Pat Verducci has written screenplays for Touchstone Pictures, Witt-Thomas Productions, and Disney’s animation division. She has also worked as a story consultant for Disney/Pixar.
She wrote and directed the feature film True Crime, and her writing credits also include documentary shorts for HBO and Showtime. She co-produced Somewhere Between, a feature documentary about four teenaged girls transracially adopted from China, which won the Hot Docs Audience Award, and was chosen to be part of Sundance’s Film Forward Program to advance cultural dialogue.
As a writing coach, story consultant, and script editor, Pat works with New York Times bestselling authors, professional screenwriters, and beginners of all stripes on their books and screenplays. She is currently the script editor (development executive) on several feature film projects for Australia’s Film Victoria.
Pat serves as a mentor for CINESTORY, and the Meryl Streep funded IRIS/New York Women in Film and Television’s Writer’s Lab For Women. She’s also worked as a volunteer teacher for InsideOUT Writers– a non-profit that runs creative writing workshops for incarcerated youth inside Los Angeles County’s juvenile halls.
Pat is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America, and teaches screenwriting in UCLA Extension’s Creative Writing Program. She writes a weekly blog on writing craft and inspiration at patverducci.com.