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Mission Revision: PAPER

This weekend, we will be conducting our first live reading of a television pilot script, submitted to our Mission Revision program. Written by Briana Haynie, Paper tells the story of a black struggling artist living at home with her eccentric parents, who must choose between a teaching job that offers security and an opportunity to start a Paint & Sip business.

Briana Haynie is a comedy writer, video editor, and DVD owner based in Los Angeles. She's been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and is a current Features Contributor for The Onion. Her work can be found at is

A cast of actors will be reading Paper in front of a panel, including Trident leadership and an industry professional, Rund Shami, to provide feedback and assist Briana in her mission of revision!

Rund Shami (pronounced: Rand) is an Arab-American writer. She currently works as the Script Coordinator on NBC’s This is Us. She was formerly the Writers’ Assistant on HBO Max’s Harley Quinn and the Writers’ PA on Disney+’s Big Shot. Rund has created and worked on multiple digital series, some of which were nominated/awarded at Miami Web Fest. She leads the Sunday night group of LA’s writer/actor troop, Deadline Junkies, and is a member of the Blackmagic Collective’s Future Women of Television (2020). She graduated with a major in Screenwriting from the University of Miami where she was a staff writer for UMTV’s late night comedy show, Off The Wire.

Interested in participating in Trident's Mission Revision program?

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