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Paul Zimmerman

Adjunct Associate Professor of English


Degrees

MFA, 1991, Yale Univ; BA, 1977, Bennington Coll


Bio

Paul Zimmerman is a screenwriter and a playwright. He wrote the screenplay for the feature film A Modern Affair (Audience Award winner at the Long Island Film Festival). He has spent several years as screenwriter-in-residence for Tribe Pictures, and has written screenplays for many other companies. Mr. Zimmerman is also a contributor to the screenwriting handbook 'Writing Movies,' edited by Bloomsbury Press, conducts workshops for the Gotham Writers Workshop, and works extensively as a private script consultant.

His stage play Pigs and Bugs was originally staged at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, and was subsequently produced in Los Angeles by the Echo Theater Company, and in Vermont by the Phantom Theater . His plays Reno and The Founder have been seen in many venues in New York and nationwide. Mr. Zimmerman is a recipient of a playwriting grant from the New York Public Theater.  His fiction has appeared in Confrontation Magazine.  He earned a BA from Bennington College, and an MFA from Yale School of Drama.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CRWR 135 PROSE WRITING Undergraduate
CRWR 137 (CP) INTRODUCTORY PLAYWRITING Undergraduate
CRWR 185E CHARACTER & CONFLICT Undergraduate
CRWR 187O WRITING SHORT FICTION Undergraduate
CRWR 188N WRTNG CHRCTR IN THE FRST PRSN Undergraduate
CRWR 199 HONORS PROJECT Undergraduate
CRWR 242 PLAYWRITING Graduate
CRWR 289 WRITNG FOR STAGE, SCREEN, & TV Graduate
CRWR 303 M.F.A. PROJECT Graduate
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