LaToya Morgan has signed a two-year overall deal with AMC to work on existing series and develop new ones.  Under the pact, Morgan will join the staff of AMC’s martial arts drama Into The Badlands, which has been renewed for a second season.

Morgan got her start in entertainment as a Screenwriting Fellow at American Film Institute, and is an alumna of several prestigious fellowships including the Warner Bros. Television Writer’s Workshop, Film Independent Producing Lab, the Producer’s Guild Power of Diversity Fellowship.  She was also among the nine 2014 WGA Feature Writers Access Project honorees.  Morgan’s first writing opportunity was on the Showtime hit series, Shameless, and then went on to work as a writer on NBC’s Parenthood.  Over the years, Morgan has worked on shows such as Complications for USA, and just wrapped a stint on AMC’s Revolutionary War drama Turn: Washington’s Spies where she was honored with a 2016 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for her episode False Flag.

Most recently, Morgan was hired to adapt The Two Minute Rule for Original Film and Story Mining & Supply, and also has original crime thriller Carried By Six being produced by Barry Josephson, with Olaf de Fleur directing.  In addition to these two projects, she closed a deal with The Firm to write a biopic of civil rights icon Angela Davis.

My best advice for aspiring writers is to be yourself.  No one can be a better you than you.  When you’re taking those showrunner meetings during staffing season, they are looking to complete a team.  Show them why you’d be a good fit. – LaToya Morgan

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