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.

While at Northwestern, she taught Intro to Screenwriting to undergraduates, and spent part of her summer shadowing Richard J. Lewis while he directed an episode of C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation.

She has worked for festivals like Hot Docs and the Toronto International Film Festival, and has worked in production on shows like Rookie Blue and Good Witch. She even worked briefly as Darren Lynn Bousman’s director’s assistant while he was in post-production on Saw IV. She has read scripts for: Focus Features, Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures, Little Magic Films (an affiliate of Toshiba), Ken Kwapis’ In Cahoots Entertainment, Intruder Films, and Coverfly.

She taught Screenwriting and Directing at Wilfrid Laurier University for the Fall 2017 term, and now works a dream day job on a CBS show, but can’t talk about it because of the NDA she signed.

Liliath & Penumbra is her company. 

If you’d like to support her as a patron, you can do so at Patreon.

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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.

Diane has a fantastic personality.  Over the past three years, she has proven herself time and time again.  Most recently Diane coordinated the ticketing requests for 220+ film stakeholders, sales agents, distributors, etc — our most high demand customers — and completed the task flawlessly.

She would be a great asset to any team.

JUSTIN CUTLER, Senior Manager, Sales & Industry Office, Toronto International Film Festival (2010-2015)

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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