K. Elle Collier
Chicago native Ms. Collier earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing with a minor in Creative Writing from Iowa State University; then hightailed it to Los Angeles where she hit the ground running.
Accepted into the prestigious Guy Hank Screenwriting Program sponsored by Bill Cosby in 1996, Ms. Collier won the Organization of Black Screenwriting Award in 1997.
In 1998, Ms. Collier was one of only nine writers (out of over 3000 applicants) in the highly competitive Walt Disney Writing Fellowship to earn a berth in this venerable program. While in the Disney program, Kim landed a writing position on one of their most popular shows, Smart Guy, where she finished out the season.
In 2000, she was accepted into the equally esteemed Warner Bros. Comedy Writing Program.
In 2001, Ms. Collier won a staff writer job on the UPN series Girlfriends. A finalist in the Cyclone Screenwriting Contest, Ms. Collier optioned her first screenplay Seize the Day in 2002. In 2003, Ms. Collier wrote and co-produced two shorts, Blind Date and Justice for Hire.
In 2004, Ms. Collier co-wrote the film Female Trouble with Gary Hardwick (writer/director of The Brothers and Deliver Us from Eva) and adapted the best-selling novel Friends and Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey for the stage in a Jercaryous Johnson Production starring Leon (from The Heartbeat), Miguel Nunez (from Juwana Man) and Monica Calhoun (from The Best Man).
In 2005 Ms. Collier wrote and directed two shorts, The Session and Near and Far, as well as completed four screenplays, Mr. Cotillion, Dinner Party, The Choice and Cover.
In 2006, Ms. Collier worked as a script consultant for the non-profit organization Peace Over Violence - The Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women, where she wrote their 35th Annual Awards Show.
In 2010, Ms. Collier completed her first novel, My Man’s Best Friend. Kai's Aftermath is the sequel.
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