Julie Anne Wight is a screenwriter and an award-winning children’s book author. Whether it's a sci-fi future journey or characters redefining family with a little help from science and unfathomable predicaments, her work is tied together with thorough world building and relatable, engaging characters.
As big sister of five in her own non-traditional family, her role as a storyteller was solidified at an early age. She wrote her first children’s book at age six, and wrote and directed her first scripted, sci-fi drama series AESCULAPIA at 19 for the campus TV station at Central Michigan University, where she received her BFA in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. She went on to receive an MFA in Film from Florida State University.
Julie began her professional film and TV career in development at Trillion Entertainment under Kathryn Tyus-Adair (Current SVP, Original Programming at Starz). Her first professional writing opportunity came in 2012 when she began collaborating with the storybook app, FARFARIA, for whom she’s written over 40 illustrated children’s books, including “Sofia’sFlower,” winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award.
Since completing UCLA’s Professional Program in Writing for Television, Julie has co-written two episodes of the TV drama 5TH WARD for Allblk.tv. In 2019, Julie’s feature comedy script MY CLONE’S AN A-HOLE was optioned by National Lampoon.