Graham Flashner is an entertainment and sports journalist whose work has appeared in Emmy, Creative Screenwriting, Variety, Premiere, Movieline, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, Fandango.com, SLAM and many other magazines and web sites; as well as a screenwriter and producer with over 25 years combined experience in both scripted and unscripted (reality) television.
On the scripted side, Graham was nominated for an Emmy award as Co-Executive Producer of the CBS mini-series Joan of Arc, starring Leelee Sobieski, Jacqueline Bisset and Peter O’Toole. As co-writer, his TV movie credits include: the CBS thriller Adrift, starring Kate Jackson and Bruce Greenwood; the true-crime docudrama Crime In Connecticut: The Return of Alex Kelly and the workplace thriller The Secretary, starring Mel Harris, Sheila Kelley and Barry Bostwick. He was also Co-Executive Producer of The Possession of Michael D, a true-story thriller for FOX, and a staff writer on the maiden season of the MTV anthology series Undressed.
On the unscripted side, Graham has amassed over 35 credits as writer and story producer for shows on Discovery, TLC, Lifetime, FOX, NBC, WE, TruTV and many more. He spent two-plus years as story producer on the No. 1 Discovery show Fast ‘N’ Loud, wrote on the long-running docu-series Deadliest Catch and has worked on shows in a wide variety of genres from medical (Untold Stories of the ER, I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant), to true-crime (Final Justice With Erin Brockovich, L.A. Forensics, North Mission Road) to family-oriented (Little People Big World, Our Little Family).
Graham began his film/TV career as a story analyst in New York for New Line Cinema. He joined the indie film company Corsair Pictures as story editor, then ran the story department at CBS-TV in Los Angeles, where he was tapped by then-president Jeff Sagansky to spearhead a special low-budget division. This position led to a four-year production deal with Atlantis Films, which later became Alliance Atlantis.
For the past four years, Graham has served as a mentor for the Producers Guild of America’s Diversity Workshop. He lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America West, the Producer’s Guild of America and the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences.