Department of English

Marc Weinberg

Marc WeinbergAdjunct Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
BA, Rutgers University
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Marc Weinberg began his career in the film industry as a story analyst working in development for studios and production companies such as 20th Century Fox, MGM and Interscope Communications.

A graduate of UCLA’s acclaimed MFA program in screenwriting, Weinberg transitioned to writing professionally with the sale of a supernatural thriller to USA Network. He was hired by A&E to write a feature-length biopic on the magician and escape artist Harry Houdini, and has sold scripts and story ideas to studios and production companies including Paramount Pictures, Citadel Entertainment, and Dick Clark Productions. Weinberg’s credits also include several episodes of scripted entertainment for the Discovery Channel. His feature screenplay, "Black Friday," will go into production this winter.

A member of the Writers Guild of America, Weinberg is in demand for his teaching and mentoring talents. He has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses on screenwriting, production, film history, and genre at prestigious schools, including Brandeis University, Boston University, Emerson College and Virginia Commonwealth University. Weinberg was also invited to teach a course in story structure and plot development to the animators of the Disney/Pixar Studios.

Selected Courses Taught

  • Scriptwriting for the Short Film (ENG 49a)
  • Directed Writing: Beginning Screenplay (ENG 79a)
  • Intermediate Screenwriting (ENG 139b)
  • Writing for Television (ENG 149a)
  • Introduction to the Moving Image (FILM 100a)
  • Film Production I (FILM 110a)