Gabrielle Hughes is an NJ native and LA transplant, still searching for some decent Italian food on the West Coast. With a background in theatre and performing arts, Elle fell in love with how characters shape the world in which a story lives. For the last five years, she has worked as a reader for various major competitions and festivals, specifically honing in on why a script passes the first and second round. In addition to script consultancy, she has assisted directors of programming and creative executives in series development and feature production for multiple major studios and contracted production companies with first-look deals at Disney, NBCU and Warner Bros.
Monica Shapiro received her BA in film from Ithaca College and relocated to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue a career in storytelling. Her experience so far spans VFX, film and television market research, and TV development/production at various companies and studios. Monica has traveled internationally for productions and worked closely with EPs on shows that aired on CBS All Access, Nat Geo, Fox, Discovery ID and CMT. Monica currently works for writer/producer/director Alex Kurtzman at Secret Hideout, where their marquee series comprise the Star Trek Universe, among several other projects, under an overall deal with CBS Television Studios.
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