Alyssa King

Alyssa King

Let me share my story from the beginning.

My love for writing came young (like real young). Let’s just say, I’ve had a journal ever since I can

remember. Mostly filled with thoughts and poems (obviously, I’ve gone through quite a few). So, even though I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up I knew that writing came naturally.

When high school came around, I wound up in the advanced English classes (which I did not enjoy). Junior year I decided to drop and enroll in a class less dense. There, I found myself in the classroom that put my future in perspective. After reading the Frankenstein novel, and watching the original movie I realized my love for adaptation. And within that lesson, I knew I wanted to become a screenwriter.

In 11th grade I decided that in order to make this dream a reality I’d go to college, study both writing and film and take my degree to Los Angeles. The city where all things are possible. So, that’s what I did.

I worked my patooty off all through college, taking advanced courses and night classes, while averaging 20 credits a semester (yes, I know. I was insane). I also, worked all three years, saving money on the side so that I could move right after graduation. Every time I thought about buying something I’d think about what was more important, which helped me cope.

Well, after drinking an unhealthy amount of coffee, pulling countless overnighters, and frying my brains out I was able to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in May of 2012 (a year early). The week after graduation I packed up my car and departed for the west coast. I started out as a volunteer for the LA film festival, then quickly landed an intern position for an award winning production company (Lawrence Bender Productions). I worked with 6 other interns reading through scripts daily, writing synopses and feeding input to the producer himself. It was a heck of a job. Although, out there I quickly came to find that one internship on your resume is useless without a second. So, I landed another internship with a Talent agency (TalentWorks). This was a totally different atmosphere, both fast-paced yet two entirely different entities of film. I decided it was best to learn from it all. While I was there I assisted the agent assistants with day to day tasks like, organizing files, answering phones, editing resumes, and submitting clients for auditions. They thought I was a hard enough worker to even add me to