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Lorraine Sullivan began her career at Lionsgate in Los Angeles and then was responsible for French film acquisitions at CANAL + in Paris. In 2010, she moved to the UK and created the first London TV series festival. From 2013 to 2016, she was director of Serial Eyes and created the first European training course for writing and TV series production in partnership with the Berlin Film School, the London Film School and the Danish Film School. She also joined Frank Spotnitz to work for development at Big Light.
Sarah Treem is a celebrated television writer, producer and playwright. Treem is the co-creator and showrunner of the Golden Globe-winning Showtime drama THE AFFAIR. The series has received 4 Golden Globe nominations during its run, including wins for Best Television Drama, Best Actress in a Television Drama, and Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama. Additionally, the show has received a Writer’s Guild nomination for Best New Series and was named a finalist for the 2016 Humanitas Prize.
Previously Treem wrote for and co-executive produced the first season of David Fincher's hit Netflix series HOUSE OF CARDS. She also wrote on all three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series IN TREATMENT. Additionally, Treem wrote and produced HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA while under an overall deal at HBO.
In addition to her Golden Globe win for Best Television Drama for THE AFFAIR, Treem’s work has earned her nominations for the Humanitas Prize, Primetime Emmy Awards and four Writers Guild Awards, including two wins for New Series for HOUSE OF CARDS and IN TREATMENT.
Treem began her career in the theater, most recently writing WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID, which ran in summer 2014 starring Cherry Jones and directed by Pam MacKinnon. Her previous plays include A FEMININE ENDING, THE HOW AND THE WHY, EMPTY SKY, ORPHAN ISLAND, HUMAN VOICES and MIRROR MIRROR.
Treem holds a B.A. and M.F.A from Yale University, where she has also taught playwriting. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her children.
Martie Cook has more than three decades of experience as a respected writer and producer of television and film. She has worked for ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS as well as for Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and Universal Studios. Currently, she teaches film and television writing at Emerson College in Boston, one of the premier film schools in the United States.
A member of the Writers Guild of America West, Cook has written for hit television shows such as the top-ten Nielsen rated Full House, Rysher Entertainment's crime drama, One West Waikiki, the cult classic, Charles in Charge, and the nontraditional family comedy, Joe's Life. Most recently, Cook served as a consulting producer on a comedy pilot that she sold off a pitch to Warner Bros., Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and NBC.
As a writer/producer Cook’s credits include, Entertainment Tonight, America's Most Wanted, NBC Nightly News, The Today Show, Better Homes and Gardens and the PBS Emmy-award winning children's show Zoom. Her first dramatic screenplay, Zachary's Truth was a finalist in the prestigious Chesterfield Writers Film Program and in the Massachusetts Screenwriting Competition, before being optioned by Universal Studios. Her second screenplay, Hit & Run was optioned by Alan Barnette Productions at Universal Studios.
Cook is author of the critically acclaimed book, Write To TV: Out of Your Head and Onto the Screen, 2nd edition (Focal Press) used by professional writers, in college classrooms, and by budding writers alike.
Cook is the creator and director of Emerson College’s BFA in Comedic Arts, a first of its kind program in the United States. She is also the co-creator of Emerson’s low residency MFA in film and television writing.
Martie Cook’s current writing projects include a comedy pilot, Boomerang, and 66.6, a limited series thriller.