Shane Perez (bio) - Shane's Puerto Rican-Irish background has always provided a rich palette of inspiration to fuel the creative streak he displayed from a young age. He landed his first writing job at age twelve after approaching a local newspaper about a weekly kid-centric current events column. A born and bred New Yorker, Shane went on to study Film & English at Hunter College/CUNY.
To date, Shane has had one feature screenplay produced and numerous other projects sold or optioned. Shane eventually decided to experience new horizons in Ireland, his mother’s homeland. In Dublin, he worked as a film/entertainment reviewer and feature writer for a national newspaper before heading back to school and attaining his MA in Screenwriting from the National University of Ireland.
Shane has worked as a screenwriter, journalist, script editor and reader on both sides of the Atlantic, including extensive project evaluation work with the Irish Film Board as well as many of the then NY based production companies such as Miramax and New Line. Shane has received further development training from the EU MEDIA funded Sources 2 and the UCLA Professional Writers Program, and was also chosen for the prestigious eQuinoxe Germany screenwriting workshop
Recently, Shane has written several episodes of the Sony/ BRB Internacional children’s cartoon Invizimals, and Aurora World’s forthcoming animated series CubyZoo, as well as an episode of MyTeeVee.tv/Colaborator.com’s anthology series Match. Shane is currently overseeing the bible/script development of Aurora World’s forthcoming reboot of the animated YooHoo & Friends.
As if life wasn’t busy enough, Shane teaches screenwriting part-time at the National University of Ireland, at both the MA and BA level, and mentors the MA students on their thesis projects.