Aadip Desai

TV Writer
Particularly Interested In

Half-hour pilots (both single and multicam), one-hour pilots, and features. Specific professional writing/development experience in comedy, animation, dramedy, horror, and superhero, but open to reading anything!

More about Aadip Desai

Aadip Desai is Roadmap Writers' Director of Brand Management & Marketing, working tv writer, comedian, speaker, musician, and Air Force Brat. Aadip was honored as a BAFTA Breakthrough for his work as a Staff Writer on THE GOLDBERGS (ABC), a show mostly about yelling. Aadip leveraged his Indianness to write for MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE (Disney Jr.), his shark obsession to write for SHARKDOG (Netflix/Nick), and his daughters' fairy knowledge to inform his work on DEW DROP DIARIES (Netflix/DreamWorks). He was in AFI’s MFA Screenwriting program but dropped out to join the ABC/Disney TV Writing Program, or whatever it’s called now, thanks to corporate restructuring. He’s currently developing a variety of tv series and features across several  genres, but they all have comedic elements, and Ganesha. Bobby Flay considers Aadip to be the most memorable (WORST) castmember on Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America.

Ever the advocate for writers, Aadip runs the 17.5k+ LA TV Writers Facebook Group, is an Advisor/Instructor at the Sundance Institute, and a speaker at BAFTA, WGA, CAPE, and leading film schools--AFI, NYU, UCLA, and USC. He’s a mentor and juror for BAFTA Breakthrough, Read Latin Writers Initiative, and judge for the 1497 South Asian Writers Fellowship. He’s a former producer/co-host at On The Page podcast with Pilar Alessandra, Development Intern at Trancas Films, and President of the Northwest Screenwriters Guild. Aadip studied comedy at UCB, The Groundlings, Comedy Workshops, and iO, and has been heckled at the Improv, Comedy Store, and a regular gig at a vegan restaurant with one bathroom. Aadip has a vestigial BA in Economics and a Minor in Music from the University of Puget Sound (the one with the pretty brochures). He is repped by Paradigm Talent Agency, and is a member of the WGAw and BAFTA. Aadip has murdered seven sideburn trimmers in three years.

You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram for his thoughts on diversity and inclusion in the writing business, and unflattering photos. He also has a wealth of screenwriting resources on his website.

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