Talent Guide

Kristen (K.D) Davila

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Lab 2017, Project Involve 2017


Kristen Davila is a Mexican-American screenwriter who began her illustrious career writing Harry Potter fanfiction as a child. She studied the Middle East and Creative Writing at Princeton University, then went on to earn her MFA in Writing for Screen and Television from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she wrote for James Franco’s fantasy short film anthology, The Labyrinth. She won the 2015 Showtime Tony Cox Screenwriting Award at the Nantucket Film Festival for her satire screenplay Counterintelligence and was a 2015 fellow at The Screenwriters Colony. Davila was recently a 2015-16 Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellow. She is represented by Bill Zotti, Matt Martin, and Ashley Holland at CAA.

Current Project

Paragon (Pilot) (Episodic Lab)


In 1876, the lives of an illegal diamond dealer, a cutthroat English businessman, a streetwise hustler and a mixed-race lawyer collide as they struggle for control of the diamond fields of colonial South Africa. Based on the early days of the De Beers Diamond Company.