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 experience and expertise in the metaphysical world, Renee's next project will take you down some very different paths!
Unique traits: Meditation guide, hypnotherapist, medium
Germantown Historical At the height of World War II, the desperate citizens of a sleepy Midwestern community must accept Nazi POW labor to save their farms and factories from financial ruin. Inspired by a true story.
THE INVENTOR Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical ⋄ Biography Born a slave in Dutch Guiana, a brilliant young man seeks a new start in post-Civil War Massachusetts. But when union thugs threaten his survival, he invents a machine that promises to revolutionize the shoe industry, pitting himself against a powerful and malicious hand-crafter’s union determined to maintain the status quo.
LYDIA PINKHAM'S POTIONS Historical When her husband loses the family fortune during the “Banking Panic of 1873,” Lydia sells her herbal women’s brew to stave off bankruptcy and launches a patent medicine empire! Based on a true story.
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