Elaine recently wrote on the new Gossip Girl reboot for HBO Max and is now writing on Dynasty for The CW. She is humbled to be a fellow of the HBO Writers Program, as well as to have been named on the Young & Hungry List and as one of the Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch. She has had scripts place in the world-renowned PAGE Awards (Silver Prize), Austin Film Festival (3 times), Final Draft Big Break (Top Ten), Tracking Board Launch Pad (Top 50), and the ISA (Grand Prize). She was also chosen for the CBS Writers Program (though could not participate due to getting a job!) and has been in the second round for the Sundance Episodic Lab twice.
She wrote/directed the short form series “Doxxed,” which won Best Short Comedy at Catalyst (formerly itvfest), Best Achievement at Raindance, and a Telly Award. Other produced works include winning the Grand Prize and Audience Vote of the NewFilmmakers LA On Location Project (a $60K value) for “The Angeleno Hunter”, an Honorable Mention at the NBCUniversal/Justin Lin Interpretations contest for “Scare Me”, and having two films accepted to Academy qualifying festivals.
On a personal note, Elaine was born in Singapore, grew up in Hong Kong and Taiwan, and then moved to Massachusetts. She does not speak any Chinese, loves Wendy’s junior bacon cheeseburgers, and can solve a Rubik’s cube in less than two minutes.
Elaine’s philosophy: Artist + Activist = Artivist