With her passion for true crime stories and the tragic-comic chronicles of humanity, screenwriter and producer Patricia K. Meyer has written eight feature adaptations for the major studios, including Martin Scorsese (Touchstone) and Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions (New Line). She has written miniseries and movies-of-the-week for CBS and NBC, and created and sold a one-hour drama series at CBS.
Over her career Meyer developed and executive produced six network television movies with Von Zerneck/Sertner Films. Her first production, the ABC 4-hour miniseries THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE, starring Oprah Winfrey, received an Emmy® nomination and an Image Award for Outstanding Miniseries. She also executive produced Nora Ephron’s directorial debut, THIS IS MY LIFE, for Twentieth Century Fox.
Meyer’s new feature screenplay, INTO THE MYSTIC, and her latest true crime limited series, FATAL FLAW, are being packaged. In addition, she has co-written an action horror adaptation, SAVAGE ROAD, with director J.K. Amalou, and they plan on producing the film in Wales in the fall of 2019.
Meyer made her directorial debut with THE LIST, a short tragic-comedy, which screened at major film festivals. Her short, UNSPOKEN, received numerous honors as well. Her first play, TURNAROUND, was performed at the Hothouse Series at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Meyer earned a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Boston University. After a decade as Senior Lecturer in Screenwriting at the American Film Institute Conservatory, she is currently the Graduate Director of the Writing for the Screen and Writing & Producing for Television MFA programs and Clinical Professor of Screenwriting at LMU’s School of Film & Television. In the summer, you can find her teaching script adaptation at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.
Meyer is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She is a third-generation industry professional: Her Grandfather Nate Blumberg served as President of Universal Pictures from 1939 to 1960, and her father, Stanley Meyer, produced the first series incarnation of DRAGNET.