Ashley O’Neil – Screenwriter & Showrunner’s Assistant
Q: Who is Ashley O’Neil?
A: Ashley is the writer of numerous Syfy movies, most notably Lavalantula, starring Steve Guttenberg and its sequel.
Q: What has Ashley done?
A: Ashley got her start interning at management firm Kaplan/Perrone before landing at Cinetel Films where she became Director of Development, working on various movies for Syfy, Lifetime and others. While working as a development executive, Ashley fostered her passion for writing and earned her first produced writing credit on 2015’s Syfy movie, Lavalantula. She went on to write the sequel, 2 Lava 2 Lantula, 2016’s Earthtastrophe and Banshee Origins.
Looking to branch into television, Ashley landed a position assisting Outcast and Banshee showrunner Adam Targum and is currently helping with the creative development of several projects for actor/director Jamie Foxx.
Screenwriter and showrunner’s assistant Ashley O’Neil talks about budget considerations when writing genre films, advice for handling difficult notes, creating and taking advantage of opportunities, tips for building confidence and much more.
Twenty things you (probably) didn’t know about screenwriter, Ashley O’Neil.
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