Micharne Cloughley fulfills a childhood dream as a writer on ‘Law & Order: Svu’

Micharne Cloughley.

Micharne Cloughley took an unusual route on her journey to landing her first TV drama screenwriting gig on season 21 of NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The 2011 Nida graduate served a long apprenticeship as a playwright, working on unscripted TV shows, writing short films and as a casting assistant.

“All the different things I’ve done have informed the way I am working here,” Micharne tells If from New York where she is immersed in scripting her third episode of the procedural show created by Dick Wolf.

Cloughley was hired as a staff writer on the NBC series by Warren Leight, who returned as the showrunner earlier this year. He started with Svu at the beginning of season 13 when the drama was at a crossroads after losing its co-lead Christopher Meloni. He successfully rebuilt the show around Mariska Hargitay’s Olivia Benson.

He left in 2016 and

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