Maya Perez

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We’re sitting down with Maya Perez this week.  The screenwriter & producer of the PBS TV series, On Story will be talking about On Story II: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films  released last month by University of Texas Press.

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maya-perezMaya Perez holds a BA from Vassar College and an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at The University of Texas. She is co-editor of the books  On Story II: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films (University of Texas Press, 2016)  and  On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft (University of Texas Press, 2013).

Maya is a board member of the Austin Film Festival, working as a producer on of their Emmy Award-winning television series On Story, which just wrapped up its sixth season on PBS.

Maya is also a former Michener Fellow, Sundance Screenwriters Intensive Fellow, New York Stage & Film Emerging Filmmaker, and was named one of MovieMaker and Austin Film Festival’s “25 Screenwriters to Watch” for 2016. As a fiction writer, her stories have appeared in The Masters Review and Electric Literature.

Maya lives in Austin with her husband, artist Johnny Walker, and their daughter.


on-story-screenwriters-filmmakers-their-iconic-films-2016About On Story II: Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films

Award-winning screenwriters and filmmakers, including Ron Howard, Callie Khouri, Jonathan Demme, Ted Tally, Jenny Lumet, and Harold Ramis, discuss their careers and iconic films in lively conversations from the acclaimed PBS series On Story. The Austin Film Festival (AFF) has transcribed the best of these conversations and published them in the 2013 book On Story—Screenwriters and Their Craft and in the new book On Story—Screenwriters and Filmmakers on Their Iconic Films with a foreword by James Franco.

on-story-screenwriters-their-craft-2013About On Story: Screenwriters and Their Craft



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