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The Hottest Students: Emile Barrios On Starting Over…As A Writer

There is no average student in our MFA program. Some come to us with stacks of published books, some with IMDB pages a mile long, some who just got out of college, some who are in the middle of a successful first career now looking to do what they've always loved, and some who have spent an entire life trying [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:19-07:00 January 16th, 2014|Categories: Program News, Student News|Comments Off on The Hottest Students: Emile Barrios On Starting Over…As A Writer

Building Better Screenwriters: Alum Jim Jennewein On Finding & Sustaining Your Career

Jim Jennewein had already carved out a successful career in the film industry and as a YA novelist when he came to our program to earn his MFA. Now the chair of screenwriting at the New York Film Academy, Jim writes about some of the successful habits of those who make their living writing the words other people say...including his [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:19-07:00 January 7th, 2014|Categories: Alumni News, Program News|Comments Off on Building Better Screenwriters: Alum Jim Jennewein On Finding & Sustaining Your Career

Hottest Alumni: The Most Interesting Man In Congress

Our graduates are a pretty accomplished bunch, but only of them is, well, the most famous congressman on the Internet. Or, as Mother Jones noted,  one of the few members of Congress who  is funny on purpose: Takano, a Harvard grad and former public school teacher who began representing California's 41st congressional district last January, is Congress' first openly gay person of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 January 6th, 2014|Categories: Alumni News, Program News, Student News|Comments Off on Hottest Alumni: The Most Interesting Man In Congress

The Hottest Faculty: Screenwriter John Schimmel On How & Why He Teaches

John Schimmel is in the middle of an extraordinarily diverse career as a writer/producer. He's been the President of Furthur Films and Ascendant Pictures, an executive at Douglas-Reuther Productions, Belair Entertainment, and Warner Bros, penned the Tony-nominated musical Pump Boys And Dinettes, published fiction and nonfiction, serves as a consultant to Cloud Imperium Games/Chris Roberts Entertainment, and, this week, published his first [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 January 4th, 2014|Categories: Faculty News, Program News, Residency|Comments Off on The Hottest Faculty: Screenwriter John Schimmel On How & Why He Teaches

These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

We asked some of our students, faculty and alumni to tell us what moved them the most this year in the world of books and films. Looking for a noticeable theme? You should probably read Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter and it wouldn't hurt if you picked up Tiffany Hawk's Love Me Anyway. And, then, all of these books, movies, and TV shows, too: [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:20-07:00 January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Alumni News, Ephemera, Faculty News, Program News, Student News|Comments Off on These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things