About Dana Biscotti Myskowski: The person behind Green Chair Pictures.
For the past few years I've been battling Lyme disease and last summer I picked up Babesia. Between the two and the numerous autoimmune disorders that have been sparked by the Lyme, I have slowed down. What's listed here is more about the woman who used to do it all. Now I am simply a writer and mentor, as well as a wife, daughter, and mother. Please feel free to contact me with questions about your project, but know that I may suggest you connect with another professional while I continue to convalesce. Thank you for your understanding.
I hold an MFA in Creative Writing/Screenwriting from Goddard College and studied screenwriting in the Online Professional Programs at UCLA. I've won numerous awards for my scripts and have seen a couple screenplays optioned, heard a few stage read, and have even seen some taped (shorts and a planetarium show). I have also written scripts for nonprofit and corporate clients, including Capitol Center for the Arts, The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord, General Dynamics, Big Sisters of Rhode Island, and General Electric.
I jumped into that role a few years ago when I produced a PSA for the inaugural 7DayPSA Competition hosted by Flickers. Since, I have produced a number of annual videos for the Concord Boys & Girls Club and a short narrative fiction piece in the inaugural Producer's Guild Weekend Shorts Competition. I've also helped students produce their short films.
I taught at the University of New Hampshire's Manchester campus from January 2004 to December 2015, leaving to convalesce and to write a novel. I won the Adjunct Professor of the Year Award in 2009. I've also taught online at Southern New Hampshire University, at New England College, and at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. I have mentored numerous students in Independent Studies at UNH. Classroom subjects included: screenwriting, writing for TV, creative writing, media writing, image & sound, and composition. Mentoring subjects have included: novels, screenwriting, memoir, comic book writing, short stories, and more. I also work with screenwriters to help them hone their craft, by offering editing notes and lengthy script critiques.
I had the opportunity to work with a brilliant young junior high writer for three years, which culminated with a production of a stage play she and I wrote together. She co-directed it in the spring of her last year in junior high. I have also mentored seniors at the local high school--talented writers who have gone on to excel at college, and one who now writes for a television series in Hollywood. In 2014 I served as a service member of the LearningWorks-AmeriCorps AIMS HIGH program, volunteering my time to work with students at Sumner Memorial High School in Maine, mostly via the internet, though I also drove the six hours north to meet with them once a month.
I helped a candidate for the state legislature win a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives by managing his social media and traditional advertising campaign, including designing and maintaining a website for him. I helped a feature documentary raise more than $20,000 by launching and maintaining its Twitter account during the month-long campaign, and helped a short film gain just over $10,000 in funding through its three-week Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign by launching and managing its Twitter account. I've also edited a college's alumni magazine, created a radio ad campaign for a hospital, and helped a community loan program by writing and editing its monthly newsletter.
I've written stage plays that have been stage read or produced, and have even had a short one published in a collection. I've written fiction, news articles, twitter fiction, and essays that have been published, and I have written numerous press releases, tweets, emails, etc. (including resumes) for clients and businesses. I've also written copy for websites, ads, blogs, and more. I was approved for the Star Services Team on Writer.ly, an online site that once helped writers toward that all-important goal of becoming published.
I'm the proud mother of two fabulous young adults.