Born in Manhattan and grew up in the South Bronx, New York , I can't remember not writing and loving to watch television. As an adult and working at NBC, I realized how the process functioned -- I was hooked.
I then relocated to Los Angeles and secured jobs in production at Carsey-Werner, Universal, Paramount. I entered the Warner Brothers Writer’s Workshop contest, and was a finalist.
Even though I was not selected, I was not deterred and continued writing. Tragedy in my life became a book titled Good Grief, sharing how I dealt with grief and losing my parents within months of each other by using faith, family and friends as well as humor.
I was able to sit in the writer's room of a show "Against the Wall" by Nancy Miller (Executive Producer) with her then-partner, pitching scenarios and dialogue.
I then met with Ric Swartzlander, who gave her the opportunity to sit in the writer’s room on Soul Man. After the meeting, I was given carte blanche to return – and did – for the entire season in 2014, pitching jokes and scenes.
Currently, I'm in the process of editing a sizzle reel titled Real Life and have also completed writing my first feature film, titled "New York State of Mind".
I've had meetings at Fox, ABC/Disney and with various Executive Producers, Show Runners, Production Executives and Writers.
Currently, I work at a law firm which specializes in litigation and several additional areas, in Los Angeles, California while continuing to write daily. I've written multiple comedies (single camera and multi-camera) and dramas/dramedies.
Name: Yolanda Powell
Lives in: Los Angeles, California