Brian Price

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Lecturer in English

M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., Yale University

Brian Price is an award-winning screenwriter and director who has worked with major studios, independent producers, and television networks around the world, including Universal, Warner Bros., Endgame, Blaspheme Pictures, Scanbox Entertainment, Hudson River, and Mother Films. 

His creative work has won such accolades as Best Screenplay at Scriptapalooza, Toronto’s Indie Spirit Award, Best Documentary at the New York Independent Film Festival, the Frank Capra Prize at the DC Independent Film Festival, and the Pollie Award for Outstanding PSA.

As an instructor, Brian continues to serve on the screenwriting faculty at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.  He has also served as the Program Director of the MFA Film and Screenwriting Program at Hollins University, developed and chaired the MFA Screenwriting Program at the Brooks Institute, and teaches regularly at Johns Hopkins and RIT. 

Brian’s screenwriting students have been nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards, Emmy’s, and just this past year, won the National Board of Review for Best Adapted Screenplay.

His fascination with the convergence of classical dramatic theory and modern filmmaking led to the book Classical Storytelling and Contemporary Screenwriting which applies Aristotle’s observations of the successful dramatic narratives of his time to the current craft of writing for the screen. It is required reading in screenwriting programs around the world, as well as a practical guide employed and cited by major Hollywood producers.

Recent podcasts:


ENGL411: American Horror Story

FILM 350: Screenwriting

HUMS073: Classical Storytelling in the Modern World

CSPC: American Romantic Comedy: A Window and a Mirror