Screen writer, director, and producer
Katie Torpey is an award-winning WGA Screenwriter / Filmmaker with a BA in English Literature from Wheeling Jesuit University as well as a MFA from UCLA School of Film and Television. She has sold several screenplays, produced and written for television (Power Rangers, TV Guide: Closeup, America's Most Wanted), and worked for numerous studios and networks. Her original screenplay The Perfect Man was released in theaters in June 2005 starring Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear and Chris Noth. She also wrote and directed the highly acclaimed independent film Truth About Kerry shot in Ireland starring Stana Katic (ABC TV show Castle.) It was released on DVD in April 2012. She won best Scriptwriter at the 2010 LA Femme Film Festival for female writer / directors. Her film is currently available on-Demand (most Cable / Satilite Companies), online rental or purchase via dvd or online streaming.
In the summer of 2007, Katie was living in Los Angeles and going through a difficult divorce when she met Life Coach Lauren Zander, Co-Founder of the Handel Group Coaching Company. Immediately, the two women began working together as coach and client. Using Zander's Life Coaching Methodology, the Handel Method®, Katie transformed her whole life, ultimately losing a total of 130 pounds. Katie wrote a book about her experience titled "Just Breathe" which will be released in 2013. Currently, she is working with the Handel Group executive producing, directing and editing their first digital online product, "Design Your Life" which is a comprehensive step-by-step process on how to change one's life. The product will to be released in early 2013.
Even though Katie resides in New York, these days she continues to work as a writer and director in Hollywood. She has several television projects and movies in development and preproduction including a TV show staring Eva Longoria. The project is slated to go into production in November 2012, ultimately premiering in the Fall of 2013. Also, Katie is currently adapting her book, "Just Breathe" into a screenplay. She is planning on directing the film in 2014.
Katie is also a weight loss spokesperson for the Handel Group. She speaks with women from all over the world helping them lose weight and change their lives. She is currently writing a weight loss book. To view a video of Katie and hear more about her transformation, visit Katie's personal website www.katietorpey.com
In her spare time, Katie teaches a TV Writing Class at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT.