The son of a snowplow truck driver and a nurse, Kevin Del Principe grew up in Buffalo, New York. He first cut his teeth working as a schoolteacher while also producing plays and publishing poetry. He later moved to Los Angeles to pursue writing for film and to earn his MFA in Screenwriting at USC. During his time at USC, Kevin was a finalist for Script Pipeline’s Student Screenwriting Competition. Since graduation, he continues to write, direct, produce and teach.
University of Southern California: M.F.A., Writing for Screen and Television
Buffalo State College: M.A., English and Theater
Areas of Expertise (4)
Industry Expertise (6)
Writer and Producer of Hard Case - Web Series.
- The Eckleburg Workshops
As a screenwriting lecturer at a prestigious film school in the States, I sometimes hear my wonderful students talk grandly about “making it” in the film industry. Though their ambition is appreciated, a filmmaker’s focus is better served setting a foundation for a sustainable career. What does “making it” even mean? Does it mean making truckloads of money, or creating films that inspire passion?
The great secret in the film industry is that nearly no one makes it—and who really wants to anyway? “Making it” implies the journey is over and, hopefully, a filmmaking career is sustained over time. The real question for blossoming filmmakers is how to sustain a career. Of course, the answer to that question is as varied as the number of disciplined filmmakers in the world. Given challenging economic realities, it is imperative aspiring filmmakers look to artists for inspiration who are sustaining their careers.