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A thrice-married, middle-aged alcoholic king who was once known throughout the realm as Prince Charming sets out on one last quest to slay a dragon and stumbles into redemption along the way.

The star of our show is always the writer.

A failed sportswriter from Richmond, VA, Elliott Owen has been working as a TV writer in various capacities for the past decade. He’s failed at a bunch of other jobs too – substitute teacher, waiter, PA, telemarketer, cable guy, sandwich artist, line cook, exec assistant, landscaper, etc. – but they’re not really pertinent to this bio.

He most recently wrapped the second season of Dreamworks’ KUNG FU PANDA: PAWS OF DESTINY for Amazon, a show he developed and executive produced. Before that, he was a staff writer on ALL HAIL KING JULIEN for Netflix, where he received a Daytime Emmy and was nominated for two others.

He’s been a staff writer on a couple of Nickelodeon sitcoms and has sold some pilots and feature scripts that never got made. But he’s most often recognized as an extra on Fox’s 24, or as a grip on BUSTY COPS 2.

He tries hard. He fails often. He and his wife Tracy have four cats and no, that’s not too many cats, asshole.

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CHARMING by Elliott Owen // Los Angeles, CA

Sep 29, 2018

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