Parker Lemal-Brown (pronouns: he/they) was raised by a literal village in rural New York, where there were statistically more cows than people. Parker graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and has worked as a writer and strategist everywhere from San Francisco to Dakar, Senegal.
WRITING & CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT
An award-winning slam poet and playwright, Parker now writes for TV and short-form content. He has worked in creative development & production on projects for Netflix, Amazon, and Quibi. Parker recently wrote an episode for a comedy anthology produced by Victoria Pedretti (YOU, THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR) and was a second-round finalist at the Austin Film Festival. He is also a cartoonist and creator of SCRIB comics.
ACTIVISM & INCLUSION
Parker is a passionate advocate for intersectional LGBTQIA+ representation and making Hollywood equal for everyone. He is a member of Time's Up 5050by2020 Transmasculine Cohort, the #PayUpHollywood movement, and Young Entertainment Activists (YEA!). He has spoken on international panels about the urgent need for more diverse stories in our divided world. Parker is also a founding member of Crewvie.com, a networking site dedicated to making production crews more inclusive across the globe.
STORY CONSULTING & SENSITIVITY READING
Parker is a seasoned script reader who has worked for The Black List and Coverfly. With a background in Sociology and a deep love of story structure, Parker is perfect if you need fresh eyes on a project or want a writer's perspective on stories with trans, queer, and/or nonbinary characters.
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A few of Parker's past creative workspaces
EP. 116: Overcoming Trans TV Tropes
Parker talks with David Toledo about Time's Up 5050by2020 movement, trans and nonbinary TV tropes, and finding inclusive online communities.
CATCH A BREAK
EP. 101: Getting In - First Jobs and Internships
Parker talks with Julie Harris Walker about creating a professional network, finding internships and learning how to craft your own career path.
Check out Catch A Break for Parker's Networking Guide, written for anyone trying to break into the industry and make new connections!