LIL-I-ATH: [lil-ee-ath] noun. Elvish. “Laughter.”

PE-NUM-BRA: [pi-nuhm-bruh] noun. Latin. A fringe region of half shadow resulting from the partial obstruction of light by an opaque object.

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Diane is a writer/director who is drawn to magical realism and science fiction/fantasy. Her favourite topics to explore usually involve mental illness, or the dark side of love and spirituality. Her sense of humour is very dry, so she tends to stick to drama.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and Literature/Writing from Columbia University, and her Master of Fine Arts in Writing for the Screen + Stage from Northwestern University.

Diane wrote, directed, and produced the short film Replica, which was selected for the 2020 Bristol Science Film Festival and is now streaming on Amazon Prime in the US and the UK and Vimeo VOD worldwide.

She also directed the short film Penny Foster, which was selected for the 2019 National Screen Institute Online Short Film Festival.

Her young adult fantasy pilot script, Lucy, was also a second rounder at the 2018 Austin Film Festival Script Competition.

And Diane was a finalist for the 2008 Zach Braff Film Grant while still a graduate student at Northwestern, for a short film script called Couple Skate.

Currently she is in post-production on a proof-of-concept film she directed for a science fiction television series called The Time Is Right. And she also works her day job as the Star Trek Franchise Assets Coordinator.

Liliath & Penumbra is her company.

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Diane is no longer offering script consulting services at this time.

Due to being busy with projects of her own, as well as a great day job (still can’t talk about it!), Diane has found her time to be too full to do justice to any clients who might want to hire her for script consulting, script analysis, and/or copy-editing services. For this reason, she is no longer offering them.

You can still ask, and maaaaaybe she’ll have some spare time to help you, but, as the Magic 8 Ball might say, “Outlook not so good.”

WRITING AND PRODUCTION

Diane has a full portfolio of feature film and television pilot screenplays she has written.

She also has experience directing numerous short films.

In my brief interaction with Diane, she impressed me right out of the gate. Her feedback and critique of our show was insightful and constructive. She has an innate sense of story and character and can impart her thoughts in a clear and concise way.

I would have no hesitation in asking her to read anything that Momentum is developing to get her notes, as I know they would be for the betterment of the project.

SABRINA EISENSTADT, Director, Scripted, Momentum Entertainment Group

As a WGA member and professional writer for over ten years, I can say with certainty that Diane possesses those qualities that showrunners and staff love: She is easy to work with, willing to learn, and able to produce good work under tight deadlines. She is thoughtful in her critiques and politic in her comments.

I have no doubt that she will be an asset to your program or staff.

HEATHER E. ASH, Story Editor and Writer, Stargate SG-1 (1999-2003)

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