Marilyn Webber has worked as a professional writer in Los Angeles for the past eight years. Earning her M.F.A. at The American Film Institute, her work has garnered nominations for both an Academy Award and a Humanitas. In addition, her work has won an NAACP Award, an NEA Award: For The Advancement of Learning in Broadcasting, an American Association Library Award: For Most Notable Children's Video, and winner of The Indiana Film Festival.
Miss Webber began her career in children's programming, writing Saturday morning cartoons and animation teleplays progressing to writing one hour action/adventure and dramas for both day time and prime time television. During this period, her romantic comedy screenplay, How To Kill Howie, won Best Screenplay at the Texas Film Festival, while her science fiction script, The Lawless Legion, her action script, Mouth of the Cat, her drama, A Place Called Harmony, and television spec for NYPD Blue, Suffer the Little Children, all placed as Semi-finalists in The Writer's Foundation America's Best Contest.
She has freelanced for networks such as ABC and CBS, and for studios such as Universal and Disney. Her screenplays have been optioned by numerous producers including those at Hearst Entertainment, Saban Entertainment, and Paramount Pictures.
Miss Webber has taught creative writing extension courses through Johns Hopkins University IAAY program, as well as giving independent seminars on screenwriting and writing for animation. Occasionally, she consults as script analyst. A member of the Writer's Guild of America, she has also been a judge for the Cable Ace Awards in the category of dramatic writing.
Miss Webber's other titles in The Writer's Road Map series are Gardner's Guide to Animation Scriptwriting, and Gardner's Guide to Feature Animation Writing. She has completed a historical novel, and is developing it as a mini-series. Her latest feature film, Murder Seen, a suspense/thriller for Saban Entertainment, will be released in 2002. She continues to freelance for television, and is pursuing producing and directing her feature films.