About Neima

Neima Patterson is a comedy writer and producer who loves skating, dance, and her hometown: South Los Angeles. Since focusing on comedy writing, her scripts have made it to the semifinalist rounds of the Macro & The Black List Episodic Lab, The ATX Pitch Competition Second Round, and the 2019 Sundance Episodic Lab. She has co-created, written, and directed her own web series, Sad-Ass Black Folk, which was ranked the #1 web series to watch by Shadow and Act in March 2020 and has been sponsored by Headspace. 

She earned a BA in World Arts and Cultures/Dance, Magna Cum Laude, from UCLA and an MFA from USC in Film and Television Production. 

During her undergraduate career, she produced a number of events as Director of both SANAA and Hip Hop Congress. She produced and booked shows featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Talib Kweli, Vince Staples, Dwele, and Warm Brew. While at USC, she was a dedicated USC Comedy student and one of two graduate student coordinators for the USC Comedy Festival.

For more projects, please visit the Projects page.

For professional experience, including TV writer's room experience, please visit her Linkedin.

*photo by Jason Lewis