BIO & AWARDS
My name is Luísa Parnes. I lived in the United States as a child, while my parents were pursuing their PhDs. I returned to Brazil at age 7. I graduated Law School in Brazil in 2008 but never practiced a day in my life. I have since worked exclusively with film and television, more specifically in content development, through a company I co-own in Rio de Janeiro. ln 2010, I moved to New York, after being the only International Student accepted into the MFA program for Dramatic Writing at Tisch School of The Arts/NYU.
I now live permanently in New York with my husband, my baby daughter, my White German Shephard and my Jack Russel Mix.
Awards and Accolades include: Top 15% Nicholls Fellowship; Award of Merit: Women’s Independent Film Festival; 3rd Place : LA Screenplay 2012; Quarterfinalist: Scriptapalooza, Feature-film screenplay category; Finalist: Fusion Film Festival 2012 in the Feature-length Screenplay category; Top 5%: Warnes Bros. Writers’ Fellowship 2012; Finalist: Scriptapalooza Television Writing competition 2011; 1 hour-drama Spec category; Finalist: Dr. Floyd Gaffney National Playwriting Competition, 2012; Two-time Quarterfinalist: NexTv Writing Competition; Play selected and produced at the 10-minute Play Festival of the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing; Second Round of Consideration: Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, 2013.