The Exceptional Work Of Filmmaker Disha Manocha
Disha Manocha’s CV is a list of jobs, education and work experiences that some people, especially film students, would give their right arm to have be their very own. It is full of all the things that producers, directors and everyone else who ever wanted to work in the film industry only dreams of having on their resumé.
Disha is from Mumbai, India. She came to the United States and completed her MFA in TV Writing & Producing from Chapman University’s legendary Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. Following that, she landed a role as Writers’ PA (Production Assistant) on the freshman CBS medical drama GOOD SAM. Disha was a finalist for the Warner Bros. TV Writing Workshop and she wrote and executive produced a short film, Divine Intervention, which is part of the official lineup at film festivals both in the US and abroad, including the San Diego International ShortsFest, and the International Short Film Festival of Detmold in Germany. All of this information on Disha’s incremental successes is most certainly interesting but we haven’t even touched upon what’s in her lengthy and quite fascinating resumé yet.
Some of the opportunities that have come Disha’s way and that have pulled her closer and closer to the core of the film industry are: She served as a writer for the Disney Television Discovers: Talent Showcase 2021 which had her writing original scenes to be presented at industry-wide screenings and then she worked on development of a children’s animated series, The Junior Explorers Club, with five-time Emmy award-winner Judy Stoia, working on scripting and outlining the show focusing on folktales from around the globe. In addition, she was also a Creative Management Intern for the Walt Disney Company in India, where she assisted with creatives and promotions for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Cars 3, and Thor: Ragnarok.
She was a Creative and Development Associate, for Fox Star Studios, which enabled her to assist with research on promo strategies and select copy for ads and poster designs. Disha also worked as a Development Intern for Gray Matter Productions which saw her compile lists and conducting research for potential development projects. She was a TV Development Intern for Mandeville Films & TV, for which she conducted coverage on incoming scripts for development consideration, including but not limited to: books, podcasts, IP, pitch decks, etc. She was a Writer’s PA for CBS Television studios, which has her Conducting research for the series, rolling calls, and managing the writers’ room office.
We can’t wait to see what’s next on the horizon for the talented and amazing Disha! Stay tuned!