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Jason Greiff

Jason Greiff

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jason Greiff is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts, specializing in all areas of scriptwriting. He has won awards from the Writers Guild of America, an NYU Waldo Salt Award for screenwriting, and also an NYUSPS Teaching Excellence Award. Greiff has developed scripts with major studios and production companies including Universal and Marc Platt Productions. His screenplay, One Crash, Three Accidents, was published in Scenario magazine and he authored the chapter on “Tone and Theme” in Writing Movies (Bloomsbury USA). His students have sold scripts, produced movies, won contests, and are working movie and TV writers. He holds a BA from SUNY Purchase and an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Dramatic Writing.

Currently Teaching

Writing for Television: Creating and Writing a New Series

Gain an understanding of the fundamentals of writing for television.

Movie Writing "with" the Coen Brothers

Each week, watch and discuss a Coen brothers’ film, and then complete a screenwriting exercise inspired by what you saw.

Beginning Screenwriting

Learn the basic elements of dramatic writing with an emphasis on theme, dialogue, and characterization.

Advanced Screenwriting

Develop new screenwriting material or revise a completed script, and discuss your work during private interview sessions with the instructor.

Character-Driven Film and TV Script Boot Camp

Learn the basics of dramatic writing for film and TV, with an emphasis on character-driven stories generally found in independent cinema and TV.