During this workshop, Kristy Lowrey discusses screenwriting for various TV shows and how to break into the the industry. She shares her experience from starting as an assistant and landing staff writer job on various TV shows. Kristy is interviewed by Erica Milsom, who is a director and writer from Pixar, who most recently directed “Loop”.
MEET KRISTY LOWREY
Kristy is a Korean American screenwriter, who grew up in the deep south in a town of 700 people. Raised by a single father, she would describe her childhood as “a rural redneck upbringing”, forced to tag along on many hunting, fishing, and sport adventures until she was older. Kristy initially discovered screenwriting in college, first as a hobby, while she was working to obtain a degree in Health and Physical Education to become a coach and teacher. Soon the hobby grew to be very serious once she realized she had a love for storytelling.
After two years of coaching and teaching teenagers, Kristy made the leap from Arkansas to Los Angeles to pursue writing professionally. In 2014 she had her first small break when she landed a writers’ PA position on NBC’s SHADES OF BLUE. After two seasons as an assistant, she was staffed on SYFY’s 12 MONKEYS. Since then, Kristy has worked on shows such as: AMC’S INTO THE BADLANDS, Amazon’s ABSENTIA, and most recently FOX’s 911: LONESTAR. She’s known for writing dark, gritty character driven stories set around specific places and types of people.
Aside from writing, Kristy is involved in her husband’s car restoration business after having helped build her own car in their garage. And stays entertained keeping her 10 year old Siberian Husky from trying to eat her mildly annoying 8 month old Alaskan Malamute puppy that they’ve been stuck in quarantine with.