Parker Lemal-Brown (pronouns: he/they) was raised by a literal village in rural New York, where there were 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 wrote an episode for an anthology series produced by Victoria Pedretti (YOU, THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR). He currently works on Netflix's BRIDGERTON. He is also the creator of SCRIB comics. Parker is represented by Kaplan-Perrone.
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 strategist for 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, Roadmap Writers 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. 03: It's Not A Pie!
Parker talks with PhD candidate and comedian Pamela Zabala about representation in Hollywood, how to research when writing different perspectives and of course, Grey's Anatomy.
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!