Rae Shaw

Professor at Emerson College

Rae Shaw is an award-winning director-producer of films and writer of screenplays, poetry, essay and short fiction. Her work explores diversity, connection, sexuality and disparity. A graduate of the University of Chicago and University of Miami, Rae has directed theater and film productions. Her writing has also received awards from noted screenwriting competitions the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Film Festival and Cynosure Screenwriting Awards among others. After working in the industry at The Firm, One Race Films and LionsGate for industry veterans, Rae returned to teaching filmmaking and screenwriting. She continues developing her projects that uplift women and diverse perspectives. She was recently a semifinalist for the NYWIFT Writers Lab and the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships including the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. Rae is a member of AWD, IFP, ACLU, WIMPS and WOCU. Rae is bi-coastal and splits her time between Los Angeles and Boston where she teaches at Emerson College.