I Am Not Myself These Days
Developed with the popular cable network, BRAVO and executive produced by Darren Star, (Sex and the City, original Melrose Place and 90210) Emily Branden and her writing partner, Sri Rao co-created this pilot script based on the New York Times bestseller by Josh Kilmer Purcell. This one hour musical dramedy explores the life of a straight, Manhattan power broker by day and drag queen by night...
GH Night Shift
This popular spin off of ABC Daytime's long running, General Hospital enjoyed two seasons on the cable channel SOAPNET. Emily Branden wrote two episodes for season two with head writer Sri Rao, exploring the challenging storyline of Robin Scorpio, now a doctor at GH who must treat and deal with her patient and father, Robert Scorpio's progressed cancer...
I Know Why Ophelia Went Mad
Emily Branden created and produced this rock drama at the Trilogy Theatre in Midtown Manhattan spring of '02. This workshop production explored the indie rock scene of Lower East Side Manhattan where a modern day Ophelia meets her rockstar Hamlet (played by Tadd Mccullough.) Written by and starring Emily Branden, directed by Christopher Petit, (The Flea Theater) and original music by former Flying 66 band members, Bryant Carroll (Broadway's Footloose) and Ty Flores. All songs performed by Emily Branden.
Precipice / Quarter Life
Emily was cast as Lizzy in Sri Rao's off Broadway play exploring the world of four friends and suicide. Debuting at Performance Works in TriBeCa and then on to a successful run at ATA and LA's Greenway Court Theatre where the cast shared a balcony with the infamous band Motely Crue, and Emily began the great fortune of developing a life long friendship and working relationship with writer/director, Sri Rao. Precipice was optioned into the independent TV pilot, QUARTER LIFE and received critical praise from such television veterans as Paris Barclay, Scott Winant, and Leonard Goldberg.
The Ophelia Memoirs (in process)
A reality fiction short story collection penned by Emily Branden about her early twenties in Manhattan living on 3rd and C, thriving off plays and drugs, and late nights with musician lovers. Emily's bold detail and insightful style makes each story good medicine.
Alien Girl (in process)
In this feature length screenplay written by Emily Branden, the NYC based writer, Prescott Winters returns to her college town of Santa Fe for a best friend's ceremony. But when three aliens and a spaceship land just outside of town, this reunion of four old friends turns weird and forces Prescott to deal with her troubled past.