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Julie Renah Sayres, M.F.A.

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Email: sayres@usc.edu
Work Phone: 213.740.3303
Office: SCA 335

Julie Sayres is a screenwriter currently working in Los Angeles whose television credits include Midnight Caller, Gabriel’s Fire and Beggars and Choosers. She was also a co-creator and supervising producer of the CBS one-hour drama, Four Corners.

She has also written many movies for television, including A Walton Easter, Dallas Reunion and the mini-series Knot’s Landing: Back to the Cul-de-sac. She currently has two feature films in development, one in the U.S. and the other in Brazil.

Aside from her work as a screenwriter, she’s also an adjunct professor of screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Loyola Marymount University Film School. She was awarded an M.F.A. in 2008 from Goddard College.