Writer / Producer
Alana Sanko is an award-winning television writer and producer who has written and developed for comedy, drama and animated series, as well as TV movies and network and cable pilots. She started her career as an entertainment publicist and went on to work in television production, during which time she was accepted into the Warner Bros. Writers’ Workshop, which landed her a staff position on the critically acclaimed hit CBS television series, MURPHY BROWN. She has since gone on to write on many other staffs, as well as pitch, sell and produce a number of original pilots for ABC, CBS, Bravo, MTV, HBO Family, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, Nick at Nite and Cartoon Network.
Her credits include: Creator/Executive Producer of the ABC comedy pilot SEE JAYNE RUN; Head Writer for MTV’s Annie Nominated series SPY GROOVE; the Disney Channel Original Movie GET A CLUE, starring Lindsay Lohan and the Nickelodeon series she created, JUST FOR KICKS, with Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg, which earned her a WGA Award. In addition, Alana has written for numerous children’s series, including Disney Channel’s LITTLE EINSTEINS, PBS’ DRAGON TALES, and HBO Family’s A LITTLE CURIOUS. Most recently, she acted as a Consulting Producer for HALF LIFE, starring Larisa Oleynik - the limited series winner of the NYC women’s initiative screenwriting competition #GreenlightHer!
Alana is a proud member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, BMI, SACD, New York Women in Film & Television and the Writers Guild of America.