Alum Bradley Estrin-Barks Selected for ViacomCBS Writers Mentoring Program

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Photo of Bradley Estrin-Barks seated and working on a laptop computer with a man and woman visible in the background

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER -- Bradley Estrin-Barks is a mestizo Filipino American TV drama writer from San Francisco. Born into a mixed-race, mixed-religion family, he was raised in the Bay Area. After earning his B.A. from San Francisco State University, a move to Los Angeles led him to working as an actor and becoming an “American Idol” Top 30 finalist.

He’s been a martial arts instructor, an LGBTQIA+ public health expert for nonprofit organizations and a freelance lifestyle article writer. He worked as a writers’ PA on Sony/Amazon’s “The Boys,” and was recently hired to pen a narrative series for West Coast University. Estrin-Barks writes character-driven genre, with a passion for stories told through queer, female and unconventional family- centric lenses.