Priyanka is a comedy writer and director in Los Angeles.
She was formerly an agent at UTA and WME, as well as Jack Black’s partner at their production company, Electric Dynamite. She holds degrees in Italian and Law from the University of Michigan. Priyanka grew up in India, England, and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. in high school. She now lives in Venice (California) with her husband and son.
Priyanka regularly encounters a tidal wave of comedy hopefuls looking for the advice, information, and pep talks that only a former agent can provide. In show business they say that it’s all about who you know. Well, you’re in luck, because now you know Priyanka! Check out her regular column for Splitsider, The Business.
THE PILOT SCRIPT CHECKLIST
How Do You Stay Motivated When Your Friends Are Finding Success and You Aren’t?
Being a Well-Rounded Person Is More Important to Working in Comedy Than Any Internship
HOW DOES ONE BECOME A SUCCESSFUL COMEDY ACTOR?
HOW DOES AN ASPIRING TV WRITER GET DISCOVERED BY AN AGENT?
DO YOU HAVE TO MOVE TO NEW YORK OR LA TO MAKE IT IN COMEDY?
HOW EXACTLY DOES SOMEONE PITCH A TV SHOW?
WHAT THE HELL DOES A PRODUCER ACTUALLY DO?
HOW TO NETWORK IN THE COMEDY WORLD