Courtney Parker – VP of Alternative Programming, Adaptive Studios is a television and publishing veteran, who wrote and worked for seven years with TV’s #1 franchise Law & Order. While at Wolf, Parker also wrote the novella series for Wolf Film’s newest Chicago based franchise, Chicago Fire. For the last fifteen years, Parker has printed over a dozen plus titles in the self-help, inspirational, children’s and quality fiction categories. As a celebrity ghostwriter, novelist, and children’s book author, she has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning producer Teddy Riley, Basketball Wives reality star Evelyn Lozada, Track and Field Olympic gold medalist Maurice Greene, as well as Essence and New York Times bestselling authors Victoria Christopher Murray, E. Lynn Harris and Nancey Flowers. In addition to successfully working with writers, Parker has worked in partnership with a number of athletes, including NFL stars Geoff and Mitch Schwartz (Eat My Schwartz), Terrell Owens and Ray Lewis, among many others.
Parker’s most recent work includes serving as V. P. of Alternative Programming for Adaptive Studios, where she oversees production and development of all alternative programming. Before joining Adaptive Studios, Courtney also served as an Executive In Charge of Production at TVOne for shows the including Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction and their newest Viola Davis produced true crime series, Two Sides. She’s also worked as Executive/Co-Executive producing for Oxygen’s True Crime series, Three Days To Live, TV One’s hit show, Hollywood Divas VH1’s top-rated franchise Love & Hip Hop, with Mona Scott-Young as well as a talk show for OWN, It’s Not You, It’s Men, with Rev Run & Tyrese. Parker is an active member of the Writer’s Guild of America West. With a heart and passion for strong story and a love of books, Courtney continues to serve as Co- Founder of the newly launched imprint Monami Books, a division of the Atria/Simon and Schuster Publishing Company.
Courtney resides in Los Angeles, CA with her daughter Caley Hope Parker. She is an active member of Faithful Central Bible church. In her spare time, she enjoys leisure reading of her favorite authors as well as volunteering with the youth, which includes a young writers’ program at a local Culver City elementary school.