Diane has a BFA in Creative Writing and an MA in Professional Writing (Emerson College). Four features have been optioned, and several screenplays have done very well in prestigious screenplay competitions, including the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting (semifinalist), Austin Film Festival, and PAGE International Screenwriting Awards (Silver and Bronze Awards). Her screenplays also have earned first place at the Houston International Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, and the LA Femme Film Festival. In addition, she's taught screenwriting at Roger Williams University and was a guest lecturer at Stonehill College and Emerson College.
Unique traits: Diane also is a medical writer, who spends her days making complex research understandable. This has been hugely helpful in editing her screenplays and teleplays. Using fewer words is always better.
THE PATRIOT SPY Biography Based on the true story of a Confederate socialite and spy for the Union Army, who risks everything to help Yankee prisoners, including the one she falls in love with, to escape from the infamous Libby Prison.
TAKING HAPPY BACK Drama On her first day back following a mysterious leave of absence, a psychologist at a VA hospital treats complex patients, while dealing with doubting co-workers, a watchful supervisor, and a controversial new treatment that involves talking to dead people. (One-hour TV pilot)
THE CUVVIE Crime In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a drug dealer takes on the identity of a dead undercover cop, including being a father to his young son; nine years later, a suspicious new partner and an ex-business associate threaten to take it all away. (One-hour TV pilot)
GRAVEYARD GIRL Horror An unpopular teenage girl, with more friends among the dead than the living, accidentally reawakens a vampire who frames her for the murders she commits.
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards: Silver Award (drama pilot)
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards: Bronze Award (drama pilot)
Nicoll Fellowship in Screenwriting: Semifinalist
Screenwriting Expo: Grand Prize Runner-up
LA Femme Film Festival: Best Screenplay
Houston International Film Festival: Gold Remi Award