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Cindy McCreery

Moderator; writer Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove, Steven King's Haven, Seventh Day, Parker; Disney/ABC Feature Writing Fellow; Professor UT Austin

Cindy McCreery is an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin.  Previously she taught screenwriting at UC Santa Barbara and The UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting.  She is a graduate of the Walt Disney/ABC Feature Writing Fellowship program and has sold feature projects to New Line Cinema, Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, National Geographic Films, Warner Brothers, MGM and most recently Branded Entertainment.   She has also written two original movies for The Disney Channel and is currently writing an adaptation of "The Ugly Duckling" for Branded Entertainment.  In the Spring of 2014 she co-wrote two episodes of the SyFy series, “Haven” based on Steven King’s short story, “The Colorado Kid”.  In the Fall of 2015 she sold to TNT the one hour drama pilot, “PARKER” based on the Richard Stark/Donald Westlake Novels.  In January of 2016, she and her TV-writing partner, Scott Shepherd were hired to adapt the book, The Seventh Day (written by Shepherd) for Televisa USA.  They co-wrote all ten episodes.  In June 2016, NBC bought a one-hour-drama horror pilot pitch from McCreery and Shepherd.