Naki Franklin, HUSSLUP

Naki Franklin


Writer & Coordinator



Naki Franklin is a comedy writer based in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in Washington, D.C., you could find her playing soccer against the daughter of the President of the United States on weekends and draining her mom's printer ink to "publish" books on weekdays. Wearing a back brace throughout grade school gave her a straight spine and a passion for creating underdog protagonists in her stories. Naki writes female-led coming-of-age comedies centering on friendship and romance. Currently, Naki is a television writing fellow in Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Mentorship Lab, an Act Two Mentee at Coverfly, and a coordinator at Nickelodeon. She’s worked as a scripted television assistant on two desks at Creative Artists Agency. Previously, she interned at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central, and a literary journal where she reviewed prose fiction submissions. Beyond her career, she is a former national quiz bowl champion, ex-STEM, and a Back to the Future fan. A proud HBCU graduate, she holds a bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, summa cum laude (despite having had her head stapled).


Assistant, Copywriter, Screenwriter, Script Coordinator, Script Editor , Writer


Animation, Cable, Digital, Half-Hour, Multi Cam, Network, Short Film, Single Cam, Television, TV Movie


Animated, Comedy, Dramedy, Family Friendly, Horror, Procedural, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Young Adult

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, BA


Glendale, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Pasadena

Other Skills

Athlete/Sports, Computers/Technology, Fine Art


United States of America

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