Thuc Doan Nguyen


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Thuc Doan Nguyen discusses her career from advertising on Madison Avenue to Hollywood screenwriter and essayist. She's got a differentiated and valuable perspective so listen in to our conversation this week on The Linsider!

Thuc Doan Nguyen is an essayist, screenwriter and activist with her work in The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Times, PBS and other major outlets. She's punched up feature scripts for the likes of Paramount Pictures and others. Thuc was born in Vietnam. As a one year old her parents took her out to sea on a tiny dinghy. They were boat people and miraculously landed and were taken to refugee camps, and were then sponsored to the US. Thuc grew up as a Southerner in Kinston and Raleigh, North Carolina and then in Charles County in Southern Maryland. She went to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After this she moved to London and worked for Amnesty International and Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. Next was New York City for half a decade, then Los Angeles where she was a TV writers' and producers' assistant on a Warner Brothers/Jerry Bruckheimer television show. Thuc then went to UCLA and earned her screenwriting certificate. She also has a Masters Degree in Non-Profit Management. Thuc is a dual citizen of The US and The Republic of Ireland. She's known for founding #StartWith8Hollywood, a free mentoring program for Women of Color creatives, as well as for creating The Bitch List of feminist screenplays. Thuc is a highlight in "Heroines of Cinema" and owns a number one spot on Indiewire's list of Best Screenplays Not About Straight White Guys. You can find her in the book RISE: Asian-America Popular Culture out later in 2021 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her website is:

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