At ULSC, we strive to provide an inclusive and encouraging community for female-identifying and non-binary screenwriters to learn, collaborate, and build lasting relationships in the entertainment industry. Our organization offers educational panels, workshops and networking events to help our members grow creatively, professionally, and personally. By creating a safe and inspiring space for our members to connect and thrive, we aim to promote growth within our organization as well as greater representation in the film & television industry.
*Writers must have representation and/or have had a feature or tv series produced to qualify for membership.
MEET THE TEAM
Morgan Pichinson is the Scripted Comedy Lead at Roku Originals. Prior to joining Roku, Morgan was the President of Julianne Hough's Canary House Productions, a production company that focuses on stories about self-discovery, transformation, and identity. Before that, she was Director of Development at Mosaic Media Group, where she developed comedy in both film and television. After graduating from Indiana University, Morgan started her career as an assistant at Verve Talent & Literary Agency, at the motion picture studio STX Entertainment, and Mosaic, an LA-based management and production company.
Director of Operations
Rachel is a TV/Film writer with a focus on strong characters, exploring relationships, and the humor that comes from just being a person. She currently has a comedic biopic about the co-founder of OPI Nail Lacquer in development at Cavalry Media with Dana Brunetti (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) with Robert Luketic attached to direct and a half-hour pilot in development with Idina Menzel's Loudmouth Media. Previously, she was a Contributing Writer/Digital Associate Producer on Tosh.0 for over four years. She has made the final round for the Creator's Program at Comedy Central, been a finalist for the WB Writer's Workshop, a second-rounder for Austin Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition, and in the Top Ten for Final Draft's Big Break competition. Rachel also serves as the Director of Operations for Untitled Ladies Script Club, a group that empowers femxle screenwriters to build lasting, supportive relationships within the entertainment industry. Additionally, her work has been featured on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, NickMom, XOJane, and in two college textbooks on comedy that her mom keeps on her coffee table.
Averie Joy Maikalima O Makua Huffine
Executive Board Member
Averie started her career in television as an NBC Page where she learned the network and studio ropes. Since then, her focus has been exclusively in producing and development, previously with Pascal Pictures, where she helped create an entire television department from the ground up and brought in the prestige project BENEATH A SCARLET SKY with Tom Holland attached. Prior to Pascal Pictures, Averie worked at Invention Films, and for Executive Producer Sara Colleton, where she worked on Bryan Fuller’s HANNIBAL and the last season of DEXTER. She was previously the Head of TV at BOOM! Studios, where she helped shepherd two projects to series (JUST BEYOND on Disney+ and MECH CADET on Netflix), as well set up multiple projects. She is currently the Head of Development and a producing partner at Mandy Moore’s production company, Roll With The Punches. She paid her own way through community college before receiving a scholarship and transferring to Chapman University where she majored in Theater Performance & English Literature. Averie is Native Hawaiian (hapa) and passionate about telling and uplifting Kānaka Maoli stories. Additionally, as someone with chronic illness, she is an active member of the Arthritis Foundation and has raised over $30,000 for autoimmune research and care since she began volunteering with them. Her main goal in life is to watch all the TV, and she does archery on the weekends.
Executive Board Member
Wendy Willis joined Six Point in January 2016 as their Head of Development. She has worked as a creative producer in both features and television for many many years (20+!!!!), selling both comedies and dramas alike. Wendy and her team produced the animation for the 2020 Oscar-winning short animated film, Hair Love. She’s currently executive producing The Last Xmas, an R-rated, animated feature for Netflix with Sony and Mosaic as well as OMG, Yes, a pilot for Adult Swim created by Adele Supreme Williams. In addition to the projects she’s currently in production on, she’s developing many others to take out and pitch. Prior to Six Point, she was a development executive at Mosaic where she oversaw a slate of projects under their first-look deal at HBO and she also spearheaded the company’s first theater project with Crescendo Productions. Even further back, Wendy worked for Lorne Michaels at Saturday Night Live and at Mopo Productions where she was a producer on the Oscar-winning, short documentary,Twin Towers. Wendy hopes to always push boundaries with the types of stories she takes on, the art that’s produced and the people she works with. More than anything, she wants to have fun and support the many brilliant artists and creators out there.
Sarah Aldrich is a development executive at Studio Futuras, heading up development in film, tv and nonscripted. Prior to that she was an executive across film and television at 3311 Productions, and previously worked at companies such as StudioCanal, Gary Sanchez Productions, and Good Universe. She studied screenwriting and theater at USC and is originally from Minnesota.
Christina Campagnola is a founding partner and literary manager at GRLBND, an all-female owned and operated management and production company with a focus on underrepresented voices. She is also the co-founder of WOOO (Writers Out of Office), an all-inclusive, holistic writer's lab that focusses on screenplay development, and equally, the well-being of the creator. Previously, Christina was a literary agent at APA (Agency for the Performing Arts) where she represented screenwriters and directors. While at APA, she helped launch their Independent Film Packaging and Sales division. She currently serves on the Dean’s Council of the Florida State University Film School, where she received a B.F.A in film production.
Manager of Operations
Rebecca Liaw is the coordinator at Canary House Productions, supporting CEO Julianne Hough and president Morgan Pichinson in creating authentic stories of self-discovery, transformation, and identity. Born to Taiwanese and Burmese immigrants in Southern California, Rebecca strives to create media with diverse and inclusion representation on-screen and behind-the-scenes. Rebecca has previously worked with Grey Matter Productions, CAA, and Ron Howard & Brian Grazer’s Imagine Artist Management. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in film and theatre, and is based in Los Angeles.
Executive Board Member
Molly Fenton is a Senior Associate at Cohen Gardner LLP. Molly negotiates deals and contracts for a range of clients across the film, television, and digital/new media spaces, including writers, directors, comedians, and on-camera talent. Her practice focuses on the representation of multi-hyphenate creators and rightsholders in acquisitions and collaborative deals for their passion projects.
Molly received her undergraduate degree in Political Science from UC San Diego, and her Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law. While at UT Law, she was the Managing Editor of the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law and Producer of Assault & Flattery (the law school musical revue, which she also co-wrote and starred in).
In 2021, Molly was featured by Variety Magazine as one of Hollywood’s New Leaders.