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Louisa Burns-Bisogno

LOUISA BURNS-BISOGNO is an award-winning screenwriter, director, author, and international media consultant with over 100 on-screen credits. She is an “O’Neill” playwright, a winner of the National Playwrights Conference.

She has had numerous stage plays produced including Angels and Infidels which she also directed.  Seven of her plays were selected by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for staged readings. Her play, Two Nights Near Doolin, was produced at Western Connecticut State University in 2013 and was seen at Ives Concert Park as part of the 2014 summer series.

Her movies have been produced on cable TV and on all the major U.S.networks, as well as distributed internationally. Among these are: My Body, My Child with Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon.

Louisa has trained professional writers in dramatic series techniques in Moscow, Dublin and in Rome. Currently, her former student, Lan’s dramatic series Princess Agents has the highest viewership in Chinese television history. She is in the process of developing a TV series based on her book The Night John Lennon Died…so did John Doe..

She teaches playwriting, screenwriting and writing for the web at Western Connecticut State University. She has conducted seminars at both LUMSA, a Vatican City university, and at the Universite Roma Tre.

She is a member of the Dramatist Guid and a lifetime member of the Writers Guild of America East winning a WGAE award for dramatic series writing.