Episode 100: Tracy Barone: film executive and producer, writer, and critically acclaimed novelist, 9/11/23
Tracy Barone is a storyteller who has honed her skills in her multifaceted careers. She began her career in theatre as a playwright and director in New York City, her plays, including award-winning “August Grace”, were performed Off-Broadway in venues including the Public Theatre, Playwrights Horizons and La Mama. Her desire to learn how to develop and produce the material she wrote propelled her into the studio system in Los Angeles.
Her debut novel, Happy Family, garnered her a high six-figure advance and was met with critical acclaim. Published by Little Brown, Happy Family has been published in German by Diogenes Verlag. She is writing her next book series, Ziggurat and has written personal essays and articles for Oprah.com, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.
In television, Tracy merged her skills as a writer/co-producer on Nat Geo’s, series Valley of the Boom. She currently has original series in development as a US/French co-production with Asylum TV and Leonis and Legendary Global as well as a feature film for Janet Yang Productions.
She currently resides in Los Angeles and is a member of the WGA and PGA.