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in collaboration with The English Department, Hunter College (West Building) at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue

OCTOBER 22-25, 2015
October 24th, 2015 - 12 noon – 1 pm
Session 2A
Writing for Network Television
Writers: Cherien Dabis
Moderator/Writer: Sharbari Ahmed

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Cherien DabisCherien Dabis is an award winning film and television writer, director, producer and actor who received her M.F.A in Film from Columbia University. She began her career in television when she joined the writing staff of Showtime’s groundbreaking, original hit series THE L WORD in its third season. She wrote three episodes and was promoted from writer (2005-2006) to story editor (2006-2007) and co-producer (2007-2008) before going on to make her feature writing and directorial debut with AMREEKA.

She has been an advisor for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Labs in both Turkey and Jordan and has taught in the graduate film program at Columbia University as well as the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Cherien is currently a senior writer and producer for Quantico. 

Sharbari Z AhmedSharbari Z Ahmed is an award- winning writer of fiction, plays and screenplays. In 2015 she joined the writing team for "Quantico", a TV show on ABC.

Her debut short story collection The Ocean of Mrs. Nagai: Stories, was published by Daily Star Books in November of 2013. Her screenplay “Raisins Not Virgins” was accepted into the Tribeca All Access program held during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

Her fiction has appeared in various publications, including The Gettysburg Review, Caravan Magazine, Wasafiri, The Asian Pacific American Journal, Catamaran, and in the anthologies, A New Anthem (Tranquebar 2009) and Lifelines (Zubaan, 2012) and the political journal Inroads (Canada). 
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