Talent Guide

Kate Stayman-London

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Screenwriting Lab 2010


Kate Stayman-London is a current candidate for an MFA in Writing for Film and Television at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Her baseball sex comedy, Slump Busters, was awarded the Frank R. Volpe Scholarship and the National Association of Theater Owners Scholarship. She was also selected by Steven Bochco for his five-person pilot class based on her spec episode of Dexter. Before moving to Los Angeles, Stayman-London worked in Washington, DC (and on campaign trails across America) as a political operative for the labor movement, ending with a stint as Deputy Field Director for the AFL-CIO’s 3+ million retirees. Stayman-London has strong roots in playwriting: at Amherst College, she studied with acclaimed playwright Connie Congdon, and she’s currently writing the book for the next musical from this year’s Ovation Award winner.

Current Project

Skirt (Narrative Feature)


When beautiful, brillant, ambitious Allie goes to work for a fast-paced political campaign, she finds herself caught romantically between her older female boss and a rakish male colleague.