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Sehaj Sethi is an Indian American screenwriter currently developing the tv adaptation of the novel CITY OF GHOSTS with David Lowery for Fox Searchlight TV and Disney+. She is also partnering with I Can & I Will Productions on her TV series BAD BETIS, produced by Gina Rodriguez, and is in development on her feature EVERYTHING IS FINE, produced by Antonio Campos.

Sehaj is a writer on the CW show TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES and previously worked as a writer at Luma Pictures, focusing on sci-fi feature projects. Early in her writing career, she created a horror feature for Paperclip Ltd. headed by Yeardley Smith.

Sehaj has been awarded fellowships by the Screenwriters Colony, the Anderson Center, and the New Orleans Writers Residency. She is an alumna from the New York University Graduate Film Program. Sehaj is represented by Corrine Aquino at Artists First Management. 



2008 - 2014 New York University, MFA Film

2004 - 2008 Illinois Wesleyan University, BA English


Grants & Awards 

2020 - Screenwriters Colony (Fellow)

2020 - The Anderson Center (Fellow)

2019 - New Orleans Writers' Residency (Fellow)

2017 - The Athena List (Finalist)

2015 - First Run Film Festival (Production Design Award)

2015 - Hollywood Foreign Press (Grant Recipient)

2012 - NYU Purple List (Recipient)

Exhibitions & Festivals

2015 - Fargo Fantastic Film Fest (Dark and Light Leo)

2015 - Another Hole in the Head Fest (Dark and Light Leo)

2012 - Female Eye Film Fest (My Husband's Corpse)