EMERGING DIRECTORS PROGRAM
Jaffar Mahmood (’12) directed an episode for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Young Sheldon.
Steve Tsuchida (‘10) recently directed a few episodes of CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Dear White People on Netflix.
Hannelle Culpepper (‘12) directed episodes of Gotham, How To Get Away With Murder, Empire, The Flash and The Originals.
Nisha Ganatra (‘12) directed episodes for Shameless, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Dear White People and Fresh off the Boat.
Sharat Raju (’13) has been busy directing episodes for Criminal Minds, How to Get Away With Murder, NCIS: New Orleans, Designated Survivor, Once Upon A Time and the 100th episode of Scandal.
Kat Coiro (’16) directed an episode of Girlfriends Guide to Divorce on Bravo and two episodes of The Mick on Fox.
WRITERS ON THE VERGE
Brandon Margolis & Brandon Sonnier (‘13) were upped to Supervising Producers on The Blacklist.
Johanna Lee (‘14) is now staffed on ABC’s The Good Doctor.
Meredith Averill (’07) is a Writer and producer for Pure Genius on CBS.
Rick Muirragui (’08) is an Executive Producer on USA’s Suits.
Rashad Raisani (’08) has an overall deal with 20th Century Fox.
Ben Raab & Deric Hughes (’09) are Writers and Producers for the CW’s The Flash.
Keto Shimizu (’09) was upped to Producer on CW’s Arrow.
Isaac Gonzalez (’11) is a Story Editor on Comedy Central’s animated series Legends of Chamberlain Heights.
Brian Anthony (‘12) is currently on NBC’s The Night Shift as an Co-Producer.
Julian Meiojas (’13) is an Executive Story Editor on NBC’s Shade of Blue.
Davita Scarlett (’14) is a Story Editor and writer for OWN’s Queen Sugar.
Nikhil Jayaram (’14) is a Story Editor on NBC’s Shades of Blue.
Kirk Moore (‘15) is staffed on a Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.
Niceole Levy (’12) is an Executive Story Editor on NBC’s Shades of Blue.
Justin Hillian (’14) is a Staff Writer on Showtime’s series I’m Dying Up Here, executive produced by Jim Carey.
Marisa Tam (‘16) is a Staff Writer on NBC’s The Blacklist.
Julian Kiani (‘15) and Brittany Matt (‘13) are staffed on NBC’s Marlon.
Larry Caldwell (‘15) is staffed on NBC’s Midnight, Texas.
Blickenstaff (’13) was cast in a re-occuring role on Netflix’s Dear White People and USA’s Colony.
Mark Tallman booked a role in NBC’s new pilot Rise.
Chuck Hayward (’12) is a story editor and writer on Netflix’s Dear White People.
Joel Steingold (‘15) guest starred on Showtime’s Shameless.
Annie Chang (’15) booked a recurring role on NBC’s Shades of Blue.
Kenric Green (’15) has a re-occuring role on AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Natasha Rothwell (’14) wrote for SNL and is currently on the HBO series Insecure.
Jorge Diaz (’12) booked a reoccurring role on NBC’s The Good Place and CW’s Jane The Virgin.
Miguel Cervantes (’15) will play Hamilton in the Chicago version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, Hamilton.
Jeff Torres was cast in Fox’s Pitch, Dan Fogelman’s baseball drama series.
Karishma Ahluwalia (’16) booked a re-occuring role on NBC’s Blindspot.
Kimrie Lewis-Davis (’13) has re-occuring roles on ABC’s Scandal and Hulu’s The Mindy Project.
Wesam Keesh (’14) booked a series-regular role on ABC’s SHONDALAND legal drama pilot, For The People.
Ramon Torres (’13) booked a role on Fox’s Gotham and Netflix’s The Punisher.
Alison Strong was cast in Adam Sandler’s upcoming film The Week Of.
NBCU SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Tim Chiou (‘13) booked a reoccurring role on Silicon Valley.
Kuang Lee (’12) completed directing feature film Buddy Solitaire.
Amber Midthunder (’14) booked a series regular role on FX’s Legion. She can also be seen in the film Hell or High Water.
Emily Chang (’17) booked a recurring role on Freeform’s The Bold Type.
Mouzam Makkar (’15) booked a series-regular role on NBC’s Champions as well as starring in CW’s The Vampire Diaries.
Deon Cole (‘04) continues to star on TBS’s Angie Tribeca and ABC’s Black-ish.
Vladimir Caamano (‘12) appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Comedy Central’s @midnight.
Dulce Sloan (‘15 Winner) booked a role as a correspondent on The Daily Show as well as appeared on Comedy Central’s @midnight.
Julio Torres (‘13) was nominated for a 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, as part of the writing team for Saturday Night Live.
Tone Bell (’11 Winner) was cast in Netflix Pot Comedy Series, Disjointed, and will star opposite Kathy Bates.
LATE NIGHT WRITERS WORKSHOP
Jason Marcus (’14) is writing freelance for different outlets – he had two op-ed pieces’ come out in the print issue of Cosmo Magazine.
Jenny Hagel (’13) continues to be a Writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Will Storey accepted a Segment Producer position at Comedy Central’s upcoming show, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, while Chelsea Davison (’14) was hired as a Staff Writer.
NCB & UCB SHOWCASE
Sasheer Zamata was cast on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.