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Renee was bitten by the stage bug as a child while her mother created amazing backdrops for all the local productions of everything. After a childhood of many shows the next stop would be New York where she studied at The Lee Strasberg Institute. She went in a hopeful actress and came out a honed Stage Manager and stage production producer which prepared her for the journey of a lifetime. From there her adventure lead her to Los Angeles where she was hired into the live shows and variety specials circuit including The Academy Awards, Billboard Awards. Miss America Pageant and others. Alas, the love for theater called her name so she answered with a yes to a position as a Stage Manager at The Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami Florida.
A magical place where amazing talent graced the backstage for many glorious years. She flourished in her dream job. Working with Arthur Miller (her personal hero), Tony Randall and Jack Klugman, Linda Lavin and Julie Harris, just to mention a few was the pinnacle of her career. Renee also stage managed many local productions of theater, showcases, remote stages, live events for various Miami companies. Now, in the golden years, she's able to enjoy the serenity of small town living and the opportunity to explore her imagination in script form.
Queen Supreme Best TV Script
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Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs CA
2019
Couronne d'Or Annual Grand Prize
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Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs CA
2019
2019 Best Drama TelePlay
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Content Creators of Atlanta
Atlanta GA
2019
Official Finalist
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Pitch Now Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles, CA
2019
Best TV Pilot Drama
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Les Femmes Underground Film Festival
Los Angeles
2018
Gold Award - TV Drama
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World Series of Screenwriting
Los Angeles CA
2018
GRAND PRIZE TV DRAMA
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Hollywood Screenplay Contest
Los Angeles, CA
2018
Semi-Finalist
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Moondance International Film Festival
Boulder CO.
2018
Royal Gem Award Best TV Scri
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Queen Palm International Film Festival
Palm Springs, CA.
2018
Official Finalist
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Peachtree Village International Film Festival
Atlanta, GA
2018
Official Finalist
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Cannes Screenplay Competition
Cannes, France
2018
Official Finalist
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Las Vegas International Screenwriting Competition
Las Vegas, Nevada
2018
Official Selection
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Finish Line Script Competition
Los Angeles
2018
Official Finalist
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Barcelona International Film Festival
Barcelona, Spain
2018
Winner of Best Theme Award
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Script Summit
Los Angeles
2018
Official Selection
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Script and Storyboard Showcase
Los Angeles, CA
2017
Original TV Pilot - 2nd Runner Up
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Hollywood Hills Screenplay Competition
Hollywood Hills, CA
2017
College
Lee Strasberg Institute, New York City
Stage Managing, Directing, Stage Arts
19891990
High School
Developmental Research School of Florida State University
Theatre
19811982
High School
Central High School, Thomasville GA.
Theatre
19781981
Hometown
Thomasville Georgia
Height
5'2
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Leo
Married To
Travis Duren
Children
Brittany - Step Daughter
I have worked more than seventy five shows in twenty five years as a Stage Manger and Entertainment Professional.
"Are we there yet"? - Unknown
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