Anita M. Cal
Anita’s life growing up on Seattle’s South Beacon Hill was a cross between The Wire and The Cosby’s.
She was attending debutante galas with her HBCU parents on the weekends and then hitching rides home from a friendly pimp after basketball practice.
Anita started putting her excursions into her writing, and she has since written, produced and line produced with brands including Universal Studios, TBS, KCAL, PBS, BET and Sci-Fi Channel. Her first screenplay,Fathers of God, won a Women in Film Best Screenplay, the Garry Marshall Best Screenplay Scholarship and reached the semi-finals of the Nicholl’s Fellowship. And in her last year of grad school, Anita wrote and produced the family dramedy, Kinfolks which landed her a development deal at Showtime.
Her writing career started as a journalist. She was an anchor for the University of Washington’s first broadcast news channel. Following a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism she joined the Seattle Times where she was paired with a Pulitzer Prize-winning mentor. Six months later, she was hired by the LA Times where for two years she covered car accidents, teacher strikes, and strong-arm robbery.
Changing tracks, she got an M.A. at CSUN in screenwriting, going on to get a doctorate from Pepperdine University. After her doctorate, Anita wrote, created and produced the TV Pilot drama, Beyond the Badge, which earned SeriesFest Drama Pilot Finalist honors. Shortly after, she began her career as a film professor, teaching film genre, screenwriting, creative development and producing at NYU Syracuse, and Chapman Universities.
She is currently represented by Verve and Industry Entertainment.
Anita is new to Script Anatomy, so testimonials will be coming soon!