Diane J. Wright

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Diane J. Wright


Profile Details

  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Ontario
  • City:   Toronto
  • How do you Identify?:   Over 40 biracial Black disabled woman
  • Experience Level:   Mid-Career
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted, Drama Series, and Narrative Film
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Interested In:   TV Writing Room and For-Hire Work
  • Recent Credits:   Screenwriter "For Life" (short)
  • Favourite Movies:   Queen & Slim, Running With Scissors, Get Him To The Greek, A Fantastic Woman, Kingsmen. Kinky Boots.
  • Favourite TV Shows:   Sex Education. Barry. Watchmen. Devs. Cursed. Blackish. The Magicians. Pose. The Bridge. Elite. Normal People. Sense 8.
  • Pitch a Project:   Feel Mighty Real: When her husband suddenly dies, a repressed happiness guru evades FBI investigation by joining a drag tour lead by the adult son she didn't know he had. It’s The Boss + Kinky Boots + Little Miss Sunshine.
  • Authorized to work in the USA?:   Yes
  • Contact Information:   dianejwright@gmail.com
  • Link:   https://www.dianejwright.com/


I’m is a Canadian-American ghostwriter best known for giving audiences the feels. My work in independent feature film has contributed to prizes at premiere festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca and has been cast with names you know. I’ve been a trusted Telefilm-approved story editor, a studio development assistant, contributed to nationally released features, to series airing on network and cable, and to two New York Times bestselling non-fiction titles.

An early draft of my latest original feature dramedy placed in the top 15% of the Nicholl Fellowship and earned semifinal placement in both Diverse Voices and Creative World Awards. I was selected to participate in the inaugural LA Women’s Weekend Film Challenge in the spring of 2020. That 72-hour project recently won Best Narrative Short at the International Independent Film Awards and made the premiere audience laugh, gasp, and tear up, all in 10 minutes.

Outside the office, I’m  a baker, an animal lover, a former dot-com pioneer, national pageant queen, and roller derby bruise-giver (not all at the same time tho’ how great would that be?), a drag stan, and the founder of one of the largest global communities of invisibly disabled adults.


My goal is to join respected project teams dedicated to authentic representation of underrepresented lives including the BIPoC, neurodiverse, and disabled communities. I enjoy working on narratives intended to move the audience in some resonant way. If that’s not part of the game plan, I usually find a way to add it in. I’m here for stories about Black people, brown people, middle-aged and old people, gay and trans people, women and girls, and, of course, disabled people. I bring authentic representation in leading and supporting storylines while having a ton of fun.