Resume

ELLEN THOMPSON


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About
Award-winning writer with a background in improv, sketch comedy, and production and an incurable passion for rescue pets


Achievements

   Sitcom Writing (Pilot: “Hipster’s Paradise”)

  • Winner Acclaim Scripts TV Pilot Competition
  • Official Selection (Staged Reading) LA Scripted Comedy Festival
  • Official Selection (Staged Reading) Cake Batter’s Funny Women Festival

   Screenwriting (Dramedy: “Ronnie & Starr”)

  • Top 15% Nicholls Fellowship
  • Finalist Moondance International Film Festival
  • Quarterfinalist Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition

   Screenwriting (Romantic Comedy: “Anna Begins”)

  • Finalist La Femme Film Festival Screenplay Competition

   Screenwriting/Sketch Comedy

  • 2 Short Films Produced: “The Self Destruction of Lauren Robbs” & “9 to 9”
  • 3 Comedy Sketches Produced: “Schooled,” “Pitching a Tent,” and “Maid of Honor”

Skills

  • Legal Writing
  • Video Editing
  • Script Coverage
  • Script Breakdown
  • Final Draft  
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Typing 60 WPM


Employment History

Producer’s Assistant   Fleuron Films, Los Angeles, CA     2008 – present
Gallery Manager    Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  2007 – 2011
Studio Manager    Heavenspot, Los Angeles, CA  2006 – 2007
Operations Manager  Beantown Productions, Los Angeles, CA 2003 – 2006
Writer/Video Editor     Hadassah, New York, NY       2002 – 2003
     

Education

BFA, Drama NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY 1998
Conservatory Graduate Second City Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 2009
Paralegal Certificate,

with Distinction

UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA

 

2018