Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold seventy-five screenplays, thirty of which have been produced. She has been nominated for the Emmy, W.G.A., Humanitas, Oregon Book Award, Drammy, and Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Her works include Buffalo Girls (miniseries, starring Anjelica Huston, nominated for 11 Emmys);  I Know My First Name is Stephen (for which she was Emmy nominated); and Mark Twain and Me starring Jason Robards (Emmy, Best Children’s Program).  Whitcomb has created roles for Martin Sheen, Ellen Burstyn, Liev Schreiber, Gena Rowlands, and many others. Her plays for theatre include Lear’s Follies, The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock, and Parnassus on Wheels. Her most recent screenwriting book is The Heart of the Film. She teaches screenwriting locally and takes a group of writers on a trans-Atlantic writing cruise every spring.

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