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A. Dean Bell

Associate Professor of Practice in Screenwriting

A. Dean Bell is an award-winning writer and director with a wide variety of film, television and media experience.  His second feature film, “What Alice Found,” garnered a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Grand Prize at the Deauville Film Festival by Jury Chair Roman Polanski.  A New York Times Critic’s Pick, the Los Angeles Times wrote: “Sweet, suspenseful, funny, poignant and adult…an unexpected treat for sophisticated audiences.” “Alice” was released theatrically across the U.S. and is available on most VOD platforms.  Other notable works include developing the night time drama “Step Dude” for Fox Broadcasting, directing the theatrical segments for the PBS documentary “Sweet Tornado” and as writer/director/showrunner on the long-running ESPN series “SportsFigures.”  The program won most major education media awards including a regional Emmy, a Hugo Silver Plaque, and was a four time Clarion Award winner.  His work has been seen on PBS, Comedy Central, Disney Channel, USA Networks, ESPN, Travel Channel, CBS, Nickleodeon, Sundance Channel and IFC.

Bell is an Honors graduate of the Purchase College BFA Film Program.