Angela Workman began her professional career as a stage actress, until film consulting led in a different direction. She has written epic historical films for Dreamworks, Warner Bros, Fox Searchlight, The Weinstein Company, Centropolis, StudioCanal, Focus Features, Showtime, and many other companies in the US, the UK, and China. Angela researched and wrote about the lives of the Bronte sisters, in Yorkshire and at the British Library in London, for Stephen Spielberg and Dreamworks. Warner Bros sent her across mainland China to write a feature film about the treasure fleet of Ming Emperor Zhu Di. As a studio screenwriter, Angela has been a guest of The Forbidden City in Beijing, the Bronte Museum in Haworth, the New York City Ballet, the Lincoln Center Library for Performing Arts, the Anne Frank Center in New York, the National Board of Review, and CBS News. She spoke on behalf of ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, in 2017.
Angela has worked with directors Roland Emmerich, Niki Caro, Wayne Wang, and famed commercials director Leslie Dektor, and is co-producing films with David Fincher and Stephen Colbert.
As a screenwriter, Angela has adapted works by British historian Gavin Menzies (‘1421: The Year China Discovered the World’), Lisa See, Diane Ackerman, Jo Baker, Edith Wharton, John Coe Robbins, biographer Linda Gordon, and news journalist John Dickerson.
Angela is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
(September 2014): Angela is writing a romantic drama about New York City Ballet dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq, loved by both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, for The Weinstein Company.
(September 2015) In production on “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”
(July 2016) Writing an epic dramatic adventure about the 19th century opium wars between China and Britain, for LD Entertainment.
(March 2017) Angela appeared on panels in New York City, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, on the press tour for “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” She was a guest speaker alongside representatives of the International Rescue Committee, the Anne Frank Center in New York, the Jewish Heritage Foundation, the Holocaust Museum in Washington, the National Board of Review, and the New York Public Library, and spoke about the rescue of refugees during the Holocaust and other crises around the world.
(July 2018) Writing and co-producing a film about journalist Nancy Dickerson, with Stephen Colbert and Showtime Networks. Based on the book “On Her Trail” by CBS journalist John Dickerson, a biography written about his mother.
(April 2020) “The Red Thread” is financed, director in talks.