Miyako Akina Fuqua

Miyako Akina Fuqua

Actor and Screenwriter

Los Angeles, California

Member Since:
July 2013
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About Miyako

Miyako Akina Fuqua had spent the first 11 years of her life growing up on US Army bases around Tokyo and Seoul. Upon her father retiring, her family moved to Bloomington, IN. Miyako found Bloomington to stimulate her creativity, which inspired her first original screenplay while in high school. Graduating from Indiana University in Bloomington with a degree in Japanese Languages and Cultures, Miyako was offered a job teaching English in Japan but elected to decline the offer in hopes of becoming a screenwriter.

Miyako had been participating in contests for several years until a producer discovered her query letter in late 2010. Since then, she had visited Los Angeles and met with a producer, agent, and other inspiring people. In summer 2012, Miyako moved to Los Angeles in hopes of creating and solidifying many more connections. A few months later, Juntobox Films of which Forest Whitaker is co-chairman, optioned her script, Barcode Man.

Studying atomic bomb literature during her college career, Miyako was inspired to focus her writings on the humanity of political scenarios and aftermath stories, exploring themes of sustaining one’s quality of life and maintaining dignity through creating adventure.

Videos

Awards

  • Juntobox Films Option
    (2013)

  • Champion Screenwriting Contest Top 10 (short screenplay)
    (2010)

  • Champion Screenwriting Contest Quarter Finalist (feature screenplay)
    (2010)

  • Screenplay Festival Finalist
    (2009)

  • Script Savvy Honorable Mention
    (2009)

  • Bluecats Screenplay Competition Semi Finalist
    (2009)

  • Screenplay Festival Finalist
    (2008)

  • Bluecats Screenplay Quarter Finalist
    (2008)

  • Screenplay Festival Semi Finalist
    (2006)

Education

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