Short Forms Competition Jury

Sam Shaw is the Co-Creator of Castle Rock, for which he won a Writers’ Guild of America Award for best original limited series.
His prior television credits include WGN America’s critically-acclaimed atomic bomb drama Manhattan, which he created, wrote, and executive produced, and Showtime’s Masters of Sex, among others.

Prior to his work in TV, Sam’s fiction and journalism appeared on This American Life and in numerous publications and anthologies, including Best American Mystery Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best American Sports Writing, and Best American Essays.

He is currently developing the series “The Devil in the White City” produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.