The award-winning founders and members of the Collective
Director of Development
Rayya Deeb began her career in television production working for the likes of HBO, Comedy Central and PBS. Being exposed to the inner-workings and creative aspects of production, Rayya naturally pivoted into film development. She worked for three years at Fred Roos Productions exploring the world of character and script, and deepening her repertoire and passion for storytelling. She spent well over a decade screenwriting, collaborating with world-renowned directors, actors and producers on a variety of film and television projects. Notably, she developed projects with Escape Artists, Lions Gate, helped Golden Globe winning filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad craft screenplays for two features, and currently has a film in development with Rosanna Arquette.
In 2016 Rayya's debut novel, Seneca Rebel, was published. Her latest, Seneca Element (12/12/19), is the second book in The Seneca Society series, and the third is now in the works. She collaborated with Emmy-winning experience designers to create a dynamic, expanded-fiction world as a companion piece for the series.
With Digital Cinema Collective and Nappytabs Creative, Rayya wrote the script for Disney Princess Remixed: An Ultimate Princess Celebration, a television special to launch Disney's yearlong kindness and courage event.
Rayya's goal at DCC is to continue bringing inspired entertainment from unique and diverse voices to cinematic life.