Peabody-award-winning writer/executive producer Wendy Calhoun’s unique career spans one-hour dramas, unscripted series, VR, and gaming. Her scripted drama credits include Co-Executive Producing and writing the historic first season of FBC’s Empire and debut seasons of Prodigal Son, Station 19, Nashville, Revenge, and Justified. Known as a champion for diversity and inclusion, Calhoun’s developed and sold ten series pitches since 2015 with buyers including Netflix, Universal, Starz, Disney, The CW, FX, and Fox.
Calhoun’s a frequent guest speaker for the National Academy of Sciences, Film Independent, and the Austin Film Festival. Based in Los Angeles, she’s a guest lecturer for USC and enjoys mentoring new WGA West members launching their television writing careers. She loves gardening, biking, golf, and playing Texas Hold’em with her family.