LORELEI IGNAS (Creative)
Raised in Philly, Lorelei was a feminist from an early age, which did wonders for her social life as a teen. She graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, produced a number of off-off Broadway plays and then moved to LA to take the UCLA Professional Program for Television Writing. She also took classes at Script Anatomy.
Her work explores the darker side of human nature through a feminist lens. And lately, it’s been getting attention. In 2016/17, she became an NBC Writer on the Verge. She’s also been a finalist for the PGA Diversity Workshop and the Disney/ABC Writing Program. Her one-hour pilot Limerick was named to the 2017 WeForShe WriteHer List (the top unproduced pilots written by women), and the 2018 Bitch List, (the top unproduced scripts that pass the Bechdel Test). She currently has a pilot in development with AppleTree Pictures and A&E Studios. Lorelei is repped by UTA.
NATASHA M. HALL (Admin)
Brooklyn-bred but Barbados-baked, Natasha is an award-winning filmmaker and writer who explores the human psyche through magical surrealism and the supernatural.
She dual-majored at Syracuse University in Television and English Textual Studies. After a stint with the AmeriCorps Program teaching English at a failing Bronx middle school she won a scholarship through Script Magazine to attend Vancouver Film School’s one-year writing intensive, and currently works at HBO as support to all their programming.
Since moving to LA in 2012 and taking classes with Script Anatomy, she has placed in several writing competitions—2nd round of the Disney Writing Program 2013, semifinalist of PAGE 2015, winner of Scriptapalooza 2015 and several others. Most recently, she won Gold at the 2017 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest for her Stranger Things/Supernatural crossover spec.
She is repped by Brandy Rivers at Industry Entertainment.
JERRICA LONG (Social Media)
Jerrica is an LA based writer, comedian, and performer. Her comedy pilot, JerricaSays, was featured on The Bitch List, and she is currently a Writer’s Assistant on BET’s Being Mary Jane. In 2014 she completed Sony’s Brave New World Program, helmed by David Meritt, where 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.
GREG PAYTON (Creative)
The Kal-El of Crooklyn, Batman from Brooklyn, Greg Payton is a director, photographer and writer born out of New York City’s “School of Hard Knocks”. Through sheer force of will he went from the drug riddled streets, to NYU where he studied under Spike Lee, Sam Pollard, and Reed Morano.
His cut his teeth among the creatives of advertising giant, Havas, before joining the Mayor of New York’s office, creating content about the city’s tourism, cuisine and lifestyle. Upon moving to LA, he executed a digital series with reality series pioneer Bunim-Murray called Look Book, displaying the fashion and unique identities in New York, San Francisco and L.A..
He then teamed up with the mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, for whom Greg helped to launch a new era in music television, Revolt T.V. Working with Queen Latifah, Common, Mary J. Blige and Chadwick Boseman, he also won his first Key Art Award for his work with musician, Gary Clark, Jr.
Greg created Script Anatomy’s sizzle reel on the home page. And he continues to collaborate with artists, telling stories, and building brands directing short films and web series, and writing T.V. pilots.