Erica Hiller Carpenter and Carlyle King

Erica Hiller Carpenter was raised in the film industry and has worked across departments as an Actress, Assistant Director, Associate Producer and Post Production Supervisor on major motion pictures both in America and Canada for over four decades.

Carlyle King has worked an Actress, Writer, Director, Producer and Teacher in the Theatre, for over the last 40 years. She has collaborated with Erica Hiller Carpenter on screenplays The English Bride, M.O.M. and The Vow. Carlyle studied Acting at USC in California and holds an MFA.

Erica lived in London as a child and returned there in her early 20’s to attend RADA. Then Erica went onto USC where her studies continued to concentrate on Theatre and Acting. Previously Erica has co-written screenplays, many of which have been optioned. She also ran a theatre writers’ programme at what is now known as the Geffen Theatre, in LA. During Erica’s film career, she has worked with many established and award-winning film-makers, including directors; Oliver Stone (Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps), Michael Mann (Public Enemies, The Insider) and Taylor Hackford (The Devil’s Advocate), to name but a few. Presently, she has collaborated with her regular writing partner, Carlyle King on screenplays; THE ENGLISH BRIDE, M.O.M and THE VOW. Her involvement in the theatre and art community in Los Angeles is ongoing and she works with a number of young writers and film-makers, developing their various projects for film, television and theatre.

Carlyle was co-artistic director at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills for a few years and co-created their highly successful One Act Festival that lead to many New York Productions, an HBO show and theatre publications in Samuel French. Most recently as a theatre director, Carlyle directed the world premiere of Tracy Silver’s one woman show, Motion Cures, and the LA revival of Barrymore at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre. At The Road Theatre, she starred in the award winning play, Mud Blue Sky, produced the play of The English Bride, Death House, the Playwrights Festival and will direct the US premiere of Martin Sherman’s Onassis. Over the last 11 years, Carlyle has headed up Kid Shakespeare, an acclaimed after-school drama programme in Pasadena, and continues to teach acting at USC and South Coast Repertory. Her brand new play is The Goddess, based on the late but legendary American actress, Kim Stanley, one of her drama teachers when she was a student.