Alumna and Movie and TV Writer/Producer to Participate in Virtual Event


Television and movie writer Akela Cooper will share her experiences in the film industry through a virtual event at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 via Zoom.

Raised in Hayti, Missouri, Cooper graduated from Truman in 2003. Since then, she has written and produced several movies and television shows including the current Warner Bros. release, “Malignant.” Her movie “M3GAN” finished production earlier this summer under Universal/Blumhouse with James Wan/Atomic Monster producing and Gerard Johnstone directing. Additionally, she is currently writing “The Nun 2” for New Line/Atomic Monster and The Safran Company.

On the TV side, Cooper is currently an executive producer on “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” for Paramount+. In the past she has worked on Netflix/Marvel drama series “Luke Cage,” “American Horror Story,” as well as “The 100,” “Grimm” and “Witches of East End.”

Cooper will share experiences from both her personal and professional life. The conversation will be moderated by students Eliana Moore and Rob Garner. This event is a collaboration between Center of Diversity and Inclusion and the Film Club. RSVP here.
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