Pamela Gray

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Pamela Gray
Born1956 (age 61–62)
NationalityUnited States
EducationM.A. Boston University
OccupationScreenwriter

Pamela Gray (born 1956) is an American screenwriter.

Biography[edit]

Gray was raised in a Jewish family in New York City, the daughter of a salesman and a schoolteacher.[1] She earned an M.A. in poetry from Boston University after which she spent several years teaching.[2] While living in Oakland, she wrote a script for a play that had a successful run.[2] She then moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in UCLA's screenwriting program (where she studied under Lew Hunter) during which she interned with the producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation and successfully re-wrote an episode (Violations) which was used.[2] In 1992, she wrote The Blouse Man (retitled A Walk on the Moon) based on her experiences vacationing in the Catskills for which she won the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award.[2] The script was not initially purchased until it was seen by actor Tony Goldwyn who was given the script by his agency, Creative Artists Agency.[1] They tried to recruit David Seltzer as director but failed and they then agreed to let Goldwyn direct.[1] She then signed with Miramax and wrote Music of the Heart, a fictional story about the life of violin teacher Roberta Guaspari directed by Wes Craven and starring Meryl Streep.[2] She went on to write Conviction (2010) and Megan Leavey (2017).[3]

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