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Julie Benson

writer Wu Assassins, The 100, DC Comics Batgirl, Birds of Prey comic, Green Arrow comic; co-producer Untitled Star Trek Animated Series for Nickelodeon
Shawna and Julie are a sister writing team who not only share the same birthday (three years apart), but also a love of genre TV/Film and Comics. That love inspired their move from the cornfields of Illinois to sunny Los Angeles to pursue careers in screenwriting.

The Benson Sisters penned episodes of the Emmy award-winning web series EMMA APPROVED and landed their first staff job on CW’s THE 100. After three seasons writing on that critically-acclaimed series, they went to work on Netflix’s WU ASSASSINS (airing summer 2019). Alongside their TV career, they worked with DC Comics on the popular 2016 REBIRTH launch writing BATGIRL AND THE BIRDS OF PREY, followed by a run on GREEN ARROW.

Shawna spent thirteen years as an IT tech and project manager for Disney, loves travelling, and is a practicing oenophile who excels at sniffing and swirling. Julie rescued an Ewok-like dog, loves listening to podcasts on her noise cancelling headphones, and wishes she bought them years ago to drown out the relentless construction next door