Christina K. Licud


New York, New York, United States

Christina K. Licud is an award-winning screenwriter and Virginia native. Her short film, WE WERE MEANT TO, which she co-wrote, premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Her scripted horror anthology podcast SOMETHING STRANGE IS HAPPENING, which she wrote, produced, and co-directed, premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival as part of its inaugural podcast selection. The series was optioned by eOne and Estuary Films and is now in development for TV. Christina was one of ten participants selected for the 2020 PGA Power of Diversity Master Workshop for her half-hour dramedy GRINGAS, which she sold to Hulu/The Onyx Collective. Prentice Penny (INSECURE) is executive producing the series. She earned her MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute, where she won its 2020 Writers’ Room Ready Award for her half-hour dramedy 24K and its 2020 William J. Fadiman Award for her coming-of-age drama DAUGHTERS, which was also a 2021 Nicholl Semifinalist.

Her multiracial heritage informs much of her work. As a writer, she believes in humor and heart, delving into deep, human issues through the lens of comedy/dramedy, and occasionally horror.

Before transitioning to film, she worked in advertising at the executive level in both creative and strategy for major brands. She also holds an MS in Publishing from New York University, where she specialized in new media experiences and cinematic audio. She is the Associate Producer of the AFI Screenwriting and Directing Showcases, which segues graduates into the global media industry, and teaches screenwriting at Montclair State University.