Matt Witten is a TV writer, novelist, playwright and screenwriter. His novel The Necklace will be published in September, 2021, by Oceanview Publishing, and has been optioned for film by Appian Way and Cartel Pictures, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached as producer.He has been writing for television for the past twenty years, including such shows as House, Pretty Little Liars, Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Medium, JAG, The Glades, Homicide, Judging Amy, and Women’s Murder Club. His TV scripts have been nominated for an Emmy and two Edgars, and he has written pilots for ABC, ABC Family, CW, MTV, Freeform, and TNT. He has written four mystery novels that were published by Signet: Breakfast at Madeline’s, Grand Delusion, Strange Bedfellows, and The Killing Bee. Breakfast at Madeline’s won a Malice Domestic award for best debut novel. His movie Drones premiered in 2014 and played at the AFI Film Festival, the Austin Film Festival, and the London Film Festival. His stage plays The Deal, Sacred Journey, Washington Square Moves and The Ties That Bind have been published by Samuel French and Dramatists Play Service and produced throughout the world. Matt was playwright-in-residence at the Hudson Correctional Facility, where he produced festivals of one-act plays written by the inmates. He has also written for national magazines including Glamour, Parents, and Parenting.
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