Elyse Endick is a screenwriter based in New York. After graduating with an MFA in screenwriting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Elyse worked as a writer’s assistant for Netflix and Nickelodeon before joining new media company Hooked as a staff writer in 2018. At Hooked, Elyse incubates, develops, and writes original stories viewed by millions of users on the Hooked app and Snapchat Discover. Recently, she’s also helped to adapt popular Hooked stories such as Trevor and the Virgin into films developed specifically for the mobile platform. With her writing partner James Kriz, Elyse has written the historical biopic THE LAST KING, which has been optioned by Empire Media Partners.
In 1963, 16 year old Lesley Gore becomes an overnight pop sensation with hits such as “IT’S MY PARTY” and “YOU DON’T OWN ME,” but is forced to keep her sexuality a secret as she grapples with feelings for a female classmate.