Speaker Miranda Kwok
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Motorcyclist. Black Belt Martial Artist. Captain of the Rugby Team. These are just a few other titles one can ascribe to writer, creator, actor and producer Miranda Kwok. Always ready to tackle any challenge that presents itself – from jumping out of an airplane to crisis counseling at a women’s shelter to backpacking across China in search of a lost bloodline – Miranda is now best known as the Creator and Executive Producer of the U.S. television series adaptation The Cleaning Lady, based on the Argentine series La Chica Que Limpia. Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment, Miranda wrote the pilot script and developed The Cleaning Lady for the Fox Network.
Miranda's journey into the arts began when she attended Claude Watson, Canada's premier school for the performing arts. Miranda made her television debut at the age of thirteen, and then continued to perform in over forty film, television and stage productions. Committed to rounding out her education and personal growth, Miranda completed an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Toronto. In addition, Miranda had the honor of working as a counselor at a number of crisis centers and women’s shelters. There she found a diversity of people who enriched her life in meaningful ways. Through the stories they entrusted in her, she gained invaluable insight and passion to provide support, hope and expression for others. Although her journey began with a formal arts education, it was only when she began to listen to others that she realized in order to offer any kind of perspective and tell the kinds of stories she wanted to tell, she had to write. With her first screenplay about the so-called military ‘comfort women,’ Miranda won the Grand Prize in the Slamdance Screenplay Competition. With her first spec script, Miranda landed a Staff Writer position on Spartacus: Blood & Sand on the Starz Network. She has worked as a writer and story consultant on several theme park attractions and immersive experiences, including Wanda Movie Park's 4D Film Streets of Fury and 5D Film Ultimate Energy which was produced by Industrial Light and Magic. More recently, Miranda served as a writer and Supervising Producer for The 100 on the CW Network, working for four seasons on the Warner Bros. TV series.
Miranda’s development includes writing ten episodes of Aurelio De Laurentiis’ international series Empire of the Dragons, including the pilot episode. Miranda also created an original TV series entitled Snakehead which she developed with Relativity Media and Ixtlan Productions, then she wrote the pilot script for a premium U.S. cable network with Michelle Yeoh attached to star and Oliver Stone attached to direct.
Miranda is a member of the Television Academy, an alum of the WGA Showrunner Training Program, the WGA Writer Access Project, the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, and Film Independent's Project: Involve, through which she earned a full tuition scholarship at The Los Angeles Film School for their Feature Development Program. Miranda is also a 76th-generation descendant of the Chinese philosopher Confucius.
Speaking on: Showrunner Superpanel: breaking the script; Meet a Showrunner + Director; Meet a Showrunner + Director