2014 Austin Film Festival and Conference Schedule
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Liz Tigelaar

creator/executive producer Life Unexpected; writer/producer Bates Motel, Nashville, Revenge, Once Upon a Time, Dirty Sexy Money, Brothers & Sisters, American Dreams
Twitter: @liztigelaar
Liz Tigelaar is best known for creating the critically acclaimed seriesLife Unexpected, which aired on the CW for two seasons.  Tigelaar got her writing start on NBC’s groundbreaking drama American Dreams, and went on to write on such series as ABC’s What About Brian, Dirty Sexy Money, Brothers and Sisters, Once Upon a Time, Revenge and Nashville.

Most recently, she served as a writer/producer on Bates Motel and ABC’s upcoming midseason drama Astronaut Wives Club, and is currently adapting Swamplandia, based on the best-selling novel, for Warner Bros.

Tigelaar grew up in Dallas, Texas and Guilford, Connecticut, and graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Scriptwriting and Politics.  She got her start as an assistant on Dawson’s Creek, followed by Once and Again, where she was mentored by one of her writing idols, Winnie Holzman.