Despite a successful career in the public affairs office of a Washington, DC federal agency, Autumn's love of film and television directed her to Los Angeles in 2007. She attended the University of Southern California’s writing program, and shortly thereafter, she began to create short scripts and provide script coverage for production and talent/management companies in Hollywood. A reality show idea led to her being selected as one of 20 to participate in the 2008 Producer’s Guild of America Diversity Workshop.
In May 2009, she graduated from the University of Southern California’s Master of Professional
Writing program (screenwriting/fiction concentrations) and studied under famed screenwriting guru Syd Field. Her short script Cassie’s Lesson received honorable mention in the Organization of Black Screenwriter’s 2009 Short Script contest. She was also a semifinalist in Scriptapalooza’s 2009 annual screenwriting competition for her feature length script, The Goode Proposal.
In Spring 2012 and 2013, she was tapped by the Atlanta Film Festival to mentor and instruct the winners of its annual Screenwriting Contest. During this time, she also served as Director of Development for actor Idris Elba's Green Door Pictures and was responsible for developing and producing feature length films, television shows and web series for production and distribution in the U.S. and U.K. markets.
Autumn also holds a B.A. in Psychology from Elon University and a M.A. in International Journalism and Public Affairs from American University. She has served as writer for several independent film projects and creative producer for short films, "The Pavement Psychologist," "Bountiful" and web series "Milk and Honey." She is also the creator, writer, director and executive producer of an award-winning digital series entitled "Chance." Please visit www.chancewebseries.com to watch Season 1.
Her first novel is set for a Winter 2021 release.