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May 14, 2020

Storyteller and TV Writer Ester Lou Weithers learned how to take ownership of her own narrative before crafting the lives of characters on Hollywood shows.

A proud Caribbean-American, FAMU Alumna, and writer for shows on NBC and Fox, she discusses why your uniqueness is key to moving the culture forward. #theentouragepodcast

Ester Lou’s Biography (Abbreviated): 

After studying journalism at Florida A&M University, Ester Lou started a career on the corporate side of cable television working at LIFETIME and MTV Networks in New York City. But after feeling she was too far away from the creative side of production, Ester relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in writing. She got her first break in the writers’ room as a writer’s production assistant on SHOWTIME’S HOUSE OF LIES. 

During hiatus, Ester worked with Black&Sexy TV to create, write and direct two web series - SEXLESS and CHEF JULIAN - which were both acquired by BETHer. In 2016, she was accepted into the FOX WRITERS INTENSIVE and ultimately became the fellow for that year, leading to a development deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television. 

Ester Lou’s previous credits include PITCH and STAR. She is currently working on NBC’s crime drama, GOOD GIRLS, as an executive story editor. 

During this episode, she shares:

  • The importance of taking ownership of your own narrative
  • Why your perspective and self awareness are key 
  • The necessity of doing your research 
  • Ester's leap of faith from a New York office job to becoming a writer in Los Angeles

Resources Mentioned: 

  • The Entourage Podcast Season 1 Episode 1: The Importance of Scripting Your Own Narrative in the Creative Industry with Actor and Filmmaker Denzel Whitaker with Denzel Whitaker:

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Intro/Outro Music:

 “Waiting IV” by Celeste Betton

Who this episode is for: writers, tv writers, filmmaker, director, producer, writer, tv writer, television, television writer