Hilary Weisman Graham is a screenwriter, novelist, and director whose work spans nearly two decades. Her debut young adult novel, Reunited, was published by Simon & Schuster in June 2012.
“An adventure worth reading”–School Library Journal
Hilary’s essays have appeared in Yankee Magazine, The Sun, Utne Reader, Brain, Child, and Imagine Magazine, and she recently performed her first story for The Moth, the Peabody Award-winning storytelling series, at the Wilbur Theater in Boston. An Emmy-nominated television producer, Hilary’s broadcast credits include WMUR's Chronicle, the nationally syndicated show Wild Web (CBS/Eyemark), as well as freelance work for The Discovery Health Channel, Access Hollywood, A&E’s Biography, and PBS's Zoom.
Having started her career as an indie filmmaker, Hilary’s two features films (Life’s Too Good and I Love My Movie) have garnered numerous awards and played in art-houses and film festivals around the world. In 1999, despite colorful language and brief nudity, I Love My Movie aired on public television (Go PBS!).
But among Hilary’s many film-related honors, her personal favorite came in 2007 when Carrie Fisher, (best-selling author/screenwriter/Princess Leia) watched one of Hilary’s short films, looked her in the eye, and said, “I am jealous of your writing.”
In the summer of 2007, Hilary was selected as a contestant on the Mark Burnett/Steven Spielberg-produced reality series On the Lot: The Search for America’s Next Great Director. Out of a pool of 12,000 submissions, Hilary made it onto the show as one of the eighteen finalists and stayed in the competition until only nine contestants remained, making her the longest-standing female director. Twice during the show, Garry Marshall (Director, Pretty Woman, Georgia Rule) picked Hilary’s films as his favorites of the night.
A WGA screenwriter, Hilary has written scripts for a number of Hollywood production companies including Inferno Entertainment, Robert Lawrence Productions, Marc Platt Productions, and The Disney Channel.
She lives with her husband and son in a restored 1830’s barn in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, roughly thirty minutes away from the nearest grocery store.
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