This week, Gray Jones interviews Emmy and Golden Globe winner Kira Snyder, who has written and produced “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “The 100,” “Eureka,” and the feature film “Pacific Rim: Uprising.”
Kira Snyder Biography:
Kira Snyder most recently was Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner of “Demimonde,“ J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi drama for HBO, where she currently has an overall deal for television. Previously Kira was a writer and producer on “The Handmaid’s Tale” for Hulu, for which she has won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a PGA Award, and two WGA Awards. Kira also received nominations for the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Emmy and the USC Scripter Award for her Season 2 episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Holly,” and an Episodic Drama WGA Award nomination for her Season 4 episode “Testimony.”
Her other film and television work includes the blockbuster feature film “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” pilot scripts for Hulu, FX, and Amazon, “The 100” on the CW, “Incursion” for Starz, Syfy’s “Eureka” and “Alphas,” and the CBS vampire cult hit “Moonlight.”
“The Parish Mail” ebooks, Kira’s interactive Young Adult supernatural mystery series, are available for Kindle. Formerly a computer game designer, Kira has created games for Microsoft, the MIT Press textbook Rules Of Play, and Electronic Arts, including the seminal, award-winning alternate reality game “Majestic.”
Kira grew up in a Navy family and is a longtime mentor with the Veterans Writing Project at the Writers’ Guild Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two black cats.
Follow Kira on Twitter: @sugarjonze
Migrating to Hive Social? Follow @GrayJones.
Buying Final Draft screenwriting software? Use this link to support the podcast: tinyurl.com/BuyFinalDraft.
You can help with the ongoing costs of bringing these weekly podcasts to you by becoming a patron of the podcast – for as little as 25¢ per episode! There are many reward levels. CLICK HERE to find out more.
Buy Gray’s book for only $4.99! Look for it on Amazon – How To Break In To TV Writing: Insider Interviews.
Didn’t get your questions asked? Make sure you follow Gray on Twitter (@GrayJones) so you can get the scoop on who is being interviewed and how to get your questions in. Also check out our TV Writer Twitter Database to find Twitter addresses for over 1,200 TV writers. Find previous episodes and other resources at www.tvwriterpodcast.com.