountains” debuted at The Colony. It went on to win the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater Production.

He transitioned into travel writing, authoring more than a dozen guide books about Las Vegas including Frommer’s, Las Vegas for Dummies, and Moon Handbooks.

Rick has published four novels including “Interitas Volume 1: The Beginning of Sorrows,” “Interitas Volume 2: False Prophets,” and “Interitas Volume 3: Unequaled,” the first three books in a proposed seven book YA series, and “Jake Davenport PI: The Case of the Missing Cha Cha Heel,” a comedic mystery.

For television, he has written, co-written, developed the story, and/or acted as executive producer on 30 movies for Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, PixL, and the Lifetime Movie Network including “A Shoe Addict’s Christmas” starring Candace Cameron Bure, Luke Macfarlane, and Jean Smart; “Valentine in the Vineyard” starring Rachael Leigh Cook; “To Catch a Spy” starring Nathalie Kelley and Colin Donnell; “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” starring Eric Mabius and Tricia Helford; “Christmas at the Palace” starring Merritt Patterson; “Christmas at Pemberley Manor starring Jessica Lowndes and Michael Rady; “Love on Safari starring Lacey Chabert and Jon Cor; “Christmas in Evergreen” starring Ashley Williams and Teddy Sears; “Christmas in Homestead” starring Taylor Cole and Michael Rady; and “Late Bloomer” starring Italia Ricci and Nathan Parsons to name a few.

He is working on many more television movies for television. The fourth novel in the “Interitas” series entitled “Out in the Wilderness” will debut in 2022.

Rick enjoys taking road trips to see colorful bits of Americana and counts Savannah, Georgia as his favorite city in the world. In his spare time, you’ll probably find him on the couch binge-watching TV.

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Erin Rodman


Erin Rodman worked in development at DreamWorks Studios and 20th Century Fox, before becoming a story analyst for companies such as Paramount, Netflix and Parkes MacDonald.
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