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Character Development Faculty
Kuros Charney has had plays produced at numerous theaters, including Shame and Desire (Stella Adler Theatre), The Man From Brazoria County (ALAP New Works Lab), The Moving Forward of Souls (TheaterCRAM 2004 at the Coronet Theater), and Anger (Elephant Theatre). His screenplays include Used Books, which was developed with actor/producer LeVar Burton (Eagle Nation Films), and The Sea Between, commissioned by producer Elizabeth Kahn (Forever After Project, Inc.). He holds a BA from University of California, San Diego, and an MFA in Film from USC. Also Teaches:  Playwriting   Screenwriting  
Edward Einhorn is the author of the picture books A Very Improbable Story and Fractions In Disguise, (both Charlesbridge Press), and the middle-grade novels The Living House of Oz and Paradox In Oz, (both Hungry Tiger Press).  His plays have been produced at many theaters, including: The Velvet Oratorio (The Walter Bruno Theater at Lincoln Center), Fairy Tales of the Absurd (Theater 80), Unauthorized Magic in Oz (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Doctors Jane & Alexander (Theater 5), and The Living Methuselah (Theater 22), among many others. He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation development grant, and is the artistic director of Untitled Theater Co. #61. He holds a BA in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Dialogue Writing  
Jason Greiff wrote the feature screenplay One Crash, Thee Accidents, published in Scenario magazine. His screenplays have won the NYU Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, the Lew Wasserman Award for Best Comedy, and the National Student Screenplay Competition, and he was also chosen for a fellowship by the American Film Institute. He authored the chapter on Tone/Theme in Writing Movies (Bloomsbury USA), part of GWW’s series of writing guides. He has taught at NYU and Dartmouth College. He holds a BA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU. Also Teaches:  Screenwriting   Script Analysis  
Pete Jensen 
has developed original TV series for diverse production companies and he wrote the feature screenplay Derwin's Shadow, which won a development grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He wrote and directed the award-winning short film "Charlie Primitive," which screened at over twenty festivals across the U.S. and Europe. His prose has been published in such literary magazines as Swink. He holds an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University.
Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Dialogue Writing   Screenwriting   TV Writing   Unbound: Creative Writing   Write It Right!   Write-In  
Alex Mindt is the author of the short story collection Male of the Species (Delphinium/HarperCollins), and he has published fiction in the Missouri ReviewFictionConfrontation, the Literary Review, and The Sun. His plays have been produced in Seattle and Los Angeles, and he is an award winning filmmaker and screenwriter.  He has taught at Long Island University, Adelphi University, and Columbia University. He holds a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.  
Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   The Writer’s Mind  
G. D. Peters   has published fiction in Folio, South Dakota Review, Sulphur River Literary Review, River Oak Review, Lynx Eye, Prairie Winds, The Licking River Review, Nebo,RiverSedge,and Reader’s Break, and he has served as an editor at FICTION. He has taught at The City College of New York and Lehman College. He holds a BA from Binghamton University, a JD from the University of Buffalo, and an MFA in Creative Writing from City College.
Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101  
Alexander Steele is the president at Gotham Writers Workshop. He is the editor of Writing Fiction, Fiction Gallery, and Writing Movies (all Bloomsbury USA). He is the author of numerous children's books, including titles in the Wishbone series (Lyrick Publishing) and the Hardy Boys series (Pocket Books). His plays include One Glorious Afternoon, Lightning and Frenzy, and King of Ragtime, and he scripted the documentary World War II: It Happened in Color. He holds a BA from Vanderbilt University. Also Teaches:  Article Writing   Business Writing   Children’s Book Writing   Creative Nonfiction 101   Creative Writing 101   Fiction Writing   Gotham at-a-Glance   Screenwriting   TV Writing   Write-In  
James Steerman has optioned numerous feature films with various production companies, and has written numerous plays, including the widely produced Native Stone. He directed the experimental film Ceremony for a New Planet and the documentaries The Skeleton and the Owl and A City on the Hudson. He has taught at Vassar College, where he served as chairman of the Film Department. He holds a BA from the University of Kansas, and an MFA and DFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama.  Also Teaches:  Screenwriting  
Paul Zimmerman wrote the feature screenplay, A Modern Affair (distributed by Tara Releasing and In Pictures, video by Columbia Tri-Star). He served as screenwriter-in-residence for Tribe Pictures, and has written screenplays for JEM Entertainment and Primusfilms. His one-person play, Reno, was presented in New York City at the West Bank Cafe, Under Acme, The Tweed Ensemble Festival of New Works, and at several other colleges and performance spaces nationwide. He authored the chapter on Character in Writing Movies (Bloomsbury USA), part of GWW’s series of writing guides. He received a playwriting grant from the New York Public Theatre and has taught at Hofstra University. Paul holds a BA from Bennington College and an MFA in Playwriting from Yale. Also Teaches:  Creative Writing 101   Screenwriting  

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