Diane Walsh

Producer/Development Executive/Educator

During Diane Walsh’s twenty+ years as an executive in the L.A. film and television business, she collaborated with seasoned professional screenwriters honed in their craft as she developed, sold and produced movies for broadcast and cable television with creative folks like producer/director Robert Greenwald (The Burning Bed, Outfoxed), Al Ruddy who produced The Godfather – and most notably with Gross-Weston Productions, where she was Emmy-nominated as producer of the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation about childhood AIDS, A Place for Annie, starring Cissy Spacek and Mary Louise Parker.  She also thrived on the ‘buyer’ side of the table as Director of Programming for the Family Channel weekly movie night for two years in the late 90’s.

Making a move east, Diane worked in Philadelphia as an Associate Professor and Director of the Writing for Film and Television undergraduate program at The University of the Arts. Whether putting her storytelling abilities to good use working with the Philadelphia Film Festival’s SET IN PHILADELPHIA TV/screenwriting competition or PitchFest, producing a short film--VALENTINE’S DAY--for the Philadelphia LGBTQ Film Festival, teaching a TV/screenwriting seminar at the Philadelphia Writer’s Conference, developing professional film/TV writers in an academic university setting, or working as a private script consultant, Diane committed herself to helping writers turn their personal stories, fictional ideas and social concerns into film and TV scripts that can inform and entertain. She also helped create the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in Film and Television about 8 years ago, and was Secretary/Treasurer until retiring with Emeritus status from the University of the Arts in May 2019 to settle down back in her home town of San Jose, California.

Since then, Diane has become Vice President of Women in Film San Francisco Bay Area (WIFSFBA),  reads scripts for the Cinequest Film Festival Screenplay Competition, and teaches Higher Ed Television courses virtually for various universities. She also continues to run her script consulting business on the west coast, and is always seeking film and television material to develop and produce.



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