About Moderators

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman 



Jeanne is the Editor and Online Community Manager of Script magazine, a screenwriting webinar instructor for The Writers Store in Burbank. Jeanne also is President of Implicit Productions where she wrote and produced the short film Impasse, as well as Executive Produced Gone Elvis. In 2013, she was honored with receiving the Spirit of Flyway Award from the Flyway Film Festival.

Her narrative adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name was selected as one of the Top 25 in Tracking Board's Feature Launch Pad Competition. The 10-hour limited series version of the same project is a PAGE Awards TV Pilot Drama Finalist as well as semi-finalist in Sundance Episodic Labs.

Her writing has also been selected as a Creative Screenwriting Expo Finalist, Quarterfinalist Final Draft Big Break and Slamdance, Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition Second Round, and the DC Women in Film’s Spotlight on Screenwriters.

She’s known for motivating writers in her Script magazine column, Balls of Steel, and speaks at screenwriting conferences and film festivals across the country. In 2018, she became a regular columnist for Writer's Digest, both online and in their print magazine. As a “Screenwriter Therapist,” Jeanne consults with writers on how to strengthen their online and offline networks as well as identifying the fears that block them from writing success and personal peace.


Website: jeannevb.com
Script magazine Balls of Steel
Twitter: @jeannevb


Zoey Rose



After having her short film PRELUDE banned from being shown at Modesto Junior College, Zoey decided that film school wasn’t for her. Fed up with the injustice, she quit her high paying job, sold her house (all of this against the better judgment of her parents) and moved to Hollywood, where she would pay more to rent a one bedroom apartment than a home she could call her own in California’s central valley. 

Zoey quickly landed on her feet writing and developing comedy bits for her short lived comedy troupe The Public Offender and produced the award-winning horror/western short "Ghost Town." 


With her knack for self-promotion and a bizarre sense of humor, her first job (not paying, mind you) was an internship for Suntaur Entertainment to help promote their upcoming film release. Through her passion and dedicated work ethic, she quickly rose through the ranks and is now the VP of Development at the up-and-coming indie production company. 


Besides her development work at Suntaur, Zoey has helped develop, produce, write and edit several web series, including "Mr. Hollywood," "Porntourage," and “Wave Goodbye,” has judged several screenwriting competitions (including American Accolades and Scriptapalooza) and has been a guest speaker at many screenwriting events (Sherwood Oaks College, the Horror Writers Association, Killercon, Great American Pitchfest). 


Zoey has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in LA, performs standup comedy all over town, and continues to write her own comedy scripts (which mainly address her unique view of gender while living as a transgender woman).
 

Zoey and Suntaur Entertainment do not accept any unsolicited queries at this time except through virtualpitchfest.com

Website: I Am Zoey Rose 
Twitter: @mszoeyrose


Jamie Livingston


Jamie Livingston writes novels as Jamie Lee Scott. She is a USA Today bestselling author of mysteries. 

Before her college professor submitted her case study assignment to Physician and Sports Medicine for publication, she never dreamed people actually got paid to write. What a revelation.

After spending two years as contributing writer for Crafts Business Magazine, writing feature articles, she decided to delve into the craft of fiction. She went from writing 2500 word articles to writing 70,000-word fiction. 

Jamie's books are available online, you can find them here.

She's now the author of three different mystery series and writes romantic comedy as Twist Roberts. She's a produced screenwriter and continues to write for the big screen and TV, even though she has deadlines looming for her novels.  

She muses about her writing life and plotting murders at www.jamieleescott.com, she’s also co-founder of Scriptchat on Twitter.As part of her Will Friday Food & Wine mystery series she shares recipesat www.adishinthyme.com

Website: www.jamieleescott.com/    www.jamieandco.com     www.twistroberts.com 
Twitter: @authorjamie


Sarah Newman


Sarah Newman's a writer based in New York City. She writes one-hour drama pilots, feature screenplays, and short fiction. Sarah was previously a co-moderator of #TVWriterChat.

Twitter: @SarahAlexis4