Talent Guide

Ora Yashar

  • Discipline:Writer
  • Program Year:Episodic Lab 2020


Ora Yashar is an Iranian-American writer/director. Her short script Ice Cream was a 2017 Austin Film Festival Semi-Finalist and Kansas City Film Festival Finalist. Back to Me, her feature script, is now an Atlanta Film Festival Finalist. She is a Jewish Women’s Theatre NEXT Fellow and Literary Consultant. Experiences writing an Emmy-nominated PSA for the Santa Monica Museum of Art and directing a 2x Telly award winning PSA for the ALS Association have been deeply gratifying. Ora wants to write for TV because the ability to tell such in-depth stories creates community and community heals.

Current Project

Leila and Soraya


A struggling Iranian chef starts seeing the ghost of her great-grandmother and suddenly finds herself front row for a master class in cooking and in life.