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Mattie Bayne is a comedy writer and director from Baltimore, Maryland. 


She currently works as a story editor on the second season of ABC’s NOT DEAD YET. Previously, she was a staff writer on Disney Channel's RAVEN'S HOME and a program writer in the Disney General Entertainment 2022 Writing Program. 


Mattie is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, where she received a BFA in Film and Television Production, with a minor in playwriting. 


An ovarian cancer survivor, Mattie is passionate about the representation of women and BIPOC in comedy, and she strives to tell stories that bring people together.


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Not Feeling It Yet

After months of processing her relationship with Phillip, Nell tells Sam she's ready to move on; Sam tries to recapture her spark with her husband; Lexi helps Dennis search for the perfect egg donor.

Raven's Clone

In preparation for the SMET Gala, Raven recruits a super fan to assist her. While on a field trip to the museum, Alice, Dylan, and her new friend, Bree, try to find the Rat-Man.

What Had Happened Was...

A school test question about the end of slavery puts Alice in a moral dilemma. Booker and Cami recap their breakup.

Goosebumps for Bayne, local girl writes her own dream

By Jamie Costello

BALTIMORE — Here is what Mattie Bayne said in 2014 while attending St. Paul’s School for Girls, “My mom is going to kill me, I want to go to school in Los Angeles and be in the heart of film and acting industry.”

Here is what she did. She went to school at the University of Southern California and made connections.

She got involved in the Disney Diversity Program and landed a writing job with a brand new ABC show called, “Not Dead Yet." The show makes its premiere Wednesday night at 8:30.

This is an amazing dream come true for Bayne. At the age of 14, she was told she had ovarian cancer.

She thought, “cancer, my heart dropped, I thought about death.”

Well, her 14-year-old self is still talking to her.

“I get goosebumps realizing I am doing what I set out to do and that 14-year-old girl made me stronger,” Bayne said.

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Disney General Entertainment has selected the 12 participants for its 32nd annual Writing Program.

The one-year initiative offers promising young writers the chance at staff writing assignments on a DGE series. Participants are also provided with mentorship, professional development opportunities and access to DGE’s network of executives, producers, showrunners and alumni.

The program also provides participants with salary and benefits, and writers who are staffed on a DGE scripted series will be compensated at WGA scale, according to Disney.

“The Creative Talent Development & Inclusion team is proud to launch this extremely talented group of writers into the next phase of their career,” said Tim McNeal, senior vice president of Disney’s CTDI team. “The flagship Writing Program is one of the critical ways CTDI connects creative talent to opportunities across Disney and continues to fuel our company’s staffing pipeline specifically for emerging, diverse TV writers. We look forward to seeing this cohort shape the next generation of producers and showrunners.”

Disney Writing Program alumni include many prominent and award-winning series creators, producers and showrunners such as Zahir McGhee (“Queens”), Saladin Patterson (“The Wonder Years” and “Dave”), Peter Saji (“mixed-ish”), Anthony Sparks (“Queen Sugar”) and Ayanna Floyd Davis (“The Chi”).

Last year’s participants secured writing jobs on shows such as ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” “Queens,” “Station 19,” “Maggie,” “The Conners” and “Home Economics,” as well as Disney Branded Television shows “Raven’s Home,” “Big Shot” and “BUNK’D,” among other shows.

Mattie Bayne, “Never Have I Ever” writers’ assistant (Baltimore, Md.), who was also named Disney Branded Television’s Eunetta T. Boone Comedy Writer Scholar.

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Agent: Rachel Savage   
O: (212) 659-2600

@: rachel.savage@unitedtalent.com

 

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