Anna Keizer, Author at Careers In Film | Film Schools & Colleges

Anna Keizer

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Anna Keizer is a Screenwriter and filmmaker who hails originally from the Chicago area.

Anna has been writing for film and television for nearly 15 years, beginning her writing career in the entertainment industry for the website Film Monthly.

Anna received her B.A. in Film/Video from Columbia College Chicago and M.A. in Film Studies from Chapman University’s Dodge College where she wrote her master’s thesis, “Defining Archetypes: How the Teen Films of John Hughes Have Created the Adolescent Characterizations of Today.”

Accomplishment 1

Academy Nicholl Fellowships Quarterfinalist

Accomplishment 2

Austin Film Festival Script Competition Second Rounder

Accomplishment 3

National Lampoon + Stage 32 “Search for Comedy Gold” Finalist

Accomplishment 4

WeScreenplay TV Pilot Screenwriting Contest Quarterfinalist and ScreenCraft Film Fund Second Round Qualifier.

Accomplishment 5

She Had It Coming, the feature for which Anna was a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival, was also read as a selection for Breakthrough Reading Series, an organization that highlights work created by female and diverse voices. Since that reading, the pages showcased have been made into a short, the directorial debut of actor Gedde Watanabe, which has been shot and is now in post-production.

Anna has been writing for film and television for nearly 15 years, beginning her writing career in the entertainment industry for the website Film Monthly. She also cut her teeth on script evaluation while an intern at The Donners’ Company, the production company founded by director Richard Donner and producer Lauren Shuler Donner. Since then, she has gone on to be a script reader for several production companies and film festivals, including the Austin Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival and Vail Film Festival.

Anna’s work as a writer has been highlighted in several online publications, such as the Backyard Bite and Project1979. She is a member of the film organizations Women in Media, Glass Elevator and Film Independent and enjoys giving her time as a mentor for Columbia College Chicago’s Semester in LA program, helping graduating students transition to living full-time in Los Angeles. She is also a media and events volunteer for the group Film Fatales, which puts a spotlight on female and non-binary directors in film and television.

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