UC SANTA BARBARA
Tara Miele

Writer / Director

Tara Miele

Biography

TARA MIELE IS A WRITER/DIRECTOR BEST KNOWN FOR THE VIRAL VIDEO ‘MEET A MUSLIM,’ WHICH WAS CREATED IN ORDER TO COMBAT ISLAMOPHOBIA. THE VIDEO WAS FEATURED ON REFINERY 29, E WEEKLY, BUZZFEED, AND UPWORTHY AND HAS BEEN VIEWED OVER 40 MILLION TIMES.

THE SUCCESS OF ‘MEET A MUSLIM’ RESULTED IN A BLIND SCRIPT DEAL AT WARNER BROS FOR TARA. SHE HAS ALSO BEEN HIRED BY PRODUCER RUSS GREY TO PEN A DRAMA TACKLING GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA. ADDITIONALLY, TARA IS ATTACHED TO DIRECT ‘WANDER DARKLY,’ A ROMANTIC THRILLER WHICH SHE WROTE BASED ON A REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE. LYNETTE HOWELL’S 51 ENTERTAINMENT IS PRODUCING THE FILM. IT IS SLATED TO GO INTO PRODUCTION IN 2018. 

AS A SCREENWRITER, TARA HAS SET UP PROJECTS AT LIONSGATE, SCREENGEMS, NEW LINE, AND DISNEY CHANNEL. SHE HAS ALSO DIRECTED FOUR FEATURE FILMS, THREE UNDER THE MAR VISTA ENT/LIFETIME TV BANNER AS WELL AS TWO EPISODES OF HAWAII FIVE-0 FOR CBS AND THIS SEASON’S PENULTIMATE EPISODE OF ARROW FOR THE CW. LOOKING FORWARD, TARA AIMS TO CREATE MORE SOCIALLY-CONSCIOUS WORK IN AN EFFORT TO BUILD BRIDGES AND CONVERSATIONS. 

TARA IS A GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SANTA BARBARA AND CURRENTLY RESIDES IN LOS ANGELES WITH HER TALENTED HUSBAND AND TWO AMAZING DAUGHTERS.  SHE IS REPPED BY WME.