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Screenwriting Department

Nunzio DeFilippis Nunzio DeFilippis
Chair of Screenwriting; Dean Of Faculty
Master’s Thesis Workshop, Genre Studies, Elements Of Screenwriting


MFA in Screenwriting, USC.
Nunzio has worked in television, comics, film, and games for over two decades. Along with his writing partner (Christina Weir), he was a writer/producer on HBO's Arliss and wrote for the Disney Channel series Kim Possible. They have had features optioned at Hollywood Pictures, Process Media, and Humble Journey Films, and developed a video game at Sony and a TV movie at Oxygen. He and his partner have written for the comics New X-Men, Adventures of Superman, Batman Confidential, and Dragon Age, among many others. They created the comic franchises Bad Medicine (in development at Closed On Mondays with NBC), The Amy Devlin Mysteries (in development as a TV series at E!), and Frenemy of the State (co-created with Rashida Jones, optioned as a feature film by Imagine Entertainment/Universal Pictures.)

Jenny Sterner Jenny Sterner
Associate Chair of Screenwriting
Story Generation, Building & Researching Your World


MFA in Screenwriting, New York Film Academy.
Jenny has developed a manga for Seven Seas Entertainment. She is the creator of the webseries Searching for Eden. She served as Coordinator of the Screenwriting Department for five years before taking over as Associate Chair.

Alexa Alemanni Boothe Alexa Alemanni Boothe
Scene Study, Script To Screen, Writing The Feature Film, Writing The TV Pilot, Character Development

BA in History & Theater, Vassar College.
Alexa Alemanni started as an actress on Emmy-winning drama Mad Men for four seasons, for which she won a SAG Award. In television, she has staffed on TNT’s The Librarians and sold a pilot to Tornante with Intrigue Entertainment. In feature films, she wrote Something Borrowed, the sequel to the 2006 hit Something Blue for Black Label Media, and the adaptation of the book Serpent’s Bite by Warren Adler for Grey Eagle Films. Alexa sold the feature I Won’t Be Home for Christmas to UCP for USA. Another feature project, The Lion in the Library, was recently set up with Prodigal Entertainment and Level Forward. She has projects in development with Team Downey, Hello Sunshine, and A Thousand Ships.

Andy Ashcraft Andy Ashcraft
Interactive Narrative

BA in Graphic Design, UCLA
Andy is the founder of Giantsdance Games. He has held game design positions at: Sony Computer Entertainment of America (working on God of War and God of War II), Electronic Arts, THQ, Disney Mobile, Disney Consumer Products, THQ.

Avila Ashton Avila Ashton
Elements of Screenwriting, Script To Screen, Feature Workshop, Online Screenwriting

MFA in Film Production, Chapman University
Ashton Avila (she/her) is a Mexican American writer-director mentored by David O. Russell, David S, Ward, Rob Cohen, Martha Coolidge, and Anne Beatts, who was selected as an Emerging Creator by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. She has directed the Playstation original series pilot Two Roads, the musical comedy Trying To F*ck: A Modern Day Romance, as well as the short films I Got You, Have A Little Faith, Everfall, and Lake Forest Road.

Lori Balaban Lori Balaban
Writing The Feature Film Screenplay, Story Generation, Online Screenwriting

MFA in Creative Writing from City College of New York.
Lori Balaban is the creator of the webseries Irrelevant White Girl, WTF, Property Vets, and Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary. She worked as a writer and director on the TLC variety series Random Acts of Duff and penned the novel Left of Bang. Lori has served as an Executive Producer at AMC and launched their integrated content department.

Ashley Bank Ashley Bank
Business of Screenwriting, The Art Of The Pitch, Script To Screen (Acting), Scene Study

BA in Film, NYU. Graduate of The Second City Conservatory.
Ashley has worked as an actress, stand-up comedian, producer, and writer. She has appeared in over 40 commercials, and guest stared on Family Ties, My Two Dads, Frasier, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Ashley has appeared in numerous TV Movies, with Henry Winkler, Dolly Parton, and Raquel Welch and she appeared in the feature film The Monster Squad. She has produced several award winning short films, one of which won the prestigious NYU Wasserman/King Award, and another of which was sold to IFC. She has also worked as a producer for CBS News and 48 Hours, and for the CBS News documentary department and she has worked on documentaries for History, The Food Network, A&E, Discovery, and ESPN. She's appeared in The Country Club and directed Don't Dress for Dinner with her theatre company, Accidents Happen.

Beth Bigler Beth Bigler
Adaptation, New Media, Online Screenwriting, Unscripted Storytelling

MFA in Creative Writing, Goddard College.
Beth is a producer, writer, and developer and has worked for such companies as ABC Daytime, CBS television, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, Machete Productions, and True Entertainment/Endemol in scripted and unscripted development. Beth has a strong track record of executing pilots and presentations across genres and platforms. As a development consultant, she has shepherded series for numerous clients, including Fremantle Media, Magical Elves, Relativity Media, and Carnival Cruise Lines. As an educator, Beth has taught elementary, middle, high school, college, and adults at a variety of institutions with diverse populations, including the University of Illinois-Chicago, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Goddard College. Some of her career highlights include Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Discovery's Wreckreation Nation, A&E's Very Superstitious With George Lopez, CNBC's Back In The Game, Logo's The A-List, and Discovery Science's Catch It, Keep It.

Hal Cantor Preston Butler III
Script To Screen (Acting), Scene Study

MFA in Acting, California Institute of the Arts.
Preston Butler III is a multi-hyphenate artist who engages in acting, directing, writing, and music. He has performed all across the United States as well as internationally in France, Belgium, and Scotland. Butler starred as Kitch in the West Coast Premiere of Pass Over by Antionette Nwandu (She’s Gotta Have It) at ACT Seattle, in which he won Best Actor in a Play. In 2021, Butler made his network television debut as a jazz pianist (Kendle Spotnitz) on NCIS. Preston also wrote and directed an original theatrical production at his alma mater, Vanguard University. Created in collaboration with current students, the play, God So Loved: Do We?, explored the complexities of racism, social justice, and faith. This “Digital Play” centered on the new reality of ‘stay-at-home’ virtual communications with each scene taking place via Zoom, FaceTime, and social media posts. Butler voices Cooper Calhoun, a recurring character on the Focus on the Family audio series, Adventures in Odyssey. Most recently, Preston narrated The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois for Apple Books as a part of their celebration of Black History Month. As an educator, Preston worked intensively with the CalArts Community Arts Program (CAP) developing new programs centered on digital content creation and the various elements of filmmaking.

Hal Cantor Hal Cantor
Online Screenwriting: Television

MA in Dramatic Writing, NYU; MS in Journalism, Northwestern University.
Hal is a writer and producer, known for the TV series Hold, Please and Berlin Halexanderplatz. He is currently developing a half-hour series with Sony Pictures Television. Hal has sold pilots to Showtime, Fox Television, and Sony Pictures Television, and developed features with Twentieth Century Fox and independent companies. He has put several plays on stage, wrote/directed multiple shorts, and created a webseries for the Writers Guilds member-only initiative, Strike.TV

Eric Conner Eric Conner
Writing the Television Spec, Writing the Television Pilot, The Great Screenplays, Master’s Thesis Workshop

MFA, USC School of Cinema and Television.
Eric has collaborated on screenplays with Robert Gardner (Writer, The Wedding Palace) and is developing a pilot with Hayden Black (Goodnight Burbank, Gen Zed). He is currently a regular contributor to ranker.com. As part of a team, he adapted the New York Times bestselling young-adult series Vampire Kisses and developed a feature film based on Knott’s Berry Farm’s Halloween Haunt. He currently hosts, produces and writes the podcast The Backlot for NYFA and was previously commissioned to write the original one-act play/short film The Also-Rans. He is the winner of the Sloan Award & Hamptons' Writer's Workshop for feature script Just Enough. He worked as a production manager on the documentary The Cutting Edge: The Story of Cinema Editing. His interview subjects include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and Sean Penn.

Morgan Dameron Morgan Dameron
Art of the Pitch, The Business of Screenwriting, Feature Film Workshop, Story Generation, Adaptation, Elements of Screenwriting

BA in Film & Television Production, USC.
Morgan Dameron wrote, directed, and produced the feature film, Different Flowers. She previously worked at Bad Robot Productions on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek Into Darkness. She has developed projects with Paul Feig’s Powderkeg Media, 3BlackDot, Olive Bridge Entertainment, and Very Big World.

Josh Eiserike Josh Eiserike
Seqeuntial Art, Writing The Feature Film Screenplay, Writing The TV Pilot, Elements Of Screenwriting, Story Generation, Online Screenwriting

MFA- film production- USC
Josh Eiserike is a writer/cartoonist who has written for television shows such as Legacies (CW) Warigami (CW SEED) and G.I. Joe: Renegades (HUB). Additionally, Josh has sold a show to POP TV and a couple of TV movies. He has also written and published several comic books, including The Very Final Last Girls, slated to be published in June 2022 from Darby Pop Publishing and Charm City, due later this year from Scout Comics. Originally from Washington, D.C., Josh previously worked as a newspaper reporter, covering everything from Congress to the Warped Tour. Other writing credits include MAD Magazine.

Adam B. Finer Adam B. Finer
Transmedia, New Media, and Business of Screenwriting

MA in Film, Staffordshire University.
Adam Finer served as Director of Market Research at Universal Pictures. He is the co-founder of Arpil Entertainment, a literary management and production company. He consults with individuals in career planning, as well as working with content creators, writers, directors, producers, and studio executives to design marketing plans, and business and branding strategies. He was producer on War of the Worlds: The Next Wave, The Day the Earth Stopped, and Megafault for Syfy.

Colette Freedman Colette Freedman
Writing The Feature Film, Script To Screen, Playwriting, Scene Study

MAT in Drama, Colgate University.
Screenwriter, playwright, novelist, and actress. Colette has written the Lifetime film Sister Cities (Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Stana Katic) and twelve other made-for-television films with her writing partner Brooke Purdy. Her feature films include Meli (starring Wendie Malick), And Then There Was Eve (2017 LA Muse Jury Prize Winner at LA Film Festival) and Miles Underwater. Colette is an internationally-produced playwright with over 35 produced plays, voted "One of 50 to Watch" by The Dramatists Guild. Plays include Serial Killer Barbie, The Affair, and Blind Spots (Encore Award 2018 Hollywood Fringe fest) and the upcoming Mozart2 the musical and Amelia the musical. She has written ten published novels, including the thriller The Thirteen Hallows (Tor Publishing) with #1 New York Times author Michael Scott; the YA book Anomalies with Sadie Turner (Select Books); and the legendary Steve Dorff memoir I Wrote That One Too (Backbeat Books). Freedman has co-produced several independent films, including Quality Problems (Freestyle Media, 2017 Best Feature, Women Texas Film Fest), Dancer in Danger (Lifetime) and Dangerous Cheaters (Lifetime). As an actress, she has worked on many television shows, including That 70s Show, The Young and the Restless, and JAG, as well as several independent films.

Matt Harry Matt Harry
Thesis Workshop, Writing The Feature Film, Writing For Television, Great Screenplays, Script To Screen, Web Series, New Media, Transmedia, Unscripted Storytelling, Adaptation, Genre Studies, Online Screenwriting

MFA in Film Production, USC.
Matt Harry is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, editor, director, and producer. Work highlights include: The Bachelor, Design on a Dime, Seriously Funny Kids, Rock the Reception, and Red Serpent. Wrote and produced Fugue, which won Best Horror Film at the Mississippi Film Festival. Written for Flynn Picture Co., Evolution Entertainment, and Boatrocker Media. Wrote and co-directed Super Kids for 1st Ave Machine/YouTube. Has also published the novels Sorcery for Beginners, Cryptozoology for Beginners, Superkid, and You Are a Filmmaker.

Laura House Laura House
Writing The Television Spec, Writing The Television Pilot, Online Screenwriting: Television

BA in English, University of Texas at Austin.
Writer, comedian, actor. Laura helped create and starred on Mtv’s first scripted sit-com, Austin Stories. She worked as Executive Producer and Showrunner on BBC’s BAFTA-winning Secret Life of Boys, where she received an International Emmy nomination. She has had shows in development with ABC, FX, Mtv, Nickelodeon and NBC/Universal. She was a writer on Emmy-winning shows including Mom and Samantha Who, and has also written on The George Lopez Show, Loosely Exactly Nicole, Blue Collar TV, Side Hustle, and others.

Heather Jeng Bladt Regan Humphrey
Storytelling With Purpose, Elements of Screenwriting, Master's Character Workshop

MFA in Creative Writing, Antioch University
In addition to writing, Regan also holds a Master's Degree in Psychology. She is the writer/director of Cosmic Connections, and wrote, directed, and starred in the play What A Heart Loves. She is the Editor-In-Chief at Lunch Ticket Literary Journal and the Inventor of the REFscore, the first and only scoring system to rate films on craft and social justice.

Terah Jackson Terah Jackson
Writing The Feature Film, Genre Studies, Playwriting, Great Playwrights, Scene Study

MFA in Screenwriting, American Film Institute.
Terah Jackson wrote and produced Counter, wrote and assistant directed on Splendor, and was the assistant director on It’s Not Always Sunny and Fanta Face.

Greg Johnson Greg Johnson
Elements of Screenwriting, Story Generation, Writing the Feature Film, Adaptation Workshop

MFA in Film & Television, USC.
Greg Johnson is the screenwriter of The Last Son (2021), a western-action feature film starring Sam Worthington, Machine Gun Kelly, Heather Graham, Thomas Jane, and directed by Tim Sutton. Previously, Greg worked with 20th Century Fox Studios to develop four original features including an alternative version of the Fantastic Four franchise called Doctor Doom. He has also done assignments for Universal, Davis Entertainment, and TIK Films (China). Greg is also a two-time finalist in the Warner Brothers Television Writers’ Workshop. Currently, he is developing Chasing The Dragon, an international action-adventure spy show with Bound Television and actor Archie Kao (CSI).

Dan Kay Dan Kay
Writing The Feature Film, Great Screenplays, Business Of Screenwriting, Online Screenwriting, Final Draft Fellowship

BAS in English, University of Pennsylvania.
Dan Kay is an award winning writer and director prolific in both film & television. His feature writing credits include I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan and Pay The Ghost starring Nicolas Cage. Dan’s screenplay Spider & Jessie, which he is directing, is set to shoot in the summer of 2022 with Joseph Restaino (Pig, Passing) producing. Dan has developed numerous TV series, working in collaboration with major studios and networks including ABC Studios, ABC Signature, Universal TV, Legendary TV, Warner Bros. TV, BBC America, TWC, Starz and eOne.

Stephen Langford Kelly Larson
Final Draft Advanced User Certification Program; Business of Television

BA in Film Production, LMU
Kelly Larson is an LGBTQ+ LatinX writer who has written on the CW's Batwoman, where she has also served as a Writer's Assistant. Prior to that, she served as assistant to Kevin Williams on CBS All Access' Tell Me A Story, and to Caroline Dries under her Sony TV overall deal as well as when she was on the CW's The Vampire Diaries. Being part of the Pre WGA community, she has organized mixers and spearheaded script campaigns to encourage unrepresented writers to meet and be heard, while also bringing together WGA writers to meet with and mentor lower level assistants.

Stephen Langford Carolyn McDonald
Business of Screenwriting, Story Generation, Adaptation, Online Screenwriting

Carolyn McDonald has worked in the publicity division of Warner Bros Television, served as a Creative Executive at Cinecom Entertainment, and served as Exective Vice President of Danny Glover's Carrie Productions. She was the executive producer on TNT's Emmy & Image Award-nominated Freedom Song (written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson) and HBO's American Dream, which featured Wesley Snipes and won 4 Cable Ace Awards and an NAACP Image Award for Best Made-For-TV Movie. McDonald also produced, co-wrote, and directed P.N.O.K., featuring Elle Fanning and co-wrote Return Of The Sweetbirds for 20th Century Fox. She also adapted the book The Color Of Hope for her directing debut.

George McGrath George McGrath
Comedy Writing, Writing The Television Spec, Writing The Television Pilot, Script To Screen, Final Draft Fellowship, Online Screenwriting: TV Pilot

George McGrath is an actor, writer, producer, and composer. He began his career doing musical theatre in New York at such venues as Cafe La Mama, The Provincetown Playhouse, and Lincoln Center. He performed with the Groundlings in Los Angeles from 1983 - 1992, where he also taught, directed the Sunday show, and created the long-running show Your Very Own TV Show. George was one of the original writers of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and was a series regular on the show. He was inducted into the TV Theme Song Hall of Fame for co-writing the series theme song. He co-wrote the Paramount film Big Top Pee-Wee and created and starred in Nick-at-Nite’s first original series, On the Television, which he also co-executive produced. He co-starred with Tom Hanks and Sally Field in the feature film Punchline. George wrote and co-starred in Based on an Untrue Story, a FOX TV movie, and wrote, produced and had a recurring role on HBO’s Tracey Takes On... Other TV appearances include Whose Line Is It Anyway? (both London and NY productions), Bob, The Martin Short Show, Growing Pains, The Jeffersons, and Comic Relief. He currently performs in Instaplay! and with the Groundlings in the Gas Show. He has been nominated for an Emmy Award four times – twice as a writer on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and twice as writer-producer on Tracey Takes On... a series for which he also won a GLAAD Award.

Chris Modoono Chris Modoono
Script To Screen, New Media, Transmedia, Web Series, Writing The Feature Film, Rewriting, Online Screenwriting

BS, Babson College.
Chris is the Co-Writer/Director of the feature Tenured for Fox Digital Studio, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca film festival, and won the Audience Award at the Maui Film Festival. He is the Co-Writer/Director and Co-Creator of It’s a Hit! (Abby Elliott, Tim Matheson) for The Orchard, which premiered at SeriesFest Season 2 and won the Virgin Produced Award. Chris is the commercial director for Hungry Man Productions.

Eric Nelson Eric Nelson
Thesis Workshop, Writing The Feature Film, Writing The Television Pilot, Story Generation

MFA in Screenwriting, American Film Institute.
Eric Nelson has developed film and television projects with Nickelodeon Original Movies, ABC/Disney Channel, 20th Century Fox, Smart Entertainment, and Underground Entertainment. He has written, developed, and produced for numerous branded content campaigns and video games.

Derek Santos Olson Derek Santos Olson
Writing The Television Spec, Writing The Television Pilot, Story Generation

BA in Political Science, Yale University.
Derek Santos Olson was a writer on the television series Friday Night Lights, Hawaii Five-O, and The Unusuals. He developed a pilot at Nickelodeon and another directed by Michael Lange (The OC). He was recently hired to write a TV pilot for Gaumont International Television (Narcos, Lupin) based on one of their international properties.

Doc Pedrolie Doc Pedrolie
Elements Of Screenwriting, Writing The Feature Film, Story Generation, Genre Studies, Writing For Television, Rewriting, Adaptation, Character, Online Screenwriting, Final Draft Fellowship

MFA in Screenwriting, UCLA.
Doc has written the features Come Simi (Winner, Best Screenplay, Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, and Best Writing, Los Angeles Film Review 2015) and Pali Road (sold to Arclight Films at Cannes), and has written and directed The Last Cigarette. He has developed projects at Gerber Pictures, Crimson Forest, HWY 61, Unified Pictures, Royal Standard, IPG, Nala/RightBrain, and Circle of Confusion. Doc works as a story analyst for Amazon Studios.

Jenni Powell Jenni Powell
Chair of Producing; Transmedia, New Media, Web Series, Business Of Screenwriting, Screenwriting Discipline & Methodology

BA in Psychology, San Diego State
Jenni Powell is the Emmy Award-winning producer of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Welcome to Sanditon, lonelygirl15, Emma Approved, and The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy. For two years, she was Director of Content and Social Media for VidCon and was a producer at Felicia Day’s YouTube Premium Channel Geek & Sundry, where she produced the Geekie Award-Winning Talkin' Comics Weekly. Most recently, Jenni was Head of Production for NewMediaRockstars before founding her own production company Discourse Productions.

Paul Salamoff Paul Salamoff
Genre Studies, Sequential Art, Feature Film Workshop, Script To Screen, Online Screenwriting

Paul J. Salamoff has been working for over 30 years in Film, TV, Video Games and Commercials as a Writer, Producer, Director, Executive, Comic Creator, Storyboard Artist and Make-Up FX Artist. He was recently named one of The Tracking Board’s Top 100 up & coming Screenwriters and has developed projects with Mosaic Media Group, Hollywood Gang, Blumhouse, Wigram Productions, Silver Pictures, Valhalla Motion Pictures, Vertigo and Eclectic Pictures. Salamoff is the author of On The Set: The Hidden Rules of Movie Making Etiquette (Now in its 4th Edition) and the graphic novels Discord, Tales of Discord, Hired Guns, Logan’s Run and issues of Vincent Price Presents. His short stories and essays have been included in acclaimed anthologies including Midian Unmade: Tales From Clive Barker’s Nightbreed and The Cyberpunk Nexus: Exploring The Blade Runner Universe and he is a two-time Bram Stoker Award Nominee. Salamoff made his feature-film directorial debut with Encounter, a multi award-winning Sci-Fi/Drama based on his original screenplay that stars Luke Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Cheryl Texiera and Tom Atkins. Encounter won “Best Independent Film” at The 46th Annual SATURN Awards.

Paul Salamoff Sue Jin Song
Script To Screen (Acting), Playwriting

MFA in Acting, NYU/Tisch
A “Usual Suspect” at New York Theater Workshop, where she worked with Van Lier playwrights on developing new work. She has acted in theaters in New York City and regionally around the country, including world premieres written by Paula Vogel and Velina Hasu Houston. Film/TV credits include New Amsterdam, Generat+ion, Law & Order, Won’t Back Down, and Someone Like You. Sue Jin also wrote and acted in a one woman play Children of Medea, which was awarded "Best of DC Fringe" and was subsequently produced by Constellation Theatre.

Alan Trezza Alan Trezza
Script To Screen, Feature Film Workshop, Story Generation, Online Screenwriting

BA, Film & Television, Fordham University.
Alan Trezza wrote and produced the zombie comedy Burying the Ex, which was directed by Joe Dante and starred Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene. He wrote and executive produced the thriller We Summon the Darkness starring Alexandra Daddario and Keean Johnson. Alan has sold screenplays to Miramax Films and Paramount Pictures, and has developed projects for such Hollywood legends as Drew Barrymore, Tony Scott, and Ridley Scott. He is currently casting his next script Sanctuary, a supernatural horror film that will be directed by John Leonetti and produced by Joel Silver.

Warren Selyna Marissa Read Selyna Warren & Marissa Read
Comedy Writing, Writing The Television Pilot, New Media, Online Screenwriting

Selyna Warren and Marissa Read make up the multi-hyphenate team S&M. They are writers and directors who act in their own material. They sold our first show, Foursome, to ATV/Youtube Originals and continued to showrun the series which ran for four seasons, breaking the network's record. They worked with CounterBalance and Sony on the 1/2 hour comedy, Bad Apple. In the feature space they are writing an *NSYNC love letter alongside Rachel Bloom for Tristar.


Christina Weir Christina Weir
Thesis Workshop, Writing The Television Pilot, Sequential Art, Transmedia, Interactive Narrative, Master's Character Development, Story Generation

MA in Mass Communications/TV Production, Emerson College.
Christina has worked in television, comics, film, and games for over two decades. Along with her writing partner (Nunzio DeFilippis), she was a writer/producer on HBO's Arliss and wrote for the Disney Channel series Kim Possible. They have had features optioned at Hollywood Pictures, Process Media, and Humble Journey Films, and developed a video game at Sony and a TV movie at Oxygen. She and her partner have written for the comics New X-Men, Adventures of Superman, Batman Confidential, and Dragon Age, among many others. They created the comic franchises Bad Medicine (in development at Closed On Mondays with NBC), The Amy Devlin Mysteries (in development as a TV series at E!), and Frenemy of the State (co-created with Rashida Jones, optioned as a feature film by Imagine Entertainment/Universal Pictures.)

Liz Fania Werner Liz Fania Werner
Thesis Workshop, Story Generation, Writing The Feature Film, Masters Character Workshop, Adaptation, Script To Screen, Genre Studies

MFA in TV and Screenwriting, USC.
Has translated two books of poetry: The Collected Poems of Jimmy Santiago Baca and Nicanor Parra’s Antipoems: How to Look Better and Feel Great, both published by New Directions. Earned an Annenberg Fellowship from USC and wrote Assassination of a Mathematician. Wrote on RPM Miami for Mun2 network, a member of the NBC/Universal family. Developed the feature adaptation of the novel Babylon Sisters by Oprah Book Club author Pearl Cleage, as well as biopic about WNBA player Abby Bishop for Sentient Entertainment. Into the Uncanny Valley, the award-winning short film she wrote and co-directed, was featured in 11 film festivals, including L.A.’s Screamfest and HBO’s New York Latino Film Festival. Most recently, wrote and co-directed her first feature film, Waking Karma, starring Michael Madsen.

Liz Fania Werner Danielle Wolff
Writing The TV Spec, Writing The TV Pilot, Playwriting, Online Screenwriting

MFA in Screenwriting, UCLA.
Danielle Wolff is a writer of fiction, stage, and screen. Her credits include animated work (Kyle XY Continuum, Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, Marvel Rising, Tarzan and Jane) and live action work (Wicked Wicked Games with Tatum O'Neal, and American Heiress). Her stage credits include Weightless, and she wrote the radio play Huntsville (broadcast on NPR). Wolff's short fiction and poetry have appeared in publications such as the Chiron Review and Popcorn Fiction, and she recently published her debut Her Story collection, Mass Ave.

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