Writer, on VIDA

Nancy C. Mejía is a director/writer born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She was awarded the 2014 Latino Film Fund Seed Grant and 2015 Latino Screenwriting Project Fellowship, a lab organized with consulting support from the Sundance Institute. Her short, Mateo, about a Latino teen’s fraught relationship with his abusive father, aired on El Rey Network in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month; and her dramatic screenplay Jennifer’s Tigers, a coming-of-age story following a relationship between an African-American girl and a Caucasian girl in the American South in the mid-20th century, was selected as part of NALIP 2015 Diverse Women in Media Residency Lab and a 2014 quarterfinalist for the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. She is first-generation Salvadoran-American and endeavors to explore and share authentic portrayals of diverse, overlooked communities. She is also a 2017-18 AFI Directing Workshop for Women Fellow. Currently, Nancy is a writer on Vida, a new series on Starz.

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