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Carolyn Kras

Manager: Doorie Lee, 42 -


Carolyn Kras has developed projects for 20th TV Studio, Escape Artists, Welle, and more. She was named to ISA's List of "Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch." Her former experience working at a law firm influenced her writing as she enjoys telling stories of ambitious people in high-stakes conflicts. Her awards include the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters Lab, Alfred P. Sloan First Place Screenwriting Award, Visionary Playwright Award, New York Television Festival Official Selection, Plume & Pellicule Screenwriting Award, Middlebury Script Lab Selection, Hearst Creative Artist Fellowship, and a Fulbright to the United Kingdom. She has been a writer-in-residence at Ucross Foundation, Hawthornden Castle, Ragdale Foundation, and Anderson Center at Tower View. Her plays have been produced or developed at The Road Theatre Company, The Blank Theatre, Theatre 40, Pacific Resident Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left Theatre, Centenary Stage Company, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Williams Street Rep, Theater Masters, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and more. Carolyn is an alum of the NBC Page Program, Women in Film Mentorship Program, and Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre Program. She has a B.A. in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. Originally from Chicago, Carolyn is now based in LA.



Carolyn  Kras


(Teen Horror Feature - SCREAM meets CLUELESS)

The competition to get into college is killer…literally. When a masked murderer targets top students at a prestigious prep school, Senior Class President Ruby and her friends attempt to solve the mystery of his identity—but they have to hurry before they become the next victims.


(Romantic Dramedy Feature - DESK SET meets UP IN THE AIR)

When a major tech corporation flies international H-1B visa holders into the U.S. to cut costs by replacing its American staff, Maggie is directed to train Shen to take over her job. She's torn between sabotaging him to save her dream career and falling for him.


(TV drama/crime procedural - PEAKY BLINDERS meets BOARDWALK EMPIRE)

In the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, an escaped convict invents a new identity and joins the police department as the city struggles to rise from the ashes.

Character-driven, Female-centric, Medical, Crime, Procedural, Romantic, Horror, Historical/Alternative History



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