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Anne Cofell Saunders

producer Chuck, Smallville; co-executive producer Revolution

Anne Cofell Saunders first broke into television as an assistant and lead researcher on the ground-breaking series "24," where she earned her first writing credit. From there she staffed on the critically acclaimed reimagining of "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA," where she shared a Peabody Award and was nominated for a Hugo award for the fan-favorite episode "Pegasus." She earned her first producer credit on two seasons of "CHUCK," followed by the final two seasons of "SMALLVILLE." She won two Saturn awards for her work as Co-Executive Producer on NBC's "REVOLUTION." As a Consulting Producer she wrote the 2nd season finale of "THE LAST SHIP."


This year Anne sold a pilot to 20th Century Fox/FOX network and currently has a deal with Sony Television, where she is developing a show with Josephson Entertainment.


Anne has a BA from Northwestern University and earned an MFA in playwriting from Ohio University. She has taught Television writing at the USC School of Film And Television, and been a guest speaker at USC, UC Santa Barbara, the Writer's Boot Camp and the San Diego Comic Con.