Kat Smith got her first break in episodic television, working with producers such as Tom Fontana and Georgia Jeffries. She’s written for ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox/FX and STARZ!/Encore.
Her first feature spec sale was to Warner Bros., with Robin Wright to star and Wendy Finerman producing. Assignments include a biopic for Jodie Foster/Canal Plus, an historical intrigue for Universal/Rafaella DeLaurentis and an Almodovar adaptation for Spring Creek/Warner Bros.
She’s currently working on a project for Patricia Heaton/Four Boys Films. Double Nickel Entertainment optioned her feature, Cloud 9; Liam Neeson recently signed on as the lead.
Her award-winning directorial debut, The Clearing, starring Titus Welliver/Laurel Holloman enjoyed a long life on the festival circuit, aired on IFC, PBS, two airlines, and released on DVD by FilmFest.
Honors: 2 screenwriting awards; a NYFA grant; Millay Colony fellowship; AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women; Film Independent’s Directors Lab; Filmmaker magazine's “25 New Faces to Watch.” Chair, WGAW Activities Committee/Lake Arrowhead Retreat.
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