Vicki Peterson is a screenwriter and professor of screenwriting at Columbia College Hollywood. She is formerly the founding partner of Catharsis, which mentored writers and develops screen projects for various producers. Vicki’s TV Pilot, Alum Rock Ave, was with Herrick Entertainment. Her webseries, Judgmental Moose, was produced by ReKon/Justin Bell Productions and was released in 2015. Her feature, Mother at War is with producer Ken Stewart. Her feature, Zoe and the Zebra, won "Best Screenplay" at both the Irvine International Film Festival and the California Independent Film Festival, and won the Silver Prize at the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. Several of her scripts have been selected as finalists for several film festivals and fellowships. Vicki is formerly the director of both the Writing for Film and Television Program and Producing and Entertainment Executive Program at Act One, Inc., of which she is also an alumna. Before that, Vicki was a development executive at Origin Entertainment and Hero Pictures. Vicki got her start in theatre, graduating from University of California, San Diego with a degree in Theatre Arts and working at the Tony award –winning La Jolla Playhouse on several pre-Broadway productions. Her MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen is from New Hampshire Institute of Art, and her book, Notes to Screenwriters, was published by Michael Wiese Productions in 2015. vickipetersonwriter.com
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Zoe and the Zebra Budget: $1M - $5M | Adventure ⋄ Family ZOE AND THE ZEBRA is a redemptive family drama with wonder. Set in the coastal California wilderness around Hearst Castle, the story centers on an abused runaway child, set on surviving on her own, who befriends a shunned wild zebra. Their adventures together lead them to find their own herd.
Rainbow Unicorn Heart Power Budget: $1M - $5M | Family ⋄ Fantasy When a tragic accident causes an Irvine family to spin out of control, a stuffed unicorn becomes the unlikely vehicle for healing and redemption. This is a live-action, contemporary family drama with stylized elements of magical realism, which can be animated.
Mother at War Budget: $1M - $5M | Historical ⋄ Drama Based on the inspirational true story of Mary Ann Bickerdyke. When a reluctant woman joins with the Union army as an unofficial nurse, her unorthodox methods and tenacity on the front lines help turn the tide of the Civil War.
Jesus Stole My Boyfriend Budget: $1M - $5M | Romance ⋄ Comedy In an effort to win back her long lost sweetheart, Poppy, a phone psychic from California, informs Peter that Jesus “has come into her life recently” and makes plans to see him in his humble, Midwestern small town. She enlists the help of her friend Wanda to teach her how to be a Christian her for their reunion. Poppy desperately hopes no one will find out she’s actually faking it.
Mind Over Matter Comedy ⋄ Drama After an accident forever alters his beloved wife’s personality, a care-free newlywed is faced with the possibility there is more to life than he ever questioned. Pilot.
Alum Rock Avenue Comedy ⋄ Drama Freaky, frank, and facetious, East San Jose teens from various ethnic and social backgrounds grapple with coming of age. Pilot.
Television (Comedy) Writer "Judgmental Moose" is part of EGAN HALL, the inaugural season of a web series created for Franciscan University of Steubenville. Each episode is upbeat, designed to offer 20-Somethings a healthy, deep, spiritual thought alongside a generous side dish of humor. Written by Justin Bell
Film (Short, Comedy and Music) Miscellaneous Crew Stu was just another cog in the machine until a night on the town reminded him that some dreams are meant to be dusted off and some white men can find their mojo on the dance floor.
Film (Short and Comedy) Miscellaneous Crew A broken computer keyboard gives the office loner a chance to undo his life's mistakes. Knowing that his actions can be redone gives the soft-spoken employee newfound courage to speak back to his immature boss and safely profess his love for a beautiful coworker. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Producer "LIFE WILL KNOCK YOU DOWN. THIS FILM WILL PICK YOU UP." This true story is about ordinary people who discover that faith happens in the midst of lifes twists and turns... See full synopsis »
Finalist (top 6), Zoe and the Zebra, ISA Fast Track
Finalist, Rainbow Unicorn Heart Power, Los Angeles Lift Off Festival
Finalist, Rainbow Unicorn Heart Power, California Film Awards
Best Screenplay, Zoe and the Zebra, Irvine International Film Festival
"Silver Prize", Zoe and the Zebra, Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest
Finalist, Zoe and the Zebra, California Women's Festival
Finalist, Rainbow Unicorn Heart Power, ScreenCraft Family Friendly Film Contest
Finalist, Rainbow Unicorn Heart Power, TTP Screenplay Contest
Finalist, Rainbow Unicorn Heart Power, California Independent Film Festival
Best Screenplay, Zoe and the Zebra, California Independent Film Festival
Finalist, Zoe and the Zebra, Female Eye Film Festival
Finalist, Zoe and the Zebra, SoCal Independent Film Festival
Finalist, Zoe and the Zebra, Glendale International Film Festival