Occasional updates from the front lines…

Night Falls Benefit – 5.17.11 in S.F.

On Tuesday, May 17th, from 6:30-8pm, there is a sneak preview of my new piece, “Night Falls,” with Deborah Slater at ODC (3153 17th St.) in San Francisco.
We’re going to show a bit of the new work and talk about the process of making it. There will be music, food and fun people and we promise to keep it short and entertaining. Tickets are $50. Call 415-267-7687 for reservations… or just show up. I would love to see you and hear what you have to say about this new work-in-progress.


Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA is honoring Julie with their Playwright of the Year Award on April 1, 2011, at their theater in Atwater Village. The Gala will feature excerpts and songs from many of Julie’s plays. Please join us if you can! Please RSVP by Monday, March 28th to


Julie Lectures at Notre Dame

On March 7, Julie gave a talk entitled “A Free-Lance Life” for the Film, Television and Theatre Department of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. She also visited Anne Garcia-Romero’s writing workshop to discuss her play TREE, and to work with the writers.


Julie’s New Pilot for CBS

CBS Sets FBI Drama Starring Dylan Walsh


By NELLIE ANDREEVA | Tuesday November 16, 2010 @ 2:19pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Former Nip/Tuck star Dylan Walsh is reuniting with CBS and producers Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly for another procedural about  an agent at a Washington D.C.-based government agency. CBS has ordered a script for an untitled FBI drama project set in D.C. from veteran drama writer Julie Hébert, with Walsh attached to star. Timberman/Beverly Prods. and CBS Television Studios, where the company is now based, are producing. Hébert, Timberman and Beverly are executive producing, with Walsh and Kerry Schmidt serving as producers. Last development season, Walsh played the lead in The Line,  a CBS drama pilot from writer-director Michael Dinner, Timberman/Beverly and Sony TV, which centered an Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms agent and a father. Walsh, repped by Gersh and manager Bob McGowan, recently co-starred in Secretariat. CAA-repped Hébert serves as a consulting producer on the CBS/CBS Studios freshman cop family drama Blue Bloods. Her series credits include Numbers, ER, Third Watch and The West Wing.



Julie just sold a pilot to CBS for the 2011 season. The script, developed with Timberman/Beverly Productions and Kerry Schmidt, will be a character-driven procedural set in Washington, D.C.


The episode Julie wrote titled “What You See” aired Friday, October 22nd. It was directed by the incomparable Felix Alcala, and can be viewed online here at Another episode written by Julie called “Re-Do” will air in the coming weeks. This one is directed by the fabulous Rosemary Rodriguez.


Currently, Julie is in New York City directing an episode of The Good Wife called “Nine Hours” which will air on CBS sometime before Christmas.


PEN AWARDS CEREMONY, November 17, 2010

PEN AWARD CEREMONY, November 17, 2010 
Julie and Hugh Hefner (!) will receive PEN awards this year, along with good friend Victor Lodato who takes the Fiction award as well as being a finalist in the Drama category. Julie and Victor will sit together… and attempt to say hello to Hugh during the evening.

TREE wins PEN Center Award

It was just announced that Julie’s play TREE won the prestigious PEN Center West Award for Drama this year. The Awards ceremony will be held in November. A press release will follow soon.


Julie is working on the new CBS Television series Blue Bloods, which will premiere in September.  Not only does the series shoot in New York City, but the writers are based there, so Julie has taken up residence in Gotham City for the time being.  The drama was created by Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, Emmy Award-winning writers of the Sopranos, and is being run by Ken Sanzel, previously of Numb3rs.

The story centers on the Reagans, a tight-knit clan of New York cops, led by Tom Selleck, also starring Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, and Len Cariou. For the Reagans, putting criminals behind bars is more than just a job—it’s the family business. They may clash over methods, internal politics and Sunday dinner, but they have one thing in common—they’ll stop at nothing to see justice served.

Here’s the show on the CBS site: