Clare Sera

Clare Sera

MFA Writing for Stage and Screen Mentor and Visiting Artist

Contact

email - ClareSera@nhia.edu

Clare started her career as an actress and improviser (you can see her in The Princess Diaries), but soon became hooked on writing. She was a founding member of SAK Theatre Comedy Lab in Orlando where she performed and authored comedy plays, then moved out to Los Angeles with her husband, where, along with performing with the Houseful of Honkeys improv and sketch group, she turned her focus on writing.  She attended The Act One Screenwriting Program and shortly after that, screenwriter and long-time friend Karey Kirkpatrick (Over the Hedge) became her mentor.   She met her current writing partner, Ivan Menchell, working on the feature animated movie, Curious George.  They pitched an idea for a family comedy to Warner Brothers and wrote the script Blended for them, which Adam Sandler picked up to make with Drew Barrymore for release May 23, 2014.  They have written feature scripts for Walden, Disney, and Paramount and are currently writing a comedy for Sony.  Clare also has an animated musical, Legends of Oz, Dorothy’s Return (starring Lea Michele) opening in May 2014 and is writing the sequel, Legends of Oz 2 for Summertime Entertainment.