About

About

Dawn completed her MFA in Screenwriting at UCLA in 2014, and is currently finishing her MA in Creative Writing in San Francisco.

She’s won several awards for her biographical screenplay “Mary & The Moon” including The Alfred P. Sloan Science Screenwriting award. Her master’s thesis (in early draft) is a creative non-fiction telling of a little-known historical figure. It’s set during the reformation.

She’s had the honor of working with, and learning from, amazing filmmakers like Dustin Lance Black (MILK), Bobby Moresco (CRASH), Paula Wagner (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE), and Wolfgang Petersen (THE PERFECT STORM).

Dawn’s background includes acting, directing, producing, writing, photography and teaching. Having experience in front of, and behind, the camera gives Dawn a comprehensive view of storytelling and filmmaking.  

The only thing she is more devoted to than screenwriting is her teenage daughter.

http://www.italoamericano.org/story/2016-8-4/dawn-spinella-screenwriter


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