Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan

Screenwriter in Chicago, Illinois

About Tracy

I began writing screenplays five years ago when I took a creative writing course and “something clicked” in the screenwriting module of the course. Finding a way to connect my background in advertising, interest in writing, wild imagination, and love of cinema, I spent two years taking screenwriting classes and the result was my first screenplay, Lucy in London, a family script. In 2013, Lucy in London won the Chicago Screenwriters Network contest in the family film genre and was a top-13 finalist in Scriptapalooza, a second-rounder in the Austin Film Festival and a semi-finalist in Page International.

Now I have completed five screenplays and placed well in several competitions. I just started marketing myself and my writing. I write everyday, takes loads of classes, and juggle being a wife and mother (two teenage girls!)

Prior to writing screenplays, Tracy had a long career in advertising and marketing.

Name: Tracy Ryan

Lives in: Chicago, Illinois

Occupation: Screenwriter


  • Finalist, Chicago Screenwriters Network, "The Alliance"

  • Winner, Comedy, Int'l Family Film Festival, "Lucy in London"

  • Gold Medal, Family Film, Chicago Screenwriters Network, "Lucy in London"

  • Semi-Finalist, Page, Thriller, "The Alliance"

  • Quarter-Finalist, Slamdance, Big Break, Scriptapalooza, "The Alliance"

  • Winner, Illinois Int'l Film Festival, "Dads Behaving Badly"

  • Top 13 Finalist, Scriptapalooza, "Lucy in London"


  • Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

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  • Since: August 2013
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