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Wed, Nov 15



Script to Emmy Nomination

Writer, director, and actor Sonja O'Hara details how she took her script "Doomsday" from Catalyst Content Festival Outstanding Drama Script winner to an AMC/Shudder produced limited series and a Daytime Emmy nomination.

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Script to Emmy Nomination
Script to Emmy Nomination

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Nov 15, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST


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Sonja O'Hara is an Emmy-nominated writer, director and actor represented by WME and The Gotham Group. She was selected as one of the “10 Filmmakers To Watch” by Independent Magazine, chosen by a jury from MovieMaker Magazine, the Sundance Institute and Austin Film Festival. Past recipients include Barry Jenkins of MOONLIGHT. Sonja created the Shudder limited series DOOMSDAY (trailer here) which was described by Indiewire as, “Part 'Midsommar,' part 'Yellowjackets,' Daytime Emmy–nominated limited series “Doomsday” promises salvation in the sexiest — and scariest — way possible.” Sonja directed the Lionsgate's movie MID-CENTURY (trailer here) which featured Academy Award nominee Bruce Dern & Stephen Lang of AVATAR, and is currently streaming on Peacock. She also directed the movie adaptation of the Japanese video game ROOT LETTER (written by Tribeca Film Festival Narrative Prize winner David Abeltoft). She has been a Guest Speaker at festivals around the world, including SXSW and SeriesFest. To check out her directing reel, please visit:

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