After a successful career in corporate business development, marketing and interactive strategy in the Boston area, Renee arrived in Hollywood in 2014 to study screenwriting and TV writing in UCLA's Professional Programs. Now, armed with one feature screenplay (Nicholl semifinalist), an award winning TV spec for Man in the High Castle, and two original TV pilots, she's ready to launch her next career as a screenwriter.
Renee's love of history is evident in her writing, as is her penchant for creating colorful and complex characters who challenge the status quo. Whether it's a slave-born foreigner struggling within the racist underbelly of the American industrial era, or a feisty herbalist taking on the male medical establishment in the 1800's, or a German woman fighting World War II in a small rural town in Minnesota, her stories will draw you into their rich worlds for a satisfying ride.
Drawing on her expertise in the metaphysical arts, Renee's next TV project delves into the sometimes upside down world of a closet medium, while a film explores the collision of past and present lifetimes where love is given a second chance.
Name: Renee Buck
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Self Employed
Unique traits: Meditation guide, hypnotherapist, medium
Cinestory TV Fellowship - Finalist (3rd place), spec script MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE
Cinstory Screenplay Fellowship - Finalist (top 8) for MATZELIGER
TableReadMyScreenplay - Semifinalist for THE INVENTOR (formerly MATZELIGER)
Screencraft TV Pilot Launch - Semifinalist for 2 drama pilots: GERMANTOWN, LYDIA PINKHAM'S POTIONS
Academy Nicholl Fellowship Competition - Semifinalist for true story biopic MATZELIGER
Big Break Screenplay Competition - Top 5 , spec script Man in the High Castle
BlueCat, Big Break, Screencraft - Quarterfinalist for true story biopic MATZELIGER
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA)
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)