Welcome to my world...

Won't you come on in...

...Dean Martin's "Golddiggers"

About Elizabeth

Actress/Singer

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Coming Up On 40, Count Them, 40 Years in the Business!

Writer

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My True Love and Calling!

Director

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Never Thought About Directing, then Found Out I Was Rather Good at It!

As An Actress...

She has been seen on Broadway in: A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine - Directed by Tommy Tune & Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up. National Tours include: Hello, Dolly! - 20th Anniversary Tour with Carol Channing; The King & I - with Rudolf Nureyev; Evita directed by Harold Prince; and A Partridge in a Pear Tree with James Mason. Regional Theatre credits include: Guys &Dolls with Milton Berle; Oliver! directed by Tony and Oscar winner, Onna White, and many others. Locally she has been seen as: “Marge” in The Bridges of Madison County (Eccles Regent Street Theatre); “Mother Superior” in Sister Act (Hale Center Theatre-WV) and “Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn” in The Music Man (Sundance).

As A Writer...

She has written for nearly every film and video venue in the business: feature film, short film, television (long and short form), corporate video, documentary, as well as musicals and straight plays for the legitimate theatre, and is currently a free-lance writer/director. 

She spent numerous years as a script consultant, first with the Pasadena Playhouse, where she reviewed new and established scripts which were under consideration and then with Entertainment Business Group, an entertainment consulting company and she is well versed with the campaign elements that make a film “commercially viable.” 

Ms. Hansen holds an MFA in screenwriting from the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film and Television Studies, has won the prestigious Writers Guild of America Award, an EMMY nomination, and was a finalist for the Humanitas Prize for excellence in children’s television programing. In addition she has a Telly award and two Crystal Awards for excellence in corporate video writing.  She is currently the lead writer for the LDS Church’s new Book of Mormon Video Series as well as the Executive Director of Utah Lyric Opera. 


As A Director...

Her film directing credits include: A Light in the Woods & The Sisters of Bethany, both of which she also wrote.  Her opera directing credits include: Carmen for the Pine Mountain Music Festival; Rigoletto, Il Barbiere di Siviglia; La Boheme; La Traviata; Madama Butterfly all for Utah Lyric Opera as well as two new shows she wrote, compiled and directed: Singing the Stories of Christmas and Singing the Stories of America .  In addition she directed Big River for the Sundance Summer Theatre and Enchanted April: a musical at the Covey Center for the Arts.  

Resume Highlights

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Education

M.F.A.   JUNE, 1988 

      AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CENTER FOR ADVANCED FILM AND TELEVISION STUDIES 

      LOS ANGELES, CA EMPHASIS: SCREENWRITING 

B.F.A.JUNE 1976 

      UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SLC, UT  

      MAJOR:  THEATRE PERFORMANCE - CUM LAUDE

Honors and Awards

WRITERS GUILD AWARD - 1990 - AMERICAN EYES - CBS SCHOOLBREAK SPECIAL 

EMMY AWARD - NOMINEE - 1990 - AMERICAN EYES - CBS SCHOOLBREAK SPECIAL 

HUMANITAS PRIZE - FINALIST - 1990 - AMERICAN EYES - CBS SCHOOLBREAK SPECIAL 

CRYSTAL AWARD - 1997 - WHAT’S WRONG WITH BOB - VIDEO WEST PROD. 

CRYSTAL AWARD - 1998 - BENEFITS: POSSIBLE - VIDEO WEST PROD. 

TELLY AWARD - 2006 - CLASSROOM – FOUNDATION FOR A BETTER LIFE

Screenwriting Competitions Won or Placed

TABLE READ MY SCRIPT (SUNDANCE) - FINALIST - 2018 - THE LAST BOOK OF JOHN

TABLE READ MY SCRIPT (AUSTIN) - SEMI-FINALIST - 2018 - ORPHANS 11

STAGE 32 SCREENWRITING COMPETITION - SEMI-FINALIST - 2017 - THE ONLY ALIEN ON THE PLANET

WOMEN IN FILM AND VIDEO NEW ENGLAND – SECOND PLACE - 2010 - FANG, FANG, YOU’RE DEAD! 

PAGE SCREENWRITING COMP. QUARTER FINALIST - 2009 - THE LAST KILL 

SCRIPTAPALOOZA SCREENWRITING COMPSEMIFINALIST - 2009 - THE LAST KILL 

SCR(I)PT MAGAZINE OPEN DOOR COMP.   SECOND ROUND FINALIST - 2003 - THE HIGH ROAD AKA ORPHANS 11 

TEXAS FILM INSTITUTE INAUGURAL SCREENWRITING COMPETITION - 1ST PLACE - 1999 - DECORATION DAY AKA COMING HOME 

WRITER’S DIGEST WRITING COMPETITION   4TH PLACE - 1999 - ALL THESE PLACES AKA COMING HOME 

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Elizabeth Hansen

P.O. Box 495, Draper, UT 84020, US