Charmaine Cleveland holds a BA in Journalism with a specialization in East Asian Studies from Pepperdine University. Previous to pursuing screenwriting, she was a Getty Multicultural Fellow and was first introduced to filmmaking through Film Independent’s internship program. She began work as a production assistant with ABC Disney Television Group and currently works full time as a Writers’/Showrunner’s assistant. Previous shows include Fox Television’s procedural drama Deputy and BET’s upcoming series Trap Queens, a spin-off of Irv Gotti’s anthology series Tales. She uses her experience as a former journalist and international area knowledge to craft timely, politically charged period pieces.