Speaker Shernold Edwards

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Shernold Edwards

Film and TV Writer

(Haven, Hand of God, Anne with an E)

Shernold Edwards is an award-winning film and TV writer with roots in genre/sci-fi and family drama. Shernold adapted the acclaimed novel A Day Late And A Dollar Short by Terry McMillan (Waiting To Exhale) into a TV movie for Lifetime starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ving Rhames. For that project, she received the 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Mini-Series. Shernold wrote for the final three seasons of SyFy’s Haven, was a Producer on the third season of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and a Producer on season two of Amazon’s Hand of God (starring Ron Perlman and Dana Delany). She most recently was a Consulting Producer on the highly anticipated new CBS series The Red Line, exec produced by Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti that will debut in early 2019. She is currently a Co-Executive producer on season three of Netflix's Anne With An E (based on the novel Anne of Green Gables) and writing a TV pilot for eOne adapted from the bestselling Fiona Griffiths mystery novel series from Harry Bingham. Prior to writing, Shernold was a production/development executive at CTV (Canada) where her projects included award-winning TV movies and series like Degrassi: The Next Generation. She attended the Canadian Film Centre's Professional Screenwriting Program and has a Screenwriting MFA from Columbia University. 

Speaking on: Showrunner Super Panel

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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