Val’s background has been as a development executive and production executive at several companies including Atlantic Entertainment and Green/Epstein Productions. While at Green/Epstein I produced several TV movies - two of which I also wrote for Lifetime (Spirit [nominated for a Genesis award] and Heart of the Storm). She’s partnered with Doug Draizin in our own management company for a number of years. The thrust of their business is the management of writers and directors. Many of their clients are taken on fresh out of undergrad or masters’ programs. They currently have writers working at Netflix, Lucasfilm, eOne, Hallmark and AMC. As a former teacher of high school English and Drama, Val remains committed to giving back to those just launching their careers. She read Spring Competition scripts for UCLA writing masters. This includes submitting comments on how to improve the material as well as including as many positive comments as she can about the script. She is also a mentor for Loyola Marymount writing master graduates. She’s a graduate of Michigan State University with a BFA in English, Theatre, and Education.
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