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Name  Erik Patterson

Role  Screenwriter
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Education  Occidental College, British American Drama Academy
Awards  WGA Award for Best Children's - Long Form or Special - Television
Shows  R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series
Nominations  GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater
Movies  Another Cinderella Story, Radio Rebel, Sophia Grace and Rosie's R
Similar  Damon Santostefano, Peter Howitt, Dan Angel, Danielle Joseph, Brian Levant

Erik Patterson is an American screenwriter, television writer, and playwright.


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Life and career

Erik is a graduate of Occidental College and the British American Drama Academy.

His plays have been produced by Playwrights' Arena, the Los Angeles Theatre Center, Theatre of NOTE, Evidence Room, and The Actors' Gang, and developed through the Lark Play Development Center, Moving Arts, Black Dahlia, Naked Angels, and the Mark Taper Forum. He has had monologues published by Heinemann and Smith & Kraus.

Along with writing partner Jessica Scott, he has written screenplays for Warner Premiere, ABC Family, the Disney Channel, The Hatchery, and Universal.

Erik currently lives in Los Angeles, California.


He won a 2012 Humanitas Prize for "Radio Rebel".

He won a 2010 Writers Guild of America Award for Best Children's Script (Long Form) for Another Cinderella Story.

He was nominated in the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series for "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour". He was nominated in the same category for the 41st Daytime Emmy Awards.

His play He Asked For It was nominated for a 2009 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Los Angeles Theater. It was nominated for a 2008 Ovation Award for World Premiere Playwriting, as well as being named one of the Top 10 Plays of 2008 by Frontiers Magazine. In 2003, his play Yellow Flesh Alabaster Rose won a Backstage West Garland Award for Best Playwriting and was a finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award. In 2004, his play Red Light Green Light was nominated for an Ovation Award for World Premiere Playwriting.

His play "One of the Nice Ones" was nominated for a 2016 Ovation Award for World Premiere Playwriting.


  • One of the Nice Ones (2016)
  • "The Sex Lives of Strangers" (unproduced)
  • Sick (2010)
  • He Asked For It (2008)
  • Red Light Green Light (2004)
  • Yellow Flesh Alabaster Rose (2003)
  • Tonseisha (2001)
  • Film & TV

  • Love on a Limb (2016)
  • The Christmas Note (2015)
  • Love Under the Stars (2015)
  • Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure (2014)
  • Radio Rebel (2012)
  • A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011)
  • Another Cinderella Story (2008)
  • He has written several episodes of the television series R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour including:

  • "Best Friend Forever" (1.12)
  • "Wrong Number" (1.16)
  • "The Perfect Brother" (1.20)
  • "Pumpkinhead" (2.5)
  • "Brush With Madness" (2.6)
  • "The Hole" (2.10)
  • "Stage Fright" (2.15)
  • "Grampires: Part 1" (3.1)
  • "Grampires: Part 2" (3.2)
  • "Poof de Fromage" (3.15)
  • "Funhouse"
  • "Bad Egg"
  • "Near Mint Condition"
  • "Return of the Pumpkinheads"
  • References

    Erik Patterson Wikipedia

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