Kaitlin Fontana

Director, Producer, and Emmy-nominated Writer
Kaitlin Fontana is an Emmy-nominated TV and film writer, director, and producer, and a National Magazine award-winning essayist. In a not-so-distant past life, she was a music journalist. She was the host of the WGAE’s podcast OnWriting for seasons 4-6. Kaitlin’s feature film script, GIRLFRIEND ON MARS, is on the Black List. Her directorial debut, FRANCHESCA, was an official Sundance Film Festival selection. She is the writer and a producer of the true crime-meets-punk podcast PETER AND THE ACID KING (Imagine Audio, Fall 2023). She is a NYTVF Development Deal recipient (Audible) as well as a finalist in the HBOAccess Directing Fellowship. Kaitlin was a WriteHer List Honoree, an inaugural WGA/Made in New York Writers Room Fellow, Showtime Tony Cox Award winner, Nantucket Comedy Colonist, and Bitch List Honoree. She was a Field Producer on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Kaitlin sits on the Writers Guild of America, East council and believes in the power of collective action. She lives in Los Angeles, CA and was born in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada, a distinction she shares with Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson.
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