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Patricia K. Meyer

producer The Women of Brewster Place; Executive Producer This is My Life; writer/director/producer The List
With her passion for true crime stories and the tragicomic foibles of humanity, screenwriter/producer Patricia K. Meyer has written eight feature adaptations for the major studios, including Touchstone, for Martin Scorsese, and New Line for Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions. She has written miniseries and movies-of-the-week for CBS and NBC, and created and sold a one-hour drama series at CBS.

Over her career Meyer developed and executive produced six network television movies with Von Zerneck/Sertner Films. Her first production, the ABC 4-hour miniseries THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE, starring Oprah Winfrey, received an Emmy® nomination and an Image Award for Outstanding Miniseries. She also executive produced Nora Ephron’s directorial debut, THIS IS MY LIFE, for Twentieth Century Fox.

Meyer’s latest feature adaptation, INTO THE MYSTIC, and her new true crime series are being packaged. In addition, she has co-written an action drama with director J.K. Amalou, and they plan on producing the film in Wales in early 2020. Her period detective thriller, WAIKIKI, has just been optioned with a production target date of Spring 2020.

Meyer made her directorial debut with THE LIST, a short tragic-comedy she wrote and produced, and which screened at major film festivals. Her short, UNSPOKEN, has received numerous honors as well, including “Best of Fest” at Philadelphia’s First Glance.
Her first play, TURNAROUND, was performed at the Hothouse Series at the Pasadena Playhouse and the Blank Theater.

Meyer earned a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Boston University. After a decade as Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute Conservatory, she is enjoying her new position as Graduate Director of the Writing for the Screen and Writing & Producing for Television MFA programs and her fourth year as Clinical Professor of Screenwriting at LMU’s School of Film & Television. In the summer you can find her teaching script adaptation at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. Meyer is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.