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TV Writer
Podcast / Audio Drama Writer Climate Storyteller

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Carmiel Banasky's writing career spans novels, audio, TV, and film, and she is a leard in climate storyteller. In 2019, she staffed on the Amazon show, UNDONE. Most recently, she developed and was Head Writer of a 2-season sci-fi podcast series for Wondery, THE LAST CITY, starring Rhea Seehorn, which has reached and stayed at #1 in fiction podcasts. She also co-wrote a short film starring Margaret Cho, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and which she is developing into a feature. She was a Film Independent Fellow, and was recently selected as an Unreasonable Conversation Climate Storytelling Fellow. She had the unique opportunity to explore the Arctic on a sailing vessel, studying and writing about climate change. As Head Writer for the nonprofit Good Energy, she led the development of the Playbook for Screenwriting in the Age of Climate Change, helping screenwriters integrate climate across genres with joy and humor.

Prior to Los Angeles, Carmiel spent four years on the road at writing fellowships, and she once tried her damndest to open a Planned Parenthood in Mississippi. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel, The Suicide of Claire Bishop. Other writing has appeared, among other places, in The Guardian, Variety, LA Review of Books, and on NPR. She earned her MFA from Hunter College, where she was a professor of creative writing.

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