Monica Partridge earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree with Specialization in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute. Throughout her career in entertainment, she has worked at most of the major studios in Los Angeles, including NBC, Universal, Disney/ABC, Warner Brothers, The Lot, Raleigh/Paramount.
A competition screenplay reader, Monica has read for the CineStory Screenplay Competition and Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Competition. She has also read scripts and provided coverage for the Edward S. Feldman Company (Witness, Green Card, The Truman Show), Mutual Film Company (Saving Private Ryan, Snakes on a Plane), and producer Jethro Rothe-Kushel.
Post AFI, Monica worked as assistant to screenwriter and EP Dana Stevens (Julie & Julia, Travis McGee, Life or Something Like It, For Love of the Game, City of Angels, Blink, “What About Brian” for ABC/Bad Robot).
Monica was fortunate to begin her screenwriting education studying in private writers’ group with the legendary Syd Field, pioneer of screenwriting methodology and author of Screenplay, at his Beverly Hills home. She would go on to study in seminars, workshops and private study with Richard Krevolin, Michael Hauge, Kirk Ellis, Robert McKee, Barri Evins, Joe Forte, Philip Eisner. Additionally, she has attended hundreds of panel discussions and film screenings with filmmakers discussing their work, some of which have included Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Robert Altman, Wes Anderson, Baz Luhrmann, David Hare and Michael Cunningham, David Lynch, Eli Roth, Susannah Grant, Michael Urban, Andrew Lesnie, Milos Forman, Paula Wagner, Laura Ziskin, Don Roos, Kevin Williamson, David Self, Mike Figgis and others.
Part of her professional background is in journalism and corporate entertainment, with the KNBC-TV Los Angeles newsroom, NBC West Coast business development, the e-commerce division at Universal Music Group (eCAT, Global e), Open Radio (Moscow), The St. Petersburg Times (Russia) and The Vladivostok News (Russia).
She holds her B.A. in Russian Language and Literature from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, and studied at Mount Holyoke College in MA. A Los Angeles native, she attended the Polytechnic School. She speaks Russian and Spanish and has formally studied French and Mandarin.
Currently, Monica provides screenplay story notes on a consultant basis to other writers, directors, cinematographers and producers. She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.