M.F.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Screenwriting, 2011
B.A., University of California, San Diego, Literature & Writing, 2004
Megan Green is a Los Angeles-based screenwriter. After graduating from UCLA’s M.F.A. program in 2011, her dark comedy feature, THE FAMILY HARVEST, was developed with Atlas Entertainment. Her feature biopic drama, ELEANOR & JACK, has been a Nicholl Fellowship semifinalist twice, once placing in the top 50 scripts. ONLY HUMANS, the indie drama feature she co-wrote, premiered at the Napa Valley Film Festival in 2018. In parallel with her screenwriting career, Megan has worked in online education for over a decade. As the Director of Curriculum Development for 2U, Megan helped universities including University of Southern California and Pepperdine University launch brick-and-mortar programs online.
How did you discover Western?
A colleague came across the listing and sent it my way. Since I have a background in distance education and a passion for helping emerging screenwriters develop their voices, I knew it was a perfect fit.
What are some of the highlights of your career?
Developing a project with Oscar nominees Richard Suckle and Robin Swicord. Seeing the film I co-wrote (ONLY HUMANS) on screen with an audience.
What most excites you about your field?
In meetings with executives, managers and other industry experts I am constantly hearing a call for projects from diverse voices. There is still plenty of work to be done, but it feels like there has been a growing desire in the last few years to elevate voices that have been left out of the conversation in the past. I’m excited to be in a position to help emerging writers answer this call.
What is your favorite thing about the Gunnison Valley?
It’s so different from LA! The open space is conducive to creative work… And it’s nice to visit a coffee shop where people are not just there to work on their screenplays.
- CRWR 660: Scenes & Sequences
- CRWR 672: Screenwriting Workshop 1
- CRWR 674: Screenwriting Workshop 2