Helen Shang

Writer, Hannibal, Scratch, Horror Haiku

Helen is a TV and feature screenwriter who wrote on NBC’s critically acclaimed series Hannibal, and most recently on CBS’s Hawaii Five-0. Her original spec pilot, Terminal, a dark dramatic thriller, was optioned for development by Sony Television Studios. She was a member of the CBS Diversity Writer’s Mentorship in 2010, and was a fellow of the CAPE New Writers Fellowship in 2014, both screenwriting programs committed to promoting race and gender diversity both behind and in front of the camera. Beyond TV, she’s also written an episode for the digital short series Horror Haiku, the award-winning sci-fi short film Distance (co-written with Aimee Long), and the horror short film Scratch.


When a repressed 1950s housewife is left alone by her philandering husband, she makes a horrifying discovery about the noises in the house that are coming from the walls. Making her directorial debut is well-known and respected US actress Emma Bell, best known for playingAmy in AMC’s The Walking Dead, andEmma Brown in the TNT […]


Dark Divas

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ScareLA is proud to bring this showcase of the ferocious feminine power of horror.  Meet six powerhouses of on-screen scares and hear them share their journeys into the dark as they talk about what inspires and frightens them on the path to success. Join us to celebrate talent and originality at it’s best this August!