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David A. Lee

Daniel and David — members of the Writers Guild of Canada — are a team on and off the page. They have been hired to write, or have had optioned, a wide variety of screenplays.


As awards show writers, David and Daniel have written more than 65 scripts for benefit galas, including 12 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards, six GLAAD Media Awards (two televised on Bravo), six Outfest Legacy Awards, and two Love in Action telethons for the Los Angeles LGBT Center, televised on KTLA.


The pair began their film and TV career as staff writers for the final season of MTV's UNDRESSED, executive produced by award-winning director Roland Joffé. Their work on that series earned a GLAAD Media Award for Most Outstanding Daily Drama.


Montreal-born Daniel (a Canada-U.S. dual citizen) and native New Yorker David (a landed immigrant in Canada) were married in 2004.


Daniel is a freelance journalist who regularly contributes to the Los Angeles Times awards season supplement The Envelope, among many other publications.


David is an award-winning professional photographer whose work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest, and Dwell. The couple served as the co-vice chairs of the WGA’s LGBT Writers Committee from 2006 to 2016. They are represented by attorneys Michael Donaldson, Lisa Callif, and Chris Perez of Donaldson Callif Perez in Beverly Hills.

non-WGA

Male, LGBTQ+, Over 40, Over 55

David A. Lee

BECOMING BARBRA

(Biopic)

Based on biographer William J. Mann’s best-seller, this story is set between 1960 and 1965, during which time the icon went from unknown Brooklynite to the toast of Broadway in Funny Girl. More than a dozen classic Streisand hits are featured.

SEX-CRIME PANIC

(Drama)

Based on Neil Miller’s non-fiction book of the same name, this story is about how — following the brutal rapes and murders of two children in 1955 Sioux City, Iowa — 20 gay men were committed to a state mental hospital “until cured.”


SACRED

(Limited Series)

Set in small-town, Catholic French Canada in the early 1960s, this true story revolves around a devout young schoolmistress who falls in love at first sight with a priest on the day of his ordination. Once pregnant, they battle society, their respective families, and Pope Paul VI in Rome in an effort to stay together. 


Character-driven, Female-centric, Queer, Romantic, Psychological, Limited Series, Satire

Male, LGBTQ+, Over 40, Over 55

unrepped

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