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Teaching Artist

Elise D'Haene

Contact Information


  • Ph.D., Counseling/Psychology, University of Southern California
  • M.S., Counseling/Psychology, University of Southern California
  • B.A., English, Oakland University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Advanced Screenwriting
  • Writing for the Screen I, II
  • Writing Landscapes
  • The Writer's Life


Elise D'Haene is a novelist, screenwriter and editor. Among her screen credits, she was a writer on Disney's The Little Mermaid II and penned several episodes of the Showtime series Red Shoe Diaries and Chromium Blue. She was a story editor for the NBC series Wind on Water and has written or co-written dozens of pilot scripts for Disney, FOX, FX, NBC and ABC, among others. She also wrote several feature films and was a writer on the feature Sunstorm. Her first novel, Licking our Wounds, won the Small Press Book Award at Book Expo in Chicago and she won the Hemingway Award for her short story, Married. D'Haene has two television series in development, Tell Me Everything and Luna Bay, and three feature films in development, Banyan Tree, Bloom and Beaver Las Vegas.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Affiliations

  • Writer's Guild of America (West)
  • Madwomen in the Attic Creative Writing Workshops
  • Pittsburgh Filmmakers
  • Women in Film and Television

Selected Artistic Works

  • Licking Our Wounds, screenwriter, 2005
  • Paid, screenwriter, 2005
  • Stiletto Inc., screenwriter, 2005
  • The Little Mermaid II, 2000

Selected Publications

  • "Sometimes Slowly," short story, Bloom Literary Journal, 2014
  • "End of Days," short story, Voices from the Attic, 2013
  • "Red Shoe Diaries (co-author), fiction series, 2006

Selected Presentations

  • "Creative Disruption/Traditional Distribution," Women in Film & Media Summit, 2014
  • "Hungry Sphinx," Madwomen in the Attic Reading Series, 2013