Annie Nishida (she/her, they/them) is a screenwriter+illustrator and activist who uses her experiences as a fourth-generation Japanese American, East Los Angeles native, and product of the MySpace Era as inspiration for her coming-of-age themed stories.
She graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts with a degree in Writing for Screen and Television, was nominated for the Humanitas Prize’s Angell Comedy Fellowship, and worked on a pilot with Bill Prady, creator of The Big Bang Theory. She has pitched projects to 20th Century Fox Television and Adult Swim, written two stage plays performed at USC’s Bovard Auditorium, and is the winner of the inaugural Innovasian Screenwriting Competition. She is currently writing for a Disney Channel live-action comedy.
Outside of tv writing, Annie writes and illustrates feminist/intersectional books, which she exhibits at indie publishing events across California. She is also very proud to have led a school-wide frog dissection protest in the seventh grade.
Resume available here.