Sarah Newman

Sarah Newman

Screenwriter in New York City, New York

About Sarah

Sarah Newman is a screenwriter based in New York City. She writes original one-hour drama pilots, screenplays, and short fiction. Her focus tends to be character-driven medical, crime, and family one-hour dramas populated by ensembles of flawed characters seeking second chances and redemption.

Sarah graduated with honors from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dramatic Writing. Her experience in the entertainment industry includes internships with MTV’s Series Development Department, ABC Daytime, and Fox 2000’s Literary Scouting Office. She worked as a script coordinator for ABC Daytime's One Life to Live. Sarah's been a coach at the Called To Write Coaching Circle since 2013. She's a co-moderator of #Scriptchat, a weekly chat discussing all things screenwriting.

Name: Sarah Newman

Lives in: New York City, New York

Occupation: Screenwriter



  • "Death Row" Winner of The Impact 50 - Create 50 Initiative from London Screenwriters Festival team

  • "Painless" - Semifinalist in the Hour Pilots category of the 2014 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest

  • "Good Grief" - Second Rounder (top 10%) in the AMC One-Hour Pilot category of the 2013 Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition

  • "Max Barlow" - 1 of 10 finalists in the Writers Store Industry Insider Screenwriting Competition (Simon Kinberg round)

  • "Shifting Gears" - Winner of the teleplay category of the Slamdance Film Festival's 2010 Screenwriting & Teleplay Competition


  • NYU Tisch School of the Arts

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