Hilary has worked in the entertainment industry as everything from an office PA to a producer-editor at several major companies, including Bad Robot, Amazon Studios, Illumination Entertainment, NBC Universal, CBS Television Studios, Josephson Entertainment, and Laugh Factory.
As a screenwriter, Hilary writes high-concept genre dramedy, weaving the thematic thread of family into underrepresented female-centric stories with heart and humor for TV & features. Hilary’s screenplays have placed in several notable competitions, including Scriptapalooza, Screencraft, WeScreenplay, and Hollyshorts. Her work is ranked on the Coverfly Red List and she is actively seeking representation.
As a producer-editor, her Try Not to Laugh and Flashback Fridays video compilation series for Laugh Factory became consistently the most-viewed, highest earning videos for the company’s web platforms, including Amazon Prime, YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.
She loves working on uplifting, adventurous, and funny content with strong female characters. Movies like A League of Their Own, Indiana Jones, Spy, and the Harry Potter series; and TV shows like 30 Rock, Star Trek: TNG, Lucifer, Daria, Are You Being Served?, and Psych are some of her favorites.
While earning her MFA in Film and Television Production from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, her thesis was comprised of 2 student-produced half-hour sitcom pilots for the school’s flagship television production class (as an editor for the first, and as a director for the next year’s pilot episode). Hilary contributed her time and skills a board member of the student organization affiliated with USC’s unique Comedy Studies program, where she acted as the first ever Archivist for the program’s digital assets and videos. Her last year at USC, she was awarded a Jack Oakie scholarship, the first ever Dale C. Olson “You Heard it Here First” Award for Excellence in Entertainment Communication in Honor of Victoria Oakie for her work in comedic writing and filmmaking.
As a devoted traveler and cineaste, Hilary studied theater and cinema in France as part of her Film and Digital Media Production BA program at UC Santa Cruz. As an outdoor enthusiast, she makes an effort to travel and have new experiences as often as possible. She has lived and worked on-location in the Sierra Nevada, Hawaii, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Paris, and the Monterey Bay area – and hopes to visit and explore many more spectacular locations.
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