Nicole Perlman began her professional writing career at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her first screenplay “Challenger”, based on the life of physicist Richard Feynman, won the Tribeca Film Festival’s Sloan Grant for Science in Film and topped the 2006 Black List. In 2009 she earned a coveted spot in Marvel Studio’s writing program in which she was offered Marvel properties to adapt for the big screen. Notably, she chose the then lesser-known “Guardians of the Galaxy” comics, kick-starting the current franchise. She has since written for Universal Studios, National Geographic Films, Disney Studios, Cirque Du Soleil Films, 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios.

A donation has been made on behalf of Nicole Perlman to the Zen Hospice Project

Chad and Carey Hayes are the critically acclaimed writing team behind “The Conjuring” and its sequel. Identical twins, they began their writing careers in their early 20s and have since been prolific in both film and television. Their horror genre credits include the 2005 remake of the horror classic “House of Wax”, “The Reaping” with Hilary Swank, and “Whiteout” with Kate Beckinsale. In addition to having had the number one movie at the box office (“Conjuring 2”), they are currently writing “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3 & 4”, as well as the independent film “Crucifixion”. They also have a series in development with Amazon based on the true story of the “Exorcist” and have begun pre-production on “The Haunted” for Dreamworks.

A donation has been made on behalf of Chad Hayes to Cantinas.

A donation has been made on behalf of Carey Hayes to Merlin Clarke of the Climate Ride NYC

Edward Ricourt is the writer of “Now You See Me” about a team of illusionists performing bank heists starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Morgan Freeman. Edward is also a writer and producer on the critically acclaimed Marvel/Netflix Original Series “Jessica Jones” based on a gritty private investigator with super powers in the Marvel Universe. He also writes for the Fox supernatural drama “Wayward Pines”.

A donation has been made on behalf of Ed Ricourt to the Fresh Air Fund

"I write because a good story can make you set aside everything you think you know, and open yourself to something new."

Nicole Perlman - Screenwriter
Guardians of the Galaxy

“Writing for us is that itch you can’t scratch until you get it on the page.”

Chad & Carey Hayes - Screenwriters
The Conjuring

"I can't stop dreaming and exploring lives more complicated, adventurous, dangerous than my own."

Ed Ricourt - Screenwriter
Now You See Me

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