Ashlei Hardenburg-Cartagena

Staff Writer, The Girls On The Bus (MAX)
Particularly Interested In

fast paced Hour-Long Dramas and comedic dramas that are character driven. I love crime, action, sports, romance, horror, and YA.

Women Writers
Writers of Color
LGBTQIA+ Writers
Feature Genres
Drama
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Horror
Budget Range
All Budget Ranges
TV Formats
Half-Hour Pilots (single-cam)
One-Hour Pilots
TV Movies
TV Homes
Network
Cable
Premium Cable
Streaming
TV Genres
Drama
Comedy
RomCom
Sci-Fi
Action
Adventure
Thriller
Horror
Sub-Genres
Buddy
Coming-of-Age
Crime/True Crime
Dark Comedy
Documentary Adaptation
Episodic TV
Female-Driven
Futuristic
Hallmark
High-Concept
Historical
Latinx
LGBTQIA+
Lifetime
Musical
Political
Psychological
Revenge
Romance
Serialized TV
Sports
Suspense
Young Adult (YA)
More about Ashlei Hardenburg-Cartagena

Ashlei is a queer Latina and Jersey Girl who writes fast-paced crime dramas with bite. She's drawn to characters that explore identity through casual violence and the occasional tug at the heartstrings. After graduating Vassar College and UCLA’s Professional Program in TV Writing (Drama), Ashlei worked as a Producer’s Assistant on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and as a Field Producer in true crime docu-series such as MARK OF A SERIAL KILLER. Ashlei's screenplays have been honored at various festivals and competitions including the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, Skydance x Impact, and the RoadMap Writers Diversity Initiative. After being accepted into the Warner Bros. Writers’ Workshop, Ashlei was staffed on THE GIRLS ON THE BUS (MAX).

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