Dara Resnik

Native New Yorker Resnik holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an M.F.A. in Motion Picture Producing from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts’ Peter Stark Producing Program. Following a successful feature writing career, she has been writing and producing television for over a decade now, including stints on Aaron Sorkin’s Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Pushing Daisies, Mistresses, Castle, Jane the Virgin, Shooter, Jill Soloway’s I Love Dick, and Marvel’s Daredevil. 

Most recently she co-created and showruns Home Before Dark, a Paramount series for Apple inspired by real-life 12-year-old crime reporter Hilde Lysiak. The project is about truth and the power of young women, making it her proudest career achievement.

Between projects, Resnik teaches the next generation of writers in the Peter Stark Producing Program and the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television, both at USC, and the Sundance labs. In her spare time, she runs marathons and is a leader in her progressive Jewish community, Ikar. Resnik draws her motivation to keep moving from the young women in her own life, especially her daughter, Orly.