Welcome! Selda Sahin and Derek Gregor are a NYC-based writing team for the stage and screen. They wrote the original songs for the upcoming feature film “American Reject” (their songs sung by Keala Settle, Angelica Hale, Rebecca Black, Annaleigh Ashford, Juvenile and Billy Ray Cyrus). Their musical “Modern”, about a group of Amish teens on Rumspringa, was developed at The Village Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals, the ASCAP/Grow A Show workshop in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the Stephen Schwartz ASCAP Workshop in NYC. Their film GRIND starring Anthony Rapp and Claire Coffee (NBC’s “Grimm”) received awards at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, SENE Film Festival, Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, and FilmOut San Diego (among others). Album available on all platforms. Their song “Filling Space” received a single-song publishing contract with Ole in Nashville. Selda and Derek (together and separately) have taught at universities around the world including NYU, Yale, University of Michigan, Princeton, UC Irvine, Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, among others.Derek (with collaborator Sam Carner) is the recipient of a Richard Rogers award, a NYMF “Best Of Fest” award, a John Wallowitch and a MAC award. Selda was selected for the ASCAP Songwriters Collective and ASCAP Country Music Workshop. She received an Emmy for her work on “Passion” at Lincoln Center.