Message from the Chair

Karol Hoeffner

With thirty years’ experience as a working writer in Los Angeles amassing 14 credits in long-form television and film, I have traversed the challenging landscape that awaits young writers under the iconic Hollywood sign. I have also experienced the indescribable joy of seeing the words I put to paper realized on the screen. It is my privilege to welcome the next generation of filmmakers into the fold, to teach them the great art of story-telling, to encourage the development of their voices, to nurture their talent with knowledge of craft, and finally, to watch them successfully launch their careers into the industry.

Thank you for exploring this program. I encourage prospective students to contact us for more information.

Karol  Hoeffner
Assistant Professor and Chair of Screenwriting