Talent Guide

Felicia Pride

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2016


Felicia Pride started her writing career as a cultural journalist nearly fifteen years ago, before
transitioning into an author and screenwriter. She wrote and produced “The End Again” a short film that
recently had its television premiere. A feature film that she wrote, a romantic dramedy, is currently in
development. She’s also the author of the essay collection The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-
Hop’s Greatest Songs, which was reissued by the publishing arm of NBC. She went on to write six
more books, including being tapped by Simon & Schuster to pen two books based on the awardwinning
television show Everybody Hates Chris.
As an entertainment industry professional, Pride currently heads up indie film at a distribution platform.
Prior, she collaborated on media projects, specializing in audience development, 360 campaigns and
broadcast / theatrical extensions. She’s developed engagement initiatives for films like Slavery by
Another Name, Middle of Nowhere, and Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth and has worked on film,
television, and digital projects with organizations like Participant Media, PBS and NPR. She’s currently
a co-producer on the forthcoming documentary, The Souls of Black Girls, Too.
Pride is the founder of The Create Daily, a resource hub and community for storytellers and content
creators. She’s riffed on storytelling and audience development at universities, institutions and events
around the country including SXSW, Film Independent Forum, AFI Docs and TEDx. She holds an M.A.
in writing from Emerson College.

Current Project

OpenEnded (Dramedy) (Narrative Feature)


Set in a gentrifying Washington D.C., an emerging Black painter is forced to reexamine life when his best friend dies and the woman he's lost returns for the funeral.