Natasha Lewin is an author, documentarian, screenwriter, journalist, and podcaster. She's the creator of narrative drama podcast WHITE PRIVILEGE: RADIO PLAY. Her directorial debut, CHATTER, qualified for the 92nd Academy Awards as Best Live Action Short.
Natasha won the Black List x Women in FIlm Feature Fellowship for her script FREEDOM RIDES about the 1961 Freedom Riders.
As a first-time playwright, Natasha was awarded a Hollywood Fringe Diversity Scholarship to put up her play CHATTER in 2017. During the show's run, she partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, donating a portion of the sold-out box office. CHATTER won the Short + Sweet Award. CHATTER the short film took home Best Unique & Artistic Film at the UCLAxFilmFest.
A three-time published author and ghostwriter, Natasha is also the co-creator of children's podcast, ONCE UPON A TIMESTAMP alongside Randi Zuckerberg. Together Natasha and Randi co-wrote Randi's New York Times bestseller PICK THREE (HarperCollins) as well as MISSY PRESIDENT (Zuckerberg Ink) —a children's chapter book aimed at getting young girls interested and involved in politics.
Natasha is a former Los Angeles elected official. She served as Managing Editor for High Times magazine, where she published her first book with Chronicle Books. She's the former Chief Writing Officer for Zuckerberg Media. She led the research teams for HBO's PAUSE WITH SAM JAY seasons 1&2 as well as HBO Documentary '1000% ME: GROWING UP MIXED' by Executive Producer W. Kamau Bell. She's an Archive Producer for HBO Documentary.
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Natasha is a member of the Authors Guild and PEN America. She is represented by Regina Brooks of Serendipity Lit