Kit Steinkellner

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Kit Steinkellner
Born1986 (age 32–33)
United States
OccupationPlaywright, Screenwriter
NationalityAmerican
Notable worksPlay Quince (2014)
TV series Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015)
TV series Sorry for Your Loss (2018)
Years active2015–present

Kit Steinkellner (born 1986) is an American playwright and screenwriter. She is best known for the 2018 Facebook Watch series Sorry for Your Loss and her award-winning comic Quince.[1][2] She previously wrote on the Amazon Studios period drama Z: The Beginning of Everything, and was nominated for the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics in 2018.[3]

Background and education[edit]

Steinkellner, raised in Santa Barbara, California[4], graduated in 2004 from Dos Pueblos High School. She received her BFA in theatre from Westmont College in 2008, and her MFA from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.[5]

Career[edit]

While at University of California, Los Angeles, Steinkellner began writing plays, culminating in the 2008 production of Quixotic by The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble. Her plays Adeline's Play and The Good Prisoner were also produced by the prestigious troupe.[6][7]

In 2015, she was hired as a staff writer on the Amazon Studios TV series Z: The Beginning of Everything.[8]. In 2016, she sold a pilot entitled Widow to Showtime. That pilot eventually became Sorry for Your Loss, which Facebook ordered to series on February 9, 2018, and premiere on their Facebook Watch platform on September 18, 2018.[9][10][11][12]

On December 13, 2018, it was announced that Sorry for Your Loss had been renewed for a second season, with Steinkellner remaining as the show runner.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facebook Orders Dramedy Series Starring Elizabeth Olsen". Deadline.
  2. ^ "YOUR TV GUIDE to Creating Original IP: Kit Steinkellner and Quince". ScriptMag.
  3. ^ ""Leon: Protector of the Playground" Wins The 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity". MultiversityComics.
  4. ^ "Giddy for 'Your Loss' Hometown Girl Kit Steinkellner Creates, Writes New Facebook Watch Series". The Santa Barbara Independent.
  5. ^ "Shabby Armor". Daily Bruin.
  6. ^ "The War Within Us". LA Weekly.
  7. ^ "Blank Theatre Announces Young Playwrights Festival Winners". Broadwayworld.
  8. ^ "Z: The Beginning of Everything Cast and Crew Credits". IMDB.
  9. ^ Zeitchik, Steven (September 11, 2018). "Facebook is getting into the high-end streaming game — with a show about a grieving widow". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Otterson, Joe (March 1, 2018). "'The Last Jedi' Star Kelly Marie Tran Joins Elizabeth Olsen Facebook Series (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  11. ^ Nemetz, Dave (March 1, 2018). "Star Wars Breakout Kelly Marie Tran to Star in Elizabeth Olsen Facebook Series". TVLine. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  12. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (August 3, 2018). "Fall 2018 TV Preview: Your Complete Guide to the Season's Premieres". Esquire. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  13. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn C. (December 13, 2018). "Facebook Renews 'Sorry For Your Loss,' 'Five Points,' 'Huda Boss,' 'Sacred Lies'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 13, 2018.

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