Where Are They Now?

FEMALE FORWARD

Livi Newman (’18) directed another episode of CBS’s FBI. She also directed an episode of USA’s Dare Me.

Monica Raymund (’18) directed the cross-network episode of NBC’s Chicago P.D. and CBS’s FBI.

Katie Locke O’Brien (’18) will direct an episode on Saved by the Bell. 

Monica Raymund (’18) directed an episodes of CBS’s FBI.

Ramma Mosley (’18) directed one episode of NBC’s Blindspot and one episode of Manifest.

Lee Friedlander (’18) directed two episodes of NBC’s Good Girls and one episode of New Amsterdam.

Livi Newman (’18) directed two episodes for NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE and one episode of CHICAGO PD this season.

Heather Jack (’18) directed an episode of NBC’s Mike Schur comedy, Sunnyside and also directed her second episode of Superstore.

Lee Friedlander (’18) directed an episode of ABC’s The Good Doctor immediately following her episodic directorial debut on Good Girls as part of our Female Forward program.

Christine Swanson (’18) directed an episode of CBS’s FBI immediately following her episodic directorial debut on CHICAGO PD as part of our Female Forward program.

EMERGING DIRECTOR PROGRAM

Nisha Ganatra (’12) signed an overall deal with ABC Signature to direct ABC’S Real People.

Alfonso Alvarez Barreda (’15) directed an episode of FX’s Snowfall.

Steve Acevedo (’17) directed an episode on USA’s Queen of the South.

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.

Hanelle 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.

ALTERNATIVE DIRECTORS PROGRAM

Carrie Havel (’18) is the first alumna from our Alternative Directors Program to get booked as a series director on an NBC alternative series, Bring the Funny.

WRITERS ON THE VERGE

Tiffany Shaw Ho (’19) is staffed on NBC’s Debris.

Kirk A. Moore (’15) is developing FOX’s drama series Free Will.

Shirin Najafi (’20) is staffed on NBC’s Connecting.

Mitali Jahagirdar (’20) is staffed on the Disney+ show Just Beyond.

Maya Houston (’20) is staffed on CW’s Batwoman.

Isaac Gonzalez (’15) and Erik Rivera (StandUp NBC ’16) are developing an animated comedy series for Amazon Studios called Ricky & Cricket. 

Eugene Garcia-Cross (’17) is staffed on Peacock TV’s series Punky Brewster.

Claudia Forestieri (’14) is developing a comedy series with Zoe Saldana for HBO Max called The Gordita Chronicles. 

Mnelik Belilgne (’16) is developing a comedy pilot for FOX.

Eugene Cross (’17) was staffed on NBC’s mid-season comedy, Indebted.

Pamela Garcia Rooney (’18) was staffed on NBC’s drama, Council of Dads.

Marissa Lee (’18) was staffed on Netflix’s Firefly Lane immediately after completing our Writers on the Verge program.

Debby Wolfe (’11) developed her series Just Like Us, at CBS.

Pamela Garcia Rooney (’19) was a staff writer on Netflix’s Selena: The Series.

Brandon Margolis & Brandon Sonnier (’13) wrote and are executive producing untitles BAD BOYS TV spin off for NBC.

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.

SCENE SHOWCASE

Bria Samoné Henderson (’18) booked a recurring role on ABC’s The Good Doctor. 

Remi Nassar (’14) booked a series regular role on UTV’s drama pilot Echo. Also had a recurring guest role on NBC’s Good Girls.

Jen Tullock (’13) booked a leading role in Apple’s drama series Severance.

Warren Burke (’18) appears in a leading role on the Netflix series Family Reunion.

Jeff Torres (’16) booked a costar role on CBS’s FBI.

Bria Samoné Henderson (’18) booked a recurring role on FX’s limited series Mrs. America with Cate Blanchett.

Emayatzy Corinealdi (’10) booked a lead role on CBS’ limited series The Red Line.

Anna Enger Ritch (’14), remembered for her recurring role on NBC’s Chicago Med, was booked as a lead on ABC’s pilot New York Undercover.

Simone Missick (’12) booked a lead role on CBS’s legal drama pilot Courthouse following the final season of Luke Cage.

Jason Rogel (’13) booked a recurring role on Amazon’s Homecoming. 

Nikki Roberts (’18) booked a guest star role on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat.

Mona Mira (’18) booked a guest star role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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

Lynn Chen (’14) directed the film I Will Make you Mine that premiered at SXSW and is currently available on all streaming platforms.

Sara Amini & Emily C. Chang (’17) co-wrote two episodes for CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone.

Joey Marie Urbina (’18) booked a recurring role on Seal Team. 

Kimia Behpoornia (’17) booked a series regular role on NBC’s pilot Someone Out There. 

Tim Chiou (’13) booked a recurring role on CBS’s drama series Seal Team.

Emma Ramos (’18) booked a supporting role in the feature film, Gringa, directed by EJ Foerster.

Kemi Coutinho (’18) was staffed on season 3 of Step Up: High Water on Starz.

Simu Liu (’18) booked the leading role in Marvel’s first ever Asian superhero live action feature, Shang-Chi.

Simone Missick (’14) booked a lead role on CBS’s legal drama pilot Courthouse following the final season of Luke Cage.

Kemiyondo Coutinho (’18) booked a lead role on the UTV-produced anthology series Little America that debuted on Apple TV+.

Melinna Bobadilla (’18) booked a recurring guest star role on the finale season of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and played opposite Meryl Streep in the upcoming Netflix film Laundromat.

Emma Ramos (’18) booked a recurring role on New Amsterdam.

Tim Chiou (‘13) booked a recurring 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.

STANDUP NBC

Erik Rivera (’16) and Isaac Gonzalez (Writers on the Verge ’15) are developing an animated comedy series for Amazon Studios called Ricky & Cricket. 

Andre D. Thompson (’18) made his late night debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Erik Rivera (’16) booked his own HBO half hour special, Super White.

Jay Jurden (’18) booked his late night debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Dewayne Perkins (’17) was staffed on NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and he also filmed a Comedy Central special.

Mike E Winfield (’18) booked his second full-hour comedy special on Amazon Prime titled, Stepman.

Langston Kerman (’15) booked a series regular role in the second season of ABC’s Bless this Mess.

Joel Kim Booster (’14) booked a series regular role on NBC’s Kal Penn’s pilot, Sunnyside.

Michelle Buteau (’06) booked a role on NBC’s pilot, Saving Kenan.

Jess Salomon (’17) performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 

Michelle Buteau (’06) booked a leading role in BET’s dramedy First Wives Club.

T. Murph (’17) booked a recurring role on Hulu’s Woke.

Jourdain Fisher (’17) is staffed as a full time writer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Dulce Sloan (’15) joins the Daily Show with Trevor Noah as a correspondent.

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

Nadaa Sweiss (’13) is an Executive Producer on ABC’s Real People.

Mark Kramer (’16) is staffed on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Jonterri Gadson (’17) is staffed on NBC’s Making It.

Jenny Hagel (’13) is set to run Peacock’s The Amber Ruffin Show.

Eddie Mujica (’17) is staffed on NBC’s Connecting.

Greg Iwinski (’17) is staffed on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Pearce (’15) is staffed on Colbert’s animated series, Tooning Out.

Alison Tafel (’16) is staffed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Chloe Radcliffe (’18) is staffed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Jonterri Gadson (’16) is staffed on NBC’s daytime talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Robert Woo (’14) is staffed on NBC’s daytime talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Jonathan Giles (’18) is staffed on NBC’s late night show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh.

Mona Mira (’19) is staffed on NBC’s late night show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh.

Eliza Bayne (’13) was staffed on NBC’s comedy competition series Bring the Funny. 

Robert Woo (’14) was staffed on NBC’s competition series Making It for its second season, and NBC’s alternative series Small Fortune. 

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.

NBC & UCB SHOWCASE

Sasheer Zamata was cast on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

NBC / ABFF STAR PROJECT

Asha Kamali (’15) was upped to a recurring role on FOX’s music-themed drama series Star. 

Emayatzy Corinealdi (’10) booked a lead role on CBS’ limited series The Red Line.