Talent Guide

Katherine Ruppe

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Lab 2020, Fast Track 2012, Grants and Awards 2020, Screenwriting Lab 2004


Katherine Ruppe is a screenwriter whose characters risk their lives pursuing the impossible — whether it’s rocketing to space or seeking justice. Her first pilot, Silver Star, was optioned by Warner Bros. TV. Her Athena List winning feature, Truth North, is under option with Resonate Entertainment. As a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild, Katherine advanced to camera operator on movies/TV in New York. She’s originally from Michigan’s rugged Upper Peninsula, where she raced in rodeos and campaigned for her Congressman father in rockin’ parades. She’s been published in The New York Times and earned her screenwriting MFA at UCLA.

Current Project



Liftoff intercuts the true story of America’s first female astronauts -- six intrepid pioneers who blast through the chauvinistic brotherhood of spaceflight in 1978 -- with the heartrending Challenger disaster, which claims the life of one of our “first women” and spurs Sally Ride to take charge in the accident investigation.