Sara Saedi was born in Tehran, Iran in the middle of a war and an Islamic Revolution. She immigrated to the Bay Area with her family in 1982, where they remained undocumented for twenty years. She received a B.A. in Films and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley and began her career as a creative executive for ABC Daytime.
Recent episodes featuring Sara Saedi
207 – Sara Saedi
Creative + Cultural
A live recording of our educational podcast The How, The Why with Sara Saedi. Sara was born in Tehran, Iran smack-dab in the middle of a war and an Islamic Revolution. She received a B.A. in Film and Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley and began her career as a creative executive for ABC Daytime. Since then she’s penned three TV movies for ABC Family and a pilot for the Disney Channel, won a Daytime Emmy for What If…, a web series she wrote for ABC, and worked as a staff writer on the FOX sitcom The Goodwin Games. Her first novel for young adults, Never Ever, was published in 2016 and its sequel, The Lost Kids, will publish in spring 2018. Her memoir, Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card was released in February 2018. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and pug, where she writes for the hit CW show iZombie. You can find her on Twitter at @saaaranotsarah or at SaraSaediWriter.com.     1888 Center programs are recorded and archived as a free educational resource on our website or with your favorite podcast app including Apple and Spotify. Each episode is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology. Produced in partnership with Brew Sessions.   Producers: Jon-Barrett Ingels and Kevin Staniec Manager: Sarah Becker Host: Jon-Barrett Ingels Guest: Sara Saedi Audio: Brew Sessions Live
S4E07 – Don’t Hate the Player, Hate The Brain w/special guest Sara Saedi!
The iZombie Podcast with Robin & Steph
Steph is stuck at work this week, so who better to fill in for her than the writer of “Don’t Hate the Player, Don’t Hate the Brain” Sara Saedi! We chat about the womanizing brain the Liv rolls on, as well as some great Clive moments and what Major might be up to. Check out Sara’s fun memoir about life as an undocumented teen! Make sure to read “Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card“! Order it here! And please, if you are on Twitter, make sure to let @TheCW know that they should #RenewiZOMBiE! The show has gone to a higher level and we want to see it continue for a Season 5! Let them know how much you love it! Imagine a world with no Liv, Ravi, Clive, Major, Peyton and Blaine… *shudder* Our website: iZombiePodcast.com Email: iZombiePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @iZombiePodcast Like us: facebook.com/iZombiePodcast Join our discussion group: facebook.com/groups/iZombiePodcast Download http://alirio.ca/izombie/podcasts/izp407.mp3
Ep 134: Sara Saedi
First Draft with Sarah Enni
Sara Saedi, author of NEVER EVER and its sequel, THE LOST KIDS (out today!), as well as YA memoir AMERICANIZED: REBEL WITHOUT A GREEN CARD, talks about her earliest boy-meets-girl story, how being the child of immigrants made her write her first screenplay, soap operas as writing boot camp,the blessing of living in the time of email, and putting a narrative onto your own life.   Sara Saedi Show Notes Cocktail (movie) Rain Man (movie) The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin Brooke Bowman She’s All That (movie) M. Night Shyalaman Tom Jacobson (producer) The Goodwin Games (TV show) How I Met Your Mother (TV show) Carter Bays Craig Thomas Scott Foley Jess Regel at Foundry Literary "The Silicon Valley Suicides," by Hanna Rosin in The Atlantic Perfect Strangers (TV show) iZombie (TV show) John August (listen to his First Draft interview here) Launch, the podcast about John’s book Rob Thomas (iZOmbie, Veronica Mars)  
Growing Up Undocumented
Fresh Air
Sara Saedi was two when her parents fled Iran and moved to California. Her new memoir, 'Americanized,' describes her 18-year-long path to citizenship, and the lingering anxiety of being undocumented. Also, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 'Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour,' recordings of the last engagements Coltrane played as a sideman with Davis.
Bonus Episode – Sara Saedi!
The iZombie Podcast with Robin & Steph
Robin chats with SARA SAEDI, writer of this week’s episode “Spanking the Zombie”! We talk about the writing and filming of the last couple of crazy emotional scenes, the blue juice, the various recurring characters, how far they pushed the dominatrix brain, the deleted scenes, and even some teases of what’s ahead! Make sure to visit Sara’s website here and pick up a copy of her book “Never Ever” here! Thanks so much for dropping by the podcast, Sara! Our website: iZombiePodcast.com Email: iZombiePodcast@gmail.com Twitter: @iZombiePodcast Like us: facebook.com/iZombiePodcast Join our discussion group: facebook.com/groups/iZombiePodcast Download http://alirio.ca/izombie/podcasts/izp305a.mp3
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Location
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Episode Count
5
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
2 hours, 37 minutes