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Susanna Styron is the writer/director of the critically acclaimed Columbia Pictures feature film, Shadrach, starring Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. She wrote the TV movies In from the Night and an adaptation of Ann Tyler’s Back When We Were Grown-ups for Hallmark Hall of Fame; Taking Back Our Town for Lifetime, for which she received a Christopher Award and an Environmental Media Award; and Crossing the Line, also for Lifetime.

In series television, Susanna has written and directed for A&E’s 100 Centre Street, created by Sidney Lumet; and written for Borgia, created by Tom Fontana. She has developed several television series with Tom Fontana, including Unpredictable, which was sold to AMC’s WE channel.

Susanna has published personal essays in Spin Magazine, The Yale Revue, Real Simple Magazine and The New York Times. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. from the American Film Institute. She has taught directing and screenwriting in Columbia University’s graduate film program; at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (graduate and undergraduate); and at the Mediterranean Film Institute in Greece.

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