Professional Experience:

  • Chicago Hope – Writer
  • Fifteen and Pregnant – Writer
  • Aliens Beach – Writer
  • Critical Choices – Writer
  • If Someone Had Known – Writer
  • Joshua’s Heart – Writer
  • It Happens Next Door – Writer/Director/Producer
  • Barney – Writer/Director/Producer
  • The Baxters – Writer/Producer)
  • Scared Straight – Production Coordinator
  • That’s Cat – Writer/Producer

Education & Background:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Philadelphia Museum College of Art

Susan Cuscuna has had an extensive career writing screenplays for companies like NBC, ABC, Twentieth Century Fox, and HBO. Many of Susan’s projects were derived from research based on true stories regarding social issues of children and youth. She has been a creative writing instructor for incarcerated youth in Los Angeles and was the Director of the Media Center for Project Fatherhood.


  • Academy Award, Best Feature Documentary – Scared Straight – Production Coordinator
  • Emmy Award – Barney
  • Emmy Award – It Happens Next Door
  • Emmy Award – The Baxters


  • Molly and Me and Manny Magee. NY: Modern Publishing, 2007.