Bio: Marilyn Horowitz is an award-winning author, New York University professor, TV show creator, and writing coach, working with successful novelists, produced screenwriters, and award-winning filmmakers. Two of her mentees have been nominated for an Emmy, and a third won a Peabody. Horowitz received the coveted New York University Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004 and has an active online audience comprising 5,000 Facebook friends, over 10,000 connections on LinkedIn, and 2,500 readers of her weekly blog. Since 1998, she has taught hundreds of aspiring writers to complete their feature-length screenplays, novels, and TV pilots using her trademarked writing method, The Horowitz System®. Horowitz has also written five books on screenwriting, two of which are used as textbooks at New York University. Recently, she served as associate producer of “Hunter Is F**cked,” an award-winning comedy short based on the life of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, winning Best Dark Comedy (Texas Short Film Festival) and Best Ensemble Cast (Austin Comedy Film Festival). Marilyn is currently serving as a judge for the Big Apple Film Festival in the narrative-feature-film category and, in association with PANO, is spearheading a new contest for the best original screenplay, The Marilyn Horowitz/PANO Screenwriting Award, to be featured on Coverfly. Horowitz is passionate about helping aspiring creatives launch their writing careers, and since 2021 has been holding webinars to share her unique creativity-and-time-management technique, The Word of the Day Practice. She is represented by the Blue Ridge Literary Agency, and her first novel, The Book of Zev, was published by Kohler Books. Learn more at
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