Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
New York University
|Occupation||Television writer, director, producer|
Veena Cabreros-Sud (pronounced "Sood") is a Canadian-born American television writer, director, and producer. She is best known for developing the American television drama The Killing, which is based on the Danish series Forbrydelsen (The Crime).
Early life and education
She grew up in Indian Hill, Ohio, a suburb near Cincinnati, Ohio. She is of Filipino and Indian heritage. Sud graduated from Cincinnati Country Day School in 1985 and attended Barnard College, where she studied political science and women's studies and served as university senator.
After graduating from Barnard in 1989, she spent several years working as a journalist at Pacifica Radio and at the media-watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting. When she was 28, she enrolled at New York University's film school and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Film and Television program at NYU.
After graduation, Sud directed MTV's The Real World before moving to Los Angeles, where she was hired as an episode writer for the short-lived 2002 television series Push, Nevada. Shortly afterwards, Sud was hired as a writer for the CBS police drama Cold Case. After three seasons, she was promoted to executive producer, a role she served for the show's fourth and fifth seasons.
Sud's latest project is Seven Seconds, a Netflix crime drama inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
- The Lie (2018) (writer, director)
- Seven Seconds (2018) (writer, executive producer)
- The Salton Sea (2016 film) (writer, director, producer)
- The Killing (2011–2014) (writer, executive producer)
- Cold Case (2003–2008) (writer, story editor, executive producer)
- Push, Nevada (2002) (episode writer)
- Sorority Life (2002) (season three director)
- The Real World (2001) (episode director)
- I Stop Writing The Poem (2000) (director)
- One Night (2000) (director)
- The Appointment (1999) (sound mixer)
- Stretchmark (1996) (writer, director, actress)
- Won the San Francisco International Film Festival Certificate of Merit in Film & Video - Short Narrative
- Nominated for Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
- Nominated for Writers Guild of America Award for New Series
- Won Black Reel Award for Outstanding Screenplay, TV Movie or Limited Series with Shalisha Francis
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- 2012 Emmy Awards, emmys.com, February 16, 2012.
- "2012 Writers Guild Awards Television, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". wga.org. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved February 16, 2012.