Alia Yunis, filmmaker/writer, has worked on projects on five continents involving film,
writing and photography. She spent many years in Los Angeles as a screenwriter and script
analyst for companies such as Village Roadshow Pictures and Miramax. Alia is a PEN
Emerging Voices Fellow, has been a top ten finalist Zoetrope Screenwriting Awards and the
recipient of a comedy-writing award from Warner Bros. Her novel, The Night Counter
(Random House 2010), was critically-acclaimed by the Washington Post, Entertainment
Weekly, and several other publications. Her writings have appeared in numerous books,
magazines and anthologies. She has produced several short documentaries that have played in several festivals, mostly notably Dream in Their Eyes (2012), which won numerous awards. She grew up between Minnesota, Lebanon and Greece.