ML J
Writer #12097
Cary, NC
Joined 9/18/2015
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A graduate with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Arts degree in Education from the University of California at Berkeley, ML is a production professional & writer, assisting the producers of the Academy Award ® winning film, HUSTLE & FLOW and the CBS Paramount television series, "Cuts." As a freelancer in 2010, she co-wrote an episode of the situation comedy, "Let's Stay Together" (BET). In 2006, ML scripted what was then the highest-rated half-hour comedy in cable-television history. In addition to writing scripts, she also writes, edits and proofs treatments, blogs, white papers, business plans and prospectuses, brochures, newsletters - you name it!

ML recently completed GoCode in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica. GoCode is a travel-focused software development program where she explored HTML, CSS, Bootstrap (and the beaches of Costa Rica) while learning the fundamental principles of Python, SQL and JavaScript. Through self-study, she is expanding her knowledge of SEO and Scrum and seeks opportunities to combine her experiences in sports, tech, entertainment, education and leadership.
White Paper
Brochure
Education
Sports
Newsletter Content

Specialties

Scriptwriting (film and tv), Higher Education, Urban Education, Athletics, Mental Health

Interests

film and television production, travel, reading, football, basketball, cooking, music

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Coursework included: Leadership Seminar, Honors Creative Writing (Poetry), Honors Afro-American Literature, Introduction to Screenwriting, Advanced Screenwriting, Documentary Production Seminar

University of California at Berkeley

Emphasis on the cultural study of sports in education. Completed Master's seminar paper, "Black Male Intercollegiate Athletes: Utilization of Mental Health Care and Recommendations for Services, Programs & Personnel"

Coursework included: Urban Education, Qualitative Research Seminar, Masters Paper Seminar, Student-Athlete Development

University of Alabama at Birmingham

As a non-degree seeking student sought further knowledge regarding community mental health counseling, earning "A" grades in "Lifespan Human Development" and "Foundations of Substance Abuse."

Sports

3 Projects Completed

From serving as an active student-athlete support volunteer throughout high school and then as an athletic academic advisor for student-athletes on the Division I, collegiate level, ML has numerous years of experience with sports - as a professional, as a close-up-in-person observer and spectator, and as translator to her women friends who can't understand their significant others' fascination with sports.

Education

3 Projects Completed

Master of Arts in Education, Language and Literature & Society and Culture, with an emphasis on the Cultural Study of Sports in Education from the University of California at Berkeley.

Newsletter Content

5 Projects Completed

As a staff writer for a property management company, ML wrote stories for their newsletter under her own byline, as well as ghost-writing stories for the company's management.

Brochure

2 Projects Completed

As a staff writer for a property management and investment company, ML wrote the content regarding the Fort Lauderdale metro area for an offering memorandum of a privately syndicated commercial investment opportunity.

Content produced included:
Physical Boundaries, Area Description, New Development, Hotel Renovations,
Local Residential Demographics, New City Infrastructure, Links and Resources, Press Releases & Articles.

Excerpted is the content for the Area Description.

White Paper

0 Projects Completed

Written for a production company, which eventually produced 50 episodes of a half-hour comedy in the basic-cable space.

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