MEET THE WIENERS

c. SGB 2019

AWARD-WINNING SCREENWRITER/AUTHOR/PLAYWRIGHT LATEST NEWS: The WGA named me a television WRITERS ACCESS PROJECT honoree in its equity and inclusion program headed by the fantastic team of Glen Mazzara, Eric Garcia, and Leo Chu. The pilot script that got me in was "Oedipus Tex" for THE SECRET WORLD OF DANNY LOPEZ, which was also nominated as best drama pilot script for the C21 International Drama Summit in London. I had my share of drama as well, when I broke my foot—but the NHS was fantastic and free! (And big thanks to Phil Mulryne, Script Supervisor on the BBC medical drama HOLBY CITY who took me to the hospital. It was great to have a medical professional on hand. Though I do wish the hair and makeup team had been with him.) ELEPHANT & CASTLE has been named Best Original Screenplay (London Independent Film Awards) and also received a Special Commendation for Unproduced Screenplays (British Independent Film Awards). The stage musical MR. CONFIDENTIAL continues its post-NYMF journey and the team now includes executive producers Ken Atchity and Chi Li Wong—with music by David Snyder and my book and lyrics. In the UK I'm working on a new tv project called THE GOSPEL OF JOSH.

MINI-BIO: Lots of secrets growing up. My ostensibly white mom had fake papers. I thought her name was Sally and her maiden name Mayfield. Her real name? Aracélia de la Gárza. Her family abandoned her across the Rio Grande when she was a kid and she was raised by a white family as their servant, taking their name. My dad came from a wealthy Texas family but embraced what he felt were worthy liberal causes—like brokering arms for the Palestinians when we lived in Egypt. He hustled the family all over the world, occasionally on the lam, sometimes just for fun. We lived in Cairo, Honolulu, Austin, Phoenix, Albuquerque, New York, Los Angeles, and Ft. Collins, Colorado. I've written and produced in multiple tv formats and genres, indie film, both musical and non-musical theater, and I am the author of three books.
Bobbies Girl
LIFE: My husband Ronald Shore and I have been together since 1994 and we co-founded BABYHEAD PRODUCTIONS in 1997. We've married each other three times now. The first was a non-legally binding ceremony performed by our rabbi in 1996 in LA. We married again in Canada in 2003 when it became legal there. Then for good measure we got legally married again in the United States in 2013 when Prop. 8 was struck down. We are exploring the possibility of marrying six more times on the six other continents. In 2016 I became a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) to a fantastic foster kid, I spent ten years heading a mentoring program for LAUSD high school writers, have facilitated rap groups for LGBTQ KIDS, and Ronald and I are being held hostage by three incorrigible DACHSHUNDS. Send help.
AWARDS: THE SECRET WORLD OF DANNY LOPEZ WGA Writers Access Program Honoree for Television Comedy; Nominee, C21 International Drama Summit Nominee Best Drama Pilot Script ELEPHANT & CASTLE London Independent Film Award Best Screenplay, Special Commendation British Independent Film Festival Best Unproduced Screenplay BOBBIE'S GIRL GLAAD Nominee Best TV Film; Emmy Nomination Bernadette Peters; Advocate Top Ten Television Events of the Year LULU eLit Silver Medal; Finalist: Int’l Book Award; Finalist:Next Generation Indie Award SILENT LIES Houston Int’l Film Festival Gold; Charleston International Film Festival Silver MR. CONFIDENTIAL (non-fiction book) Hermes Best Non-Fiction; Foreword Book of the Year Finalist MR. CONFIDENTIAL (stage musical) Anna Sosenko Trust Grant; NYMF Individual Performance UNCOMMON HEROES American Library Association Stonewall Book Award.