With over 35 years experience, Kathie Fong Yoneda has worked for such prestigious studios as Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox, and Disney, focusing on analysis and development of live action/animated film, television, novels and web series projects. Her career includes exec positions with Disney, Touchstone, Island Pictures and Disney TV Animation.
Kathie has given over 250 workshops in North America, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia, and wrote a column on screenwriting which became The Script-Selling Game (2nd edition). Some of her clients include RAI-TV Roma, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, National Film School of Denmark, Bournemouth University, ScreenTraining Ireland, South Carolina Writers, Singapore Media Academy, Romance Writers of America, ScriptFest, Roma Webfest, Romance Writers of America, Writers Institute, Screenwriters World, Hawaii International Film Festival, and Melbourne Webfest. She has given interviews and written articles for dozens of magazines, newspapers, blogs, and TV shows. She was a guest of The Soviet Peace Committee for a 10-day media symposium in Moscow and was also Keynote Speaker for Asian-Pacific Heritage Month at The Smithsonian. Kathie received the Mayor's medal from the City of Marseille for her work in Cultural Arts and was honored by the BronzeLens Film Festival as a Catalyst SuperStar for her work in media arts.
Kathie also team-teaches with author/consultant, Linda Seger, Pamela Wallace (writer-producer, co-writer of Oscar-winning WITNESS), Carole Kirschner (author, CBS TV exec), and Pamela Jaye Smith (author, writer-producer, creator of MYTHWORKS).
Kathie's clientele includes several award-winning writers. Her book, The Script Selling Game: A Hollywood Insider’s Look At Getting Your Script Sold and Produced is used in screenwriting curricula in universities worldwide. She also co-exec produced the cable series Beyond the Break and is on the Advisory Board for IMAGO (French Production Company) and LAWEBFEST.