SCRIPT ANATOMY STAFF
LORELEI IGNAS (Creative)
Lorelei Ignas entered her Philadelphia kindergarten classroom a not only already a voracious reader but also performing Madonna’s early hits word-for-word, with choreography — early indications of her passion for story and spectacle. But, somewhere between an early childhood spent in blue-collar Philadelphia and an adolescence as an outspoken artsy kid in the suburbs alongside well-heeled bullies, Lorelei’s storytelling style became less Madonna, more Tarantino as her creative interests turned to outcasts, antiheroes (and antiheroines), and justified violence. A produced off-off Broadway playwright and director trained at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Lorelei’s professional theatre career spans over two decades (starting with her tour-de-force performance as the Dormouse in a children’s theater production of Alice in Wonderland at age 5) and has taken her around the globe, making stops in Philadelphia, New York, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Southern California before landing in Los Angeles to pursue Television Writing in 2013.
A former gender & sexuality studies scholar and feminist from an early age, which as you can imagine did wonders for her social life as a teen, Lorelei writes edgy, mysterious, character- driven drama that explores the darker side of human nature through a feminist lens. Lorelei could not be prouder to be a 2016/17 NBC Writer on the Verge. Her one-hour pilot, Limerick, which she developed in her very first Script Anatomy class, Televisionary Writers Workshop, was named to the 2017 WeForShe WriteHer List, a selection of the industry’s top unproduced pilot scripts written by women. She has also been a finalist for the PGA Diversity Workshop and the Disney | ABC Writing Program. Lorelei is repped by UTA and Rain Management Group.
NATASHA M. HALL (Admin)
Natasha M. Hall is a Brooklyn-bred yet Barbados-baked award-winning filmmaker and writer that explores the human psyche through the use of magical surrealism and the supernatural.
An All-American Scholar and member of the United States Achievement Academy, Natasha dual-majored at Syracuse University. Receiving a B.A., she studied Television (S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications) and English Textual Studies (School of Liberal Arts), graduating Magna Cum Laude. After traveling Europe, she was accepted into the AmeriCorps Program through Teach For America, instructing English at a failing Bronx middle school while obtaining her M.A. in the Teaching of English from Teachers College at Columbia University.
She received a full scholarship through Script Magazine to attend Vancouver Film School for their one-year writing intensive, and currently works at HBO as support to all their programming. After moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Natasha began taking classes at Script Anatomy.
Her drama pilot, “Phoenix,” garnered FOX’s attention through Glengarry Glen Ross’ Morris Ruskin, and she is a 2012 television writing fellow in The Guy Hanks and Marvin Miller Writing Program. Additionally, Natasha has placed in several writing competitions as a 2013 Disney Writing Program second-rounder, 2015 PAGE semifinalist, 2015 Scriptapalooza winner, top five finalist at 2015’s Final Draft Big Break, and was named as WeScreenplay’s Diverse Voices 2016 TV Winner.
JERRICA LONG (Social Media)
Jerrica Long is a Los Angeles based writer, comedian, and performer.
JerricaSays, her comedy pilot, was featured on The Bitch List, and she is currently a Writer’s Assistanton BET’s Being Mary Jane. In 2014 she completed Sony’s Brave New World Program, helmed by David Meritt. There she created and developed the sitcom pilot presentation, The New Rules. Her work has been featured on BuzzFeed, Issa Rae’s The Peak, The Root, and Blavity. In addition to writing, Jerrica performs stand-up, improv, and sketch comedy throughout Los Angeles at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Nerdist, The Pack Theatre, and Flappers.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Jerrica was invited to New York to intern at AMC/WEtv Networks. Her prior work experience includes office production assistant on the second season of Black-ish, and assisting various partners at CAA. Later this year she will launch HerComedy, an entertainment and lifestyle comedy platform for multicultural women.