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Emmy-nominated writer Hugh Sterbakov has sold TV and feature scripts to AMC, Paramount, Urban Entertainment, G4, Fox, SyFy and Disney, and developed projects with industry icons including Donald De Line, Gale Anne Hurd, Don Murphy, and Ben Stiller. He has won several awards for screenwriting, including the Irene I. Parisi "Set in Philadelphia" competition, and was a finalist in both the Disney Fellowships and the Nicholl Fellowships. He has twice been nominated for Emmys, for Robot Chicken: Star Wars and Robot Chicken: Star Wars: Episode III. For the latter, he won an Annie Award for Best Writing in a Television Series.
Hugh was born and raised in West Philadelphia. He attended Robert E. Lamberton High School and worked at local comic and video stores. He traveled to Ithaca College in upstate New York for his BFA in Cinema and Photography with minors in writing and sociology, and then moved to Los Angeles, where he earned his MFA in screenwriting at UCLA.
In his downtime during his conquering rampage through Hollywood, Hugh has written over 1,000 feature articles and reviews for such illustrious rags as America Online, Gamespot, The Huffington Post, Time Out New York, ToyFare, Wizard, World of Warcraft: The Official Magazine and CNN. He was a contract writer at GamePro for over five years, where he known as "Boba Fatt" and "Jango Fatt." He also developed marketing concepts for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and created missions for Spore Galactic Adventures. He currently co-hosts the One of Swords podcast with Activision's Community Manager, Dan Amrich.
Hugh wrote the critically acclaimed comic book Freshmen, which is now available in graphic novel form, and in development as a feature film. He has also written for Marvel Comics.
Hell & Back, a stop-motion feature film written by Hugh, is currently in production at Shadowmachine Films, and in March 2012, he released his first novel, City Under the Moon, a science fiction thriller about a werewolf epidemic in Manhattan.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.