Donna Laemmlen lives in San Francisco, where she teaches storytelling and screenwriting as a BFA and MFA faculty member of both the Motion Pictures and Television department and The Writing School at the Academy of Art University.
Winner of the 2013 Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction, her stories appear or are forthcoming in Popshot, Tin House Flash Fridays, Fourteen Hills, SmokeLong Quarterly, Able Muse, Penduline, Slice magazine, Switchback Literary Journal, the anthology Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco, and also holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in English Rhetoric and Composition.
Her screenplays have been recognized in several major competitions, including the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, the Austin Heart of Film Screenplay Competition, Scriptapalooza, Creative Screenwriting Magazine’s Expo Competition, Page International, Cinequest, and the International Family Film Festival. She previously was a longtime story analyst for American Zoetrope, as well as a producer for the PBS series “Great Leaders,” and an associate producer for the PBS Series “Great Entrepreneurs” and the highly-regarded “Nightly Business Report” segment “Prime Movers.”
She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, West/Independent Writers Caucus.