Bio

Celena Cipriaso has written for ABC’s All My Children and is currently co-writing two screenplays with Civilian Studios. Her pilot “Evolved” was a Finalist in the Creative World Awards, and her spec of The Walking Dead, “Little Children” was a Semi-Finalist in the Creative World Awards and also in the top 10% of the Austin Film Festival TV competition. Her pilot “Sober City” had a staged reading produced by the Asian American Film Lab, and “Evolved” was part of a night of staged readings produced by F*ck It Club in NYC. She’s served as a reader for the Nantucket Film Festival as well as a judge for the Asian Film Lab’s 72 Hour Shootout. As a playwright, her work has been performed in various venues in New York City and throughout the Northeast. She’s also freelance journalist that’s written for CNN, The Root, Slate, Draft, Arts America, Film Buff, Bitch, Intel, and Women on Writing. Celena was a regular contributor and columnist for Film Buff as well as the Film Editor for Arts America.  She was also the Co-Editor of the popular online magazine,  The Beer Sessions.  Other publishing credits include Seal Press’s anthology P.S. What I Didn’t Say, the Harper Collins anthology Yell-Oh! Girls, Growing Up Asian American, Word Riot, and The Legendary.