Born in 1979, Emine Dursun graduated from Ege University in Statistics and earned a Masters in Finance from Dokuz Eylul University.
Her first feature screenplay The Terrible Turk (Koca Yusuf) won eight international screenwriting awards. Her other project Derda/Fifty Kilograms Of Hatred has been supported by Sundance Institute.
She is the first person who won an international screenplay award in Turkey, that is one of the reasons she has founded NYISA, to help the screenwriters to create their path in International area.
She is one of the jury of the Princeton Independent Film Festival, London Independent Story Prize, Five Continents International Film Festival - FICOCC and The Writers Lab which is supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman and is produced by New York Women in Film & Television, with co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon. It is presented in collaboration with the Writers Guild America, East, with in-kind support from The Black List, Film Fatales, Tribeca Film Institute, Roadmap Writers, Relativity Ventures, and Stony Brook Southampton + Manhattan.
She is leading workshops named “ How To Write An award Winning Screenplay”, “Character Creation”, “Building A Strong Structure”, “Efficient Moving Dialogue Writing”, also gives private lessons in New York.
She is the founder and the Managing Director of the New York International Screenplay Awards - NYISA - and the owner of the MAE Media House, LLC.
Emine is selectively doing script doctoring and script analysis for the special projects.
Lives in Brooklyn, New York.