Message from the Program Director

At the start of my very first screenwriting class, my late life-long mentor laid out on the table over a hundred traditional and contemporary figurines of storytellers collected from all around the world. It was a breathtaking community of wordsmiths in front of our very eyes. That moment which lifted me to find my purpose will be what I hope you will discover here at LMU, one of the top M.F.A. programs in the world for writing feature-length movies as a profession.

We are global storytellers. At our Playa Vista Campus neighboring legacy and innovative Hollywood studios, you will create emotional, intimate, as well as spectacular narratives for screens of all sizes, to connect with humanity, threading a vast array of cultures and diaspora. In honing the craft of screenwriting and nurturing the creative soul from the bare core of your heart, the stories created will be ones you must and need to tell from the specific perspective formed by your lived experiences that compose your original “voice”.

I welcome you to join the community of storytellers. Here, we unite through imagination and narratives during uplifting and fractured times to express who we are, where we have come from, and what we might become.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

Weiko Lin

Graduate Director, Writing for the Screen