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
Film (short) by Loesch Productions Writer
"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