Carla is a published journalist, awarded poet, screenwriter and a screenwriting instructor. She has worked as a writing mentor/editor for David Zucker Productions, and formerly worked with KKS Productions, LLC, which is a licensed independent film and multimedia entertainment company, working on various film and television projects. She also teaches webinars for The Writer's Store. In addition to screenwriting, Carla is a regular writer for Creative Screenwriting Magazine and she is a feature journalist for Ventura County Reporter. Carla actively works as a freelance writer in various writing genres, which include: copywriting, editing, feature articles (newspaper and magazine publications), and ghostwriting. Her poetry is featured in more than a dozen anthologies. Carla has written several original screenplays; one that is currently in pre-development. She teaches screenwriting classes at Santa Barbara City College Continued Learning and she also enjoys sharing the elements of screenwriting in various workshops in Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.
Carla holds a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from Goddard College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from San Jose State University. She is the mother of two grown children, and currently resides in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.
NAPA Comedy LOGLINE: When three successful businesswomen whose biological clocks are in over-drive say good-bye to their high-paying corporate jobs and move to Napa, where the land is flowing with milk and honey—or at least the wine flows freely from one vineyard to the next, they are met with hilarious circumstances that take them into a world of country club melodrama while becoming wine makers.
Lease With An Option LEASE WITH AN OPTION tells the story of a happy-go-lucky man, dedicated husband and father of seven who is faced with the daunting reality that he is on the wrong career path. There is nothing like a series of bad luck, conflicting family dynamics, and a protagonist who is comically unrealistic about life that helps to create rip-roaring life scenes. Such is the case with Art Dexter, who is ever committed to a job that earns little money, until the light goes on and he embraces transformation!
Tiny Bubbles (Mocumentary) Comedy ⋄ Other It was the American Idol of the 50’s; with a 16-year span, Lawrence Welk and his big band entertained audiences of all ages. To celebrate the life of Lawrence, his best-loved musicians, the dancing, the music, the bubbles, and the performers that “almost” became famous, TINY BUBBLES takes a satirical inside look at the lives of those behind this 16-year television legacy.
Another Chapter Drama Against all odds, a young runaway gets another chance at life after fleeing the abuse of her father following the sudden death of her mother. Heiress MELANIE PARKER is brilliant, beautiful and has a promising life ahead of her, until her life is altered dramatically when her mother suddenly dies from a brain aneurysm. Her abusive alcoholic father sends her fleeing for the streets of NYC, which dramatically alters her life. This redemptive story is filled with conflict surrounding the life of a girl, who should have had all.
Television by David Zucker Productions