Alumni: James Jennewein

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Now in his 23rd year as a working Hollywood screenwriter, Jim Jennewein has co-written and sold 21 feature screenplays to all the major film studios. He has survived hundreds of Hollywood pitch meetings and worked on assignment for such companies as Touchstone, Warner Brothers, Twentieth Century-Fox, Fox 2000, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Interscope, Columbia Pictures, Regency, Morgan Creek, Largo Entertainment, NBC, among others. His produced film credits include THE FLINTSTONES, RICHIE RICH, MAJOR LEAGUE II,  GETTING EVEN WITH DAD and STAY TUNED.  Jim adapted the Jules Verne novel 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea as an animated feature film for Disney and also sold an original TV sitcom pilot to NBC. His TV pilot script, “Lawless,” won first prize in the One Hour TV Pilot category in the Table Read My Screenplay script contest in 2013.

Jim is currently Chair of the Screenwriting Department on the Burbank campus of the New York Film Academy, and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, and at the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University. He is a published author as well, having co-authored the RuneWarriors trilogy, a comedy-fantasy series of young adult novels published by HarperCollins.

Jim holds a BFA from the University Of Notre Dame, and an MFA from the Graduate Program in Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts at University Of California, Riverside.  He has been a member of the Writers Guild of America since 1990.