Thuc Doan Nguyen

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Thuc Doan Nguyen
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Nguyen in Downtown Los Angeles 2015
CitizenshipDual EU and US
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Occupation Filmmaker, Screenwriter, Film Producer
Years active2003 – present
Known forThe Bitch Pack

Thuc Doan Nguyen is a Los Angeles-based writer and producer. She was born in Vietnam, and grew up in North Carolina and Southern Maryland. She is a double major from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Public Policy Analysis (Environmental Policy) and Communication Studies and also holds a master's degree (MPA) obtained in Southern California. Nguyen is the founder of "The Bitch Pack", [1] a group dedicated to promoting female-driven screenplays through Twitter and other social media sites. She is also the founder of "#StartWith8Hollywood" which has opened doors for Women of Color creators. [2]



For Nguyen's work in Hollywood, she and her Bitch Pack have been featured in The Huffington Post [3] Salon, [4] Forbes, [5] Indiewire, [6] The Hollywood Reporter [7] and other outlets, along with the Sundance Film Festival 2021. [8] Thuc is in the book Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. [9] She is part of the team of the Rory Kennedy Academy Award-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam , being a translator for the film. [10]

Nguyen has written award placing screenplays. Her historical drama screenplay about Lucy Parsons and Albert Parsons & The Haymarket Affair is number one in IndieWire's "Not All Stories Are About Straight White Men". [11] [12] . Her feature about Vietnamese-American women in New Orleans has garnered attention, making it to the second round of Sundance Film Institute Labs. [13]

Nguyen helped launch the first "Cause Related Marketing Department" at Saatchi & Saatchi London for Marjorie Ellis Thompson and Hamish Pringle, aiding them with the book Brand Spirit. [14]

Nguyen has published academically. She presented at the University of London with her paper "Of Cougars and Kittens in Vampire Visual Rhetoric of the Last 30 Years: Ageism, Sexuality, Conformity and Ethics in Relation to Contemporary Fictional Female Vampires in Film & Television". Paper Proposal Accepted by The London Consortium, by Dr. Simon Bacon. [15] She wrote a piece for the book Race/Gender/Class/Media.

In New York City, Nguyen has worked with Kevin McLeod [16] on a series of interactive projects and online games for Atomic Pictures as an associate producer for the web game "The Beast". Nguyen is the voice of Cybertronics and Eliza in Eliza's Tea Room. They made web sites for groups such as the Service Employees International Union. She also worked for other integrated entertainment companies.

Nguyen produced the documentary Goth Parking Lot at The Cure's Jones Beach Dream Tour show, as encouraged by the makers of Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, fellow Marylanders.

In Los Angeles, Nguyen worked for Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Brothers Television as a writers' and executive producers' assistant. Nguyen made up dialogue as Fredrik Bond's "Milkmaid": Creative Annual UK – Best Campaign – Bronze for MJZ. [17]

Nguyen continues her work in film. The Sundance Film Institute, along with The MacArthur Foundation and George Soros' Open Society Foundation, among others, sent Nguyen to The Sundance Film Festival in 2020 for their Inclusion Initiative. [18] She is nominated for the Lynn Shelton memorial grant. [19] She is also an "Emerging Filmmaker" for the Toronto International Film Festival 2020. Nguyen is a recipient of the Center for Cultural Innovation's California Fund for Artists and Cultural Practitioners Award, 2020, The Critical Minded Writers Grant and The Vancouver Asian Film Festival, 2019. [20]

Nguyen's work can be found in various publications. The Los Angeles Times published an essay by Nguyen about modern love. [21] Nguyen's magazine writing work has included: Sweet Action, Useless, Working Class (all New York City indie magazines), Urb and BPM (international music magazines) about popular culture, filmmakers, internet dating, Ima Robot, and Moving Units. Nguyen's also written for Nylon's Beauty Diary about Sting's yoga guru, Ganga White. Nguyen wrote about The Cartier Women's Initiative Awards to which she was invited and Lupita Nyong'o's stance on inclusion for The Hollywood Reporter. [22] Nguyen wrote a deep dive about the phrase "Me love you long time"'s effects on society [23] and also about #BlackPowerYellowPeril [24] for Flaunt Magazine. Nguyen is also a contributor to The Daily Beast. [25]

Thanks to women such as Amanda de Cadenet and Sam Taylor-Johnson, Nguyen's photography work has been featured in their Girl Gaze Project. Multiple pieces of Nguyen's photography work were featured in Clawmarks Issue One which debuted at London Comic Con in 2016. [26]

Nguyen is active in political satire as an organizer for The Satanic Temple [27] and as part of the writing team for Tomi Lahren viral parody show Toni Lahren [28] produced in Los Angeles. [29]

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