Meg LeFauve is an Oscar-nominated writer and Peabody award-winning producer. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for co-writing the script for Pixar’s INSIDE OUT, she also wrote the script for THE GOOD DINOSAUR which was nominated for a Golden Globe, and received a “story by” credit on the live action CAPTAIN MARVEL movie.
LeFauve has worked as a mentor for Meryl Streep’s writer’s lab, the Sundance Creative Producer Lab, and is a Board Member and returning participant at CineStory Script Sessions. LeFauve has taught at AFI and served as co-chair of the Graduate Producers Program at UCLA’s School of Film and Television, where she taught master level story and development classes for over seven years.
She began her film career as a producer and President of Egg Pictures, Jodie Foster’s film company. During that time, LeFauve produced films that were nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and was awarded a Peabody for Jane Anderson’s Showtime film, THE BABY DANCE.
Lorien McKenna is a former Pixar story manager who worked on such features as UP, BRAVE, INSIDE OUT, and THE GOOD DINOSAUR.
She is currently showrunning TAB TIME, a ½ hour YouTube series produced by Kids At Play.
Previously, Lorien has sold projects to Hulu/Rideback and NBC/WBTV. Lorien also wrote HOW TO SET A FIRE AND WHY, based on the book of the same name by Jesse Ball, for Straight Up Films.
Previously, she served as the Co-EP for Hulu's CURIOUS GEORGE series, and has written and developed projects for Disney Jr., Funko, and Netflix, as well as served as a producer for Paramount Animation where she oversaw development for WONDER PARK.
Lorien started her career as a playwright in the Bay Area where she founded Guilty Theater, and taught playwriting, Shakespeare, and theater at St. Mary’s College of California.
Jeff Graham is a writer, host, and digital media producer.
As a writer, he optioned a half hour comedy which was eventually produced. That pilot presentation was screened at multiple festivals and won an award of excellence from the 2014 Best Shorts Film festival, among others.
His coming-of age comedy feature SHIPLIFE was featured on Franklin Leonard’s Black List website in 2016.
Jeff co-created and hosted THE UNPRODUCED TABLE READ, a podcast on Maria Menounos’ online broadcast network, Popcorn Talk. The weekly podcast features readings of award-winning scripts by professional actors, followed by in-depth interviews with their writers. Among others, the show has featured Nicholl Winners, ATX Pitch-Fest Fellows, and Black List featured writers.
He wrote and directed a microbudget coming-of-age dramedy feature tentatively titled ALWAYS, LOLA which wrapped production in August for a 2022 festival rollout plan.
Originally from Queensland, Australia, Jess Fisher is a screenwriter and digital communications specialist.
After a decade of working in politics, Jess took the leap and left behind this career in order to focus more on the craft of screenwriting.
Having written and directed three of her own short films, as well as produced a suite of other forms of content, including a TikTok series, Jess recently graduated from an Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting at RMIT.
Starting out on The Screenwriting Life as an Intern, Jess has served as Producer for three episodes and has more recently come onboard as TSL's Social Media Manager.