Native New Yorker Dara Resnik holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an M.F.A. in Motion Picture Producing from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts’ Peter Stark Producing Program. Following a successful feature writing career, she has been writing and producing television for over a decade now, including stints on Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Pushing Daisies, Mistresses, Castle, Jane the Virgin, Shooter, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and Marvel’s Daredevil. Most recently she co-created a Paramount series for Apple TV+ inspired by real-life 12-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak. The project is about truth and the power of young women, making it her proudest career achievement.
Between projects, Dara teaches the next generation of writers in the Peter Stark Producing Program and the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television, both at USC, and the Sundance labs.
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