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    I would like to teach Screenwriting, Filmmaking, and Acting to teen and adult students.


    Hofstra University
    TV & Web Series Writing Instructor
    • Teach fundamentals of structure for web series, ½ hr TV series & 1 hr TV series.
    • Help students outline and develop their web series' pilots
    • Teach the process of writing spec scripts for ½ hr & 1 hr TV series

    FTMA (Film & TV Master Program) at Sacred Heart University
    Program Liaison
    • Manage operations of the program, including: the equipment room, social media, guest lecturers, ordering from outside vendors, etc.
    • Serve as Liaison to film, acting, and entertainment industries for students.
    • Provide support and feedback to students' projects and overall studies.

    Gotham Writers Workshop
    Screenwriter Teacher/Script Doctor
    • Teach Screenwriting I class to a variety of adult students of all levels, dividing class into lectures, exercises, and going over students' work
    • Help students develop outlines for their stories, as well as the script itself
    • Work with students one on one as a Script Doctor on completed screenplays, providing thorough notes and brainstorming sessions to help with their revisions

    The Ghetto Film School / The Cinema School Filmmaker in Residence – Screenwriting/TV Writing Teacher • Teach high school students film production classes (teaching a variety of classes including: screenwriting, casting, directing actors, producing, story, and pitching)
    • Supervise students in pre-production, production, and post-production for students' films, commercials, and music videos
    • Work with students one on one to workshop their film, commercial, and music video scripts
    • Teach advanced TV writing class for alumni students, where each student wrote a TV Spec script for either a half hour or an hour TV show that's currently on air

    New York Film Academy
    Acting Teacher
    • Teach Acting for Film classes in the Adult 12 week programs – filming scenes for all the students as a short film shoot
    • Coach teen and adult actors on their scenes and monologues
    • Teach Scene Study, Acting Technique, and Improv in the High School and Adult programs at NYFA


    Columbia University - M.F.A., Film – Emphasis on Directing
    New York University, Tisch School of the Arts - B.F.A., Directing & Acting Major, Minor in Screenwriting & Journalism