Marya Cohn is the award winning writer/director of the feature film The Girl in the Book. Her short film, Developing, starring Natalie Portman and Frances Conroy, screened at Sundance, won grand prizes at the Belgian Festival Mondial du Cinéma de Court Métrage and the St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival, and aired on The Sundance Channel and Channel 13’s Reel NY. She has also directed plays at The Here Theater, Rattlestick Theater, Dixon Place, Vital Theater, HB Playwrights’ Foundation and Theater, The Women’s Project, New Georges, NADA 45, and the playwrights’ unit at EST. Cohn currently teaches screenwriting and intellectual prose at Montclair State University. She received her MFA from NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television and her B.A. from Harvard University, where she won the Louis B. Sudler Award for Achievement in the Arts.