Screenwriter | Producer
Davah Avena is the industry’s first and only Can-exican (Canadian-Mexican) television writer/producer. Not only can she break story and write kickass scripts, she can also tap her own maple tree and make a killer margarita. After graduating from USC Film School and the National Hispanic Television Writers’ program, Davah landed her first network gig writing for MEDIUM for NBC. Two years later, when she left MEDIUM (the politically correct way of saying she was fired) she went on to sell pilot scripts to ABC FAMILY and NICKELODEON. She also had a Blind Pilot Deal with SONY. Davah’s pilots most often reflect her youth growing up working in the family business and her love of magic realism. Davah’s mission is to write and produce television that explores the rich, fascinating and hilarious lives of women and people of color which is so rarely seen on television. While she loves to bring the drama, she can’t help but see the humorous side of life, so she thrives in the one-hour dramedy world. After several years of selling pilots, she staffed on the critically acclaimed EAST LOS HIGH for HULU. She then went on to solidify her career in one-hour dramedies by writing and producing such hits as DEVIOUS MAIDS for LIFETIME, GRAND HOTEL for ABC, ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST for NBC, and most recently NETFLIX’S breakout hit, FIREFLY LANE.