Before writing for the stage, film and TV, LA’CHRIS JORDAN was a journalist who spent several years abroad. She landed a stint as a feature writer for a weekly lifestyle magazine in Dubai, UAE, before returning to the U.S. to pursue a career in theatre. Since then, La’Chris has received over 35 awards, grants and honors including being named ‘One of the 50 Playwrights to Watch’ by the Dramatists Guild as well as a Semifinalist for the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Program at Juilliard. La'Chris' screenwriting credits include THE SOURCE, JANUARY 14TH and THE RIDGE which was a Semifinalist for the 2017 Fade In Awards and a Semifinalist for 2017 Cinequest Screenwriting Competition. Her TV pilot PINEY RIDGE has received several awards and was selected as a 2nd Rounder for both the 2018 MACRO Episodic Lab (powered by The Black List) and the 2018 Sundance Episodic Story Lab. An alumni of the University of Washington's School of Communications, La'Chris is the founder of BlackCinemadb.com, an entertainment and online movie database of films from the African-American and African diaspora.