Katie Torpey is an award-winning WGA Screenwriter / Filmmaker with a MFA from UCLA School of Film and Television. She has sold several screenplays, produced and written for television, and worked for numerous studios and networks. Her original screenplay The Perfect Man was released in theaters in June 2005 starring Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear and Chris Noth. She also wrote and directed the highly acclaimed independent film Truth About Kerry shot in Ireland starring Stana Katic (ABC TV show Castle), which was released in April 2012. Also, she Co-created Mother Up! an animated TV show about motherhood starring Eva Longoria which premiered on Hulu.com and on City TV (primetime Canadian Television) in January 2014. There are 13 episodes. Katie’s latest feature film project Spaghetti Park is in preproduction with Sony Pictures and slated to shoot in January 2015.
Katie also works as a Media Executive at the Handel Group Life Coaching Company where she is one of the creative visionaries on all media ventures including interactive digital online products and events, marketing, branding, merchandising as well as developing and executing all books, radio, television and movies. She is currently executive producing, directing and editing their first digital online product, “Design Your Life” which is the Handel Method’s comprehensive step-by-step process on how to change one’s life.
Even though Katie resides in New York, she continues to work as a writer and director in Hollywood. She has several television projects and movies in development and preproduction. She is currently adapting her book, “Just Breathe” (about her 130 pound weight loss story) into a screenplay, which she will direct in 2016-17.
Katie is also a weight loss spokesperson for the Handel Group. She speaks with women from all over the world helping them lose weight and change their lives. To view a video of Katie and hear more about her transformation working with the Handel Method®, visit www.handelgroup.com.
In her spare time, Katie teaches TV and Screenwriting at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield Ct. For more information or to register for one of her classes visit: http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/tv-screenwriting-katie-torpey
Katie is also releasing an online digital screenwriting product in December 2014 called “Screenwriting: 40 days from concept to finished Screenplay.” If you are interested in purchasing the product, please send an email to Katie@katietorpey.com, or sign up below to receive information regarding its release.