Lana Palmer is a Canadian-born, San Francisco-based writer, director and actor working in theatre and film. She began her career as a camera assistant on feature films and TV series (Watchmen, Psych) in Canada, and as a Line Producer at the Banff Centre’s New Media Institute. She is also a sound designer and composer, with music used on over 100 shows airing nationally and internationally.

Her work has been performed and screened in San Francisco at PianoFight, the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, Bay Area Women in Film Short Film Showcase, and she is a returning member of the San Francisco PlayGround Writers Pool. She is the Managing Director of Bread & Butter Theatre where her directing credits include Red (John Logan) and The North Pool (Rajiv Joseph).

Her sound design credits include The Revolutionists (Town Hall Theatre Company) For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf  (African-American Shakespeare Company), Race (Dragon Theatre), Topdog/Underdog (Ubuntu Theater Project), and Dracula (Inferno Theatre), for which she was nominated for a TBA Award for Original Music.

She holds a BFA in Film Production and BA in Film Studies from the University of Regina, and a Graduate Certificate in Audio Post-Production from Fanshawe College. She is an alumna of the UCLA Professional Programs in Screenwriting and Television Writing, the RIFF Talent Lab, and the Canada Games National Artist Program.  Lana is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, SOCAN, AEA and the Dramatists Guild, and an Associate Member of SDC.


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