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Colette Freedman

Antioch University Los Angeles

Colette Freedman is an internationally produced playwright with over 50 produced plays and musicals. Her play Sister Cities has been produced around the country and internationally, including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur), Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle), and Australia. She also wrote the novel and the film which stars Jacki Weaver and Alfred Molina. She has authored ten books and is currently working on her eleventh. In collaboration with New York Times best-selling author Michael Scott, she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows  (Tor/Macmillan) Her other novels include The Affair and The Consequences (Kensington), Anomalies with Sadie Turner (Select Books) and I Wrote That One, Too with Steve Dorff (Backbeat Books). She also wrote the film And Then There Was Eve which won best feature at the LA Film Festival 2017 and co-produced the film Quality Problems, which won several film festivals. Her film Miles Underwater is currently in post-production, as well as her film 7,000 Miles starring Wendie Malick about Amelia Earhart. She has produced and co-written several over a dozen Lifetime thrillers with Brooke Purdy. Colette has several scripts in development, including Joint VentureScattering Rachel, and The Last Bookstore, which won Grand Prize at the CWA awards, We Screenplay’s Diverse Voices, Best SciFi Feature Action on Film, and Richmond International Film Festival. Currently, her musical Serial Killer Barbie (Heuer Publishing) is gearing up for a tour of New Zealand, and Mozart the Musical, which she conceived of with Tegan Summer, is set to play at Carnegie Hall in October 2022.

Educational History

  • Colgate University MAT
  • Haverford College BA

  • The Thirteen Hallows (Tor/MacMillan Publishing)
  • Serial Killer Barbie (Heuer Publishing)
  • Sister Cities (Heuer Publishing)
  • The Affair (Kensington Publishing)
  • The Consequences (Kensington Publishing)
  • Anomalies (Select Books)
  • I Wrote That One, Too (Backbeat Books)
  • The Last Bookstore (Metamorfic Publishing)
  • The Reluctant Fairy Godmother (Metamorfic Publishing)
  • Tennis Dates (Outskirts Press)
  • “And Then There Was Eve” won Best Film at Los Angeles Film Festival
  • “Quality Problems” won Best Film at Texas Women’s Film Festival and Audience award at Hell’s Half Mile Film Festival
  • “First to the Egg” won grand prize at Urban shorts festival
  • “Ellipses…” won best play at Palm Springs Theatre Festival
  • “The Last Bookstore” won Grand Prize at the CWA awards, We Screenplay’s Diverse Voices, Best SciFi Feature Action on Film and Richmond International Film Festival.
  • As a commercial director, has won 8 Telly, Addy, Vision, Summit International and Communicator awards.
  • WGA, SAG, Dramatist’s Guild
Colette Freedman

Dramatic Writing Program Officer,

MFA in Creative Writing Program


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