Susan Lerner

is a TV screenplay writer, who spent many years practicing law as her day job and pursuing creative projects in her free time. She studied modern dance with Daniel Nagrin, Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolai, and Martha Graham Dance companies. She studied improv at the Magnet Theater and Uprights Citizens Brigade and performed with Indie teams in NYC.

She studied fiction writing with Ellen Feldman (The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank) and wrote short stories about the joys and misery of being single in NYC, and life as the daughter of immigrants.

She went on to write two novels, two TV Pilot Screenplays for Limited Drama Series, and is currently developing her first Comedy Pilot.




DANGEROUS CHOICES, TV Pilot for a Limited Series

LOGLINE: In 1937 Poland, an impoverished young Jewish woman fights both rising antisemitism and a scheming matchmaker in her quest for independence.

AWARDS: WeScreenplay TV Pilot Contest: 2020: Semifinalist Miami Screenplay Awards, 2021: Semifinalist Los Angeles International Screenplay Competition, 2020: Quarterfinalist Chicago Screenplay Awards, 2021.Quarterfinalist,

CROSSING OVER, TV Pilot for a Limited Series

LOGLINE: In the late 1980s, as the intifada sends shockwaves across the world, an idealistic Jewish premed student falls for a talented Palestinian doctor, and is drawn into a world of intrigue that tests her limits and challenges her core beliefs.

AWARDS: WeScreenplay TV Contest 2021: Quarterfinalist, Miami Screenplay Awards, 2021, Semi-finalist, NYC International Screenplay Awards 2021: Quarterfinalist,

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