"For far too long, diverse characters have been reduced to one-dimensional stereotypes who exist in the background, without any of the complexity or nuance that people like myself or my friends have in real life. My goal as a writer is to flesh out these characters and move them and their stories to the forefront so people who feel underrepresented can see themselves authentically on-screen."
Emily Harper is a writer whose most successful scripts involve one of two things: the ethical dilemmas of modern technology or talking cats. She is a current cat lover and former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer. Her innovative ideas on how to shoot the Democratic National Convention were called a “wonderful respite from the typically endless torrent of Trump” by Refinery29.
Emily’s been a producer on a smorgasbord of TV shows. She was a producer on an Emmy nominated episode of Key and Peele, got to spend the night at Disneyland producing a shoot with Elton John, and her favorite memories after 8 MTV Video Music Awards all have to do with Beyonce.
In 2018 she was a finalist for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Impact program, and currently has an animated project in development with Daria’s co-creator, Susie Lewis, and Stun Creative.
She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she was a Dance major and Film/TV Producing minor. She lives in Los Angeles with her girlfriend Laura and their two cats Riley and Hannah.