Anthony Shields is an award-winning writer and ex-Wall Street journalist whose work has been featured on the front pages of USA Today, Yahoo.com, AOL.com, and MSN.com. He is a native of Washington D.C. and the Bronx, New York. Anthony recently finished his MFA in Screenwriting at UCLA where he has received such accolades as:
Best TV Comedy at the 2017 UCLA Screenwriters’ Showcase
First Place in Television Drama for the 2017 Sony/Crackle Initiative
2017 NAACP/NBCUniversal Fellowship
The Four Sisters Scholarship in Screenwriting given by Mara Brock Akil, and Gina Prince-Bythewood, among other showrunners
Finalist at the 2017 Alfred P. Sloan Film Fellowship
Fraud – A recently paroled confidence man takes a job as an insurance claims investigator to prove to his sister that he has finally gone straight, but after he learns of the company’s corruption and his sister disappears, he is forced to work with an undercover IRS agent to discover what happened to her.
Juveniles – Two inner city black kids are convicted of selling drugs but are sent to a very rich, very white, reform school in rural Massachusetts.
Dante From the Block – After his career comes to a screeching halt, a young YouTube star, used to living the good life, must re-adapt to living in the hard streets of the Bronx with his estranged family.