Valerie Kalfrin

Valerie Kalfrin is an award-winning crime journalist who now dives into fictional mayhem as an author (Quicklet on The Closer: Season 1), essayist, film critic, screenwriter, and emerging script consultant. She also writes for The Guardian, Bright Wall Dark Room, ScreenCraft, Hazlitt, Signature, and the blog for Final Draft. A member of Screenwriters of Tomorrow, she’s collaborated on short films and features, and she’s affiliated with the Tampa Bay Film Society. Find her online at

Valerie Kalfrin Blogs

In The Industry
May 14, 2018
How to Create Strong Female Characters
With Black Panther and Tomb Raider perched at the top of the box office earlier this year, audiences...