Susan Lerner

is a novelist and tv pilot 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 found the study of movement both beneficial for all sports and joyful in itself.

She studied improv at the Magnet Theater and Uprights Citizens Brigade. Pre-pandemic, she performed with Indie teams in airless bar basements and airier lofts 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, and two TV Pilot Screenplays for Limited Drama Series. She’s currently at work on her first Comedy Pilot.



Dangerous Choices is a TV Pilot for a Limited Drama Series, adapted from A Suitable Husband.

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

AWARDS: Dangerous Choices was a Semifinalist in the WeScreenplay TV Pilot Contest, 2020, A Semifinalist in the Miami Screenplay Awards, 2021 and a Quarterfinalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Competition, 2020.

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