University of Southern California, Writing for Screen and Television Major

Zoe Cheng is a Chinese American writer and aspiring showrunner hailing from Cincinnati and a studying Writing for Screen and Television at the University of Southern California. Zoe was recognized in Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest for her feature, Little Girls and has advanced to the second round of the MACRO Episodic Lab and Austin Film Festival pilot competition. She has held internships with FX Networks, NBCUniversal, TNT/TBS, MGM Studios, and Sam Esmail’s production company. Zoe aspires toward a career where she can continue to write across television, film, and theatre as well as help create a more empowering artistic landscape for women in these fields. Samples of her work can be found at