Screen & TV Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Filmmaker, Teacher, Speaker Edward Pomerantz - Screenwriting Workshops
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Edward Pomerantz - Screenwriting Workshops

Dancing On Quicksand, The Collected Plays of Edward Pomerantz, 2nd Edition

CAUGHT, released by Sony Pictures Classics and nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards

Television Writer,

Fulbright Specialist, Master Classes and Seminars in playwriting, screenwriting, and TV Writing, St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia

Creative Advisor, Mentor, Visiting Writer - International Screenwriting Labs in Mexico, Europe, South America, and Cuba

Adjunct Associate Professor, Writing For Television, SUNY-Purchase

Founder and Director, Harlem Dramatic Writing Workshop--workshops and mentoring in Screen and TV Writing, Playwriting, and Playmaking.






EDWARD POMERANTZ has written the movie CAUGHT, a novel INTO IT (Dial Press), the plays BRISBURIAL and A TUNE BEYOND US (produced by the New Federal Theatre), the play ELECTRA: THE REWRITE (produced by Kinitiras, the Greek dance theatre company, for the Athens Fringe Festival), two LAW and ORDER episodes, THE PRINCESS AND THE CABBIE, a CBS Television Movie starring Valerie Bertinelli, three After-School Specials (including NEW YORK CITY TOO FAR FROM TAMPA BLUES, winner of the Writers Guild Award, and THE GOLD BUG, an Emmy winner), and over 30 commissioned screenplays and teleplays for movies and TV.


He has received two Writers Guild Awards, a CAPS Grant, a Ford Foundation Grant, three John Golden Awards, and the ABC-TV Playwright-In-Residence Grant at the Yale Drama School.


DANCING ON QUICKSAND, THE COLLECTED PLAYS OF EDWARD POMERANTZ, 2nd Edition, and THREE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYS, published by The Educational Publisher, available in paperback through Amazon.


NOTHING PERSONAL and A CHANGE OF PACE, his one-act plays published by Ms Magazine, have been performed by Marlo Thomas, Judith Light, Lorraine Bracco, Barbara Feldon, and Betty Buckley.


A CHANGE OF PACE is included in the anthology 35 IN TEN, and his one-act plays I HATE WHEN IT GETS DARK SO EARLY and THE PEACEKEEPER have been selected as Finalists for the Heideman Award by the Actors Theatre of Louisville. THE PEACEKEEPER was also a Finalist at the 35th Annual Samuel French Short Play Festival.


Stagings of his play THE GODDESS OF FILTHY THINGS have been performed at the Actors Studio in New York and the Edgemar Theatre Center in Los Angeles.

DANCING ON QUICKSAND, an evening of his six short plays, was
performed at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles with Paul Mazursky and Jenny O'Hara.

Other New York stagings of his work include MAN RUNNING, directed by Robert M. Young, with Kevin Anderson and Julie Halston at the Westside Theatre, SHENANIGANS with David Strathairn, Betty Buckley, James Gammon, and Dylan Baker at The Kitchen, THE PEACEKEEPER and A MAN DANCING with Joyce Griffen and Valery Oisteanu at the Maxine Greene Play Reading Salon, THE PEACEKEEPER with Karen Murphy at the 2010 Samuel French Short Play Festival, TELL ME SOMETHING I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU and I HATE WHEN IT GETS DARK SO EARLY at the Players Club and National Arts Club, and NOT ON THE MAP at Ardea Arts in Soho, and EL GALLO BRAVO TO GO at the Los Angeles Theater Center.

LA COMIDA, the short film he wrote and directed, won the 2016 London Discover Film Festival Award for Best International Short Film.


I HATE WHEN IT GETS DARK SO EARLY, his second short film, starring Rebecca Luker and Howard McGillin, was an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Short Film Festival.


REAL LOVE, his original screenplay, was the Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 2017 Stockholm Independent Film Festival in Sweden.

As a writing teacher, he's been...

Fulbright Specialist, Master Classes in Physicalizing and Animating A Playwright's Words with actor/dancers at the Dance Theatre Department, State Drama School, Bytom, Poland.

A Fulbright Specialist at the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.

An Associate Director of the Aspen Writers Workshop in Aspen, Colorado.

And has taught screenwriting at...


The NYU Tisch School of the Arts (the Dramatic Writing Program).


The Columbia University Creative Writing Division.


The Columbia University School of the Arts Film School.


The MFA Screenwriting Program at the City College of New York.


The SUNY-Purchase Dramatic Writing Program.


The Writers Guild of America East Foundation Screenwriting Workshop, which he created to find and nurture screenwriters in the Harlem community.


He has also been...


A Creative Advisor at the Moonstone Screenwriting Lab in England and Germany, working with screenwriters from all over Europe.


A Creative Advisor at the Toscano Foundation Screenwriting Lab in Mexico, working with screenwriters from South America, Mexico, Spain, and Cuba.


A Creative Advisor at the Sundance Screenwriting Lab in Brazil.


A Creative Advisor at the Latino Writers Lab for NALIP, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, in New York City and Los Angeles.


A Visiting Writer at the International School of Film and TV in Cuba.


A Panelist at the Malaga, Austin, and Lake Placid Film Festivals.


A Panelist at the International Conference on American Drama and Theatre at the University of Seville.


The Writers Guild of America East Keynote Speaker at CineStory, the Chicago Screenwriting Conference.