Talent Guide

Morgan Rashida Stiff

  • Discipline:Editor, Producer, Writer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2011, Producing Lab 2007, Screenwriting Lab 2010


Morgan Stiff graduated from the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television, with an MFA in Film Production in 2005 after receiving her BFA from New York University in Dramatic Writing in 2002.

While attending USC, Stiff was chosen as a participant of Film Independent’s (FIND) Project:Involve. As a producer, she has produced fiction and documentary films, as well as promotional videos. Producing projects include Porcelain (2004), which is currently being distributed by Iron Rod Motion Pictures, Inc.; Hip Hop Homos (LOGO Networks, 2004); and the award-winning Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan (Showtime, LOGO, BET J, 2005).

As an editor, Stiff has worked on tributes, music videos, fiction films, and documentaries. In 2007, Stiff participated in the FIND Producers Lab with Mississippi Damned (Showtime 2011) and went on to produce and edit the award winning and critically acclaimed film.

Stiff has also directed several projects, including Walk in the Light (BET J 2006), the critically acclaimed documentary about a black and gay church in South Central Los Angeles. She is also the Chief Production Officer of Morgan’s Mark, a production company dedicated to bringing marginalized stories to the mainstream.

Stiff’s new feature, County Line, was accepted into FIND’s 2010 Screenwriters Lab. In April 2011, the script participated in Tribeca All Access where it won the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award.

Current Project

County Line (Narrative Feature)


Within the walls of a tenement in the Bronx, hope, love, faith and loss transform a group of Jewish immigrants trying to carve out their own little piece of the American Dream during The Great Depression.