Author: Felicia Pride

Felicia Pride began her writing career as an entertainment journalist, nearly twenty years ago. She went on to write several books, including a YA novel and the essay collection, The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs. In between, she worked in book publishing, taught as an adjunct professor, and started and closed a film marketing firm. Three years ago, the Baltimore native moved to Los Angeles to pursue film and television writing. By day, she worked as a film distribution exec, and in 2016, she was selected as a Film Independent Screenwriting Fellow. Her feature film REALLY LOVE is currently in post-production and is being produced by MACRO. In 2017, she was selected for NBC’s Writers on the Verge. Most recently, she sold a pilot to Universal Cable Productions and was a staff writer on Ava DuVernay’s QUEEN SUGAR. She holds an M.A. in writing from Emerson College and is founder of The Create Daily, a community she started in 2012 to help underrepresented storytellers create full-time.

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but you’re not too old. I moved to LA from DC at 35 years old. A lot of folk thought I was nutty to try to capture my film / TV dreams at such an age. That’s because they would never, so they projected their fear on me. Thank goodness I’m stubborn, which is a skill I’ve perfected with age. My stubbornness is targeted, focused, and intentional. I’ve been in LA for four years. And in that time, I sold a film, sold a television pilot, and was staffed. Folk wonder how…

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