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Katie Dippold was the co-writer of Ghostbusters (2016 Movie).
Katie Dippold grew up in Freehold Township, New Jersey. She used to write dark and elaborate fictional crime and disaster stories in a newspaper she wrote for herself.  She majored in journalism at Rutgers University. During her time at Rutgers, she discovered an improvisational troupe and settled on a career change. Dippold started her professional career performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York.  Dippold worked in television and served on writing staffs of TV shows "Parks and Recreations" and "MADtv". 
- Dan Aykroyd sent Dippold a copy of "A History of Ghosts" with a note offering his help if needed and to have fun first and foremost. 
- ↑ LA Times "Upset about an all-female 'Ghostbusters'? Screenwriter Katie Dippold makes no apologies" 4/24/16 Line reads: "As a child in Freehold Township, N.J., Dippold used to make up dark, elaborate crime and disaster stories in a newspaper she wrote for herself."
- ↑ LA Times "Upset about an all-female 'Ghostbusters'? Screenwriter Katie Dippold makes no apologies" 4/24/16 Line reads: "While majoring in journalism at Rutgers University, she discovered an improv troupe, and decided that making up stories and characters was more appealing than writing real ones. She started her professional career as a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and still performs weekly at the UCB's L.A. theater."
- ↑ LA Times "Upset about an all-female 'Ghostbusters'? Screenwriter Katie Dippold makes no apologies" 4/24/16 Line reads: "The 36-year-old wrote "The Heat," Feig's 2013 cop buddy comedy hit with McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, and served on the writing staffs of the TV shows "Parks and Recreation" and "MADtv"."
- ↑ Semlyen, Nick (2016). Empire Magazine Issue 324 June 2016, p. 60. Bauer Media Group, Harborough, Leicester, United Kingdom, ISBN 1234567890. Katie Dippold says: "I opened up the package and inside was a copy of a book about ghosts Dan Aykroyd's dad had written. Attached was a note from Dan: 'Dear Katie, I'm here if you need any help, but most of all just enjoy yourself.' That was an important remainder: first and foremost, Ghostbusters is meant to be fun."