Associate Professor of Screenwriting
EDWARD POMERANTZ wrote the movie CAUGHT, based on his novel INTO IT (Dial Press), a Sundance Centerpiece Premiere, starring Edward James Olmos and Maria Conchita Alonso, released by Sony Pictures Classics and nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. He’s written over 35 commissioned television scripts and screenplays, and is the recipient of two Writers Guild Awards. His plays have been staged in New York, L. A., and in Greece at the Athens Fringe Festival. His two Fulbright Specialist Grants have taken him to Russia and Poland to work with actors, dancers, and writers at State Theatre Academies, and he’s been a Creative Advisor and Visiting Writer at various international screenwriting labs in England, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, and Cuba. His LA COMIDA won the 2016 London Discover Film Festival Award for Best International Short Film, and his I HATE WHEN IT GETS DARK SO EARLY was awarded First Selection at the International Short Film Festival in Belgium. In Sweden, his screenplay REAL LOVE won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2017 Stockholm Independent Film Festival. DANCING ON QUICKSAND, The Collected Plays of Edward Pomerantz, 2nd edition, and THREE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYS, have been published by the Educational Publisher, and are available on Amazon.
For twenty years, he’s been teaching Writing For Television at SUNY-Purchase, and is also the Founder and Director of the Harlem Dramatic Writing Workshop, a free program at Columbia University, to find and nurture gifted playwrights and screen/TV writers in the Harlem community.
DANCING ON QUICKSAND, The Collected Plays of Edward Pomerantz, 2nd edition, and THREE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYS, have been published by the Educational Publisher, and are available on Amazon.