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Candace Egan is a native Californian who currently lives near Yosemite National Park. She is a screenwriter, semi-retired professor of Film and Media Arts at Fresno State and an avid tennis player. She began her career when she was seduced by the moving image and became the first female news videographer at the TV station where she worked, later she was the only woman in a media production department and then she became the only female digital film/video professor at her university. She’s had a long career as a non-fiction visual storyteller, exploring stories about a breadth of people such as the first Hmong women to go to college, an American WWII POW from a Nazi death camp, a Portuguese-American congressman, competitive wheel chair tennis players and a U.S. Poet Laureate. Her life and career leads her to write female-driven, inspirational dramas about mature, authentic women who transform into vibrant, adventurous versions of themselves.
Laurels, awards and other accomplishments:
Her feature screenplay "Ladies Club" was a quarterfinalist in the 2022 CineStory Feature Retreat competition and is an Official Selection for the 2022 Sacramento International Film Festival. Her TV pilot script "Northern Voice" is a quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft TV Pilot competition and is an Official Selection in the Fall 2022 Big Apple Film Festival script competition.
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