The fall section of my class is already full but I don’t want any writers to miss out on the chance to finish their script and take their writing to the next level with my good friend (and a terrific teacher!) Michael Zam.
Michael Zam is the former Associate Director of Programs in Humanities at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, where he oversaw the Creative Writing program for five years. He continues to teach screenwriting (primarily Writing a Screenplay in 10 weeks and Rewriting a screenplay in 10 Weeks) at NYU and, each summer, Modern British Drama at NYU in London; he received the school’s Award for Teaching Excellence both in 1998 and 2007. He also created the successful Professional Certificate in Screenwriting, the first of its kind on the East Coast. He is a former American Film Institute Fellow (where he won the two top screenwriting prizes), as well as an invited fellow at the Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland. His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Details, Time Out, The and indieWIRE. Michael is an alumnus of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Librettist Workshop. He wrote the book for the musical The Kid (based on the best-selling book by Dan Savage), opening Off-Broadway March 2009, and which just won the prestigious Jerry Bock Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater. He also just completed a stage adaptation of the comic novel Selfish & Perverse for Broadway director, Jerry Mitchell. His most recent screenplay, BEST ACTRESS, will be produced by Plan B productions under the direction of Ryan Murphy (“Glee” “Eat, Pray, Love”) and star Susan Sarandon. He is currently developing several screenplays for major studios.
His section of Writing a Screenplay in 10 Weeks begins Tuesday, October 6th. The course number is X32.9692, section 002. To register, call 212-998-7171 or online at http://www.scps.nyu.edu/course-detail/X32.9692/20093/writing-a-screenplay-in-10-weeks.