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M.M.

Kagan
• Contact through mmkagan.com •

TV, FILM, WEB, RADIO

Writer – CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase 2018
• Wrote original content for annual industry showcase; chosen from thousands of applicants

TV Pilot Writer – Whoop Inc. (Whoopi Goldberg)/Mana Contemporary
• One of five writers selected for inauguaral professional development program to write a TV pilot.

Creator & Writer – SubmittingLikeAMan.com
• Viral blog about bias in the entertainment industry read over 15K times in 59 countries.

Founder & Producer – TFIF Festival
• Grassroots activist festival in Mar. 2017 for under-represented artists to respond to current events. Featured
27 shows in 18 cities internationally, presenting work by over 140 writers to 2,000+ audience members.

Head Writer & Editor – Whyzz.com
• Wrote over 850 pieces for 50+ content categories, developing the site’s tone & style and constructing
content areas from the ground up. Oversaw and edited dozens of freelance writers and contributors.

Webisode Writer – Big Cat Entertainment
• Chosen for the New Writer’s Initiative to write a comedic animated episode of My Moodies.

Writer – The Book of Esther Radio Play
• Wrote voiceover/story for strong female narrator for a musical radio adaptation of the Book of Esther.

LIVE THEATER, SCRIPTS, SKETCH COMEDY (SELECTED CREDITS)

• Artificial Intelligence – Ammunition Theatre Company, Los Angeles
• Hi, Princess: 12 Variations on a Catcall – Dixon Place & SAIPAF Fest; Winner: Most original play
• Play Chunks! – Ars Nova, ANT Fest: The All New Talent Festival
• Puppet Love – Festival Finalist & Honorable Mention for Best Show, The American Globe
• Monotone Poncho Spatula – Set In Stone Showcase, as in NY Times; Manhattan Theatre Source

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Improv – Founder & team captain of Dim-prov, improv in the dark
• Write Out Front – Installation of working writers in the storefront of Drama Book Shop, NYC
• 10x10 Professional Development Series – Selected by Little Miss Sunshine producers, Big Beach Films

EDUCATION

NYU Tisch, Dramatic Writing Dept. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing & Africana Studies, with honors.
• Studied TV writing with Charlie Rubin (Seinfeld, In Living Color, Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Guy Nicolucci
(Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), and Patty Marx (SNL).

University of the Witwatersrand, School for the Arts (Johannesburg, South Africa)

SPECIAL SKILLS

Speaks American Sign Language, French, Hebrew, and Zulu (really). Knows a lot about bears (not really).