Steve Duncan is a screenwriting professor at LMU. He served as Interim Dean from 2009-2010 and Chair of the Screenwriting Department from 2007 through 2009.
Steve served as the co-creator and executive consultant of the Emmy-winning series Tour of Duty, which took place during the Vietnam War. He wrote and produced for A Man Called Hawk and he co-wrote the Emmy-nominated television movie, The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson. Steve has developed and written comedy and drama projects for Aaron Spelling Television, Columbia Television, NBC Productions, Republic Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Procter & Gamble Productions and Precipice Productions.
Steve is a member of the Writers Guild of America West, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Loyola Marymount University: M.A., Communication Arts: Film and Television Production 1979
North Carolina A & T State University: B.S., Art Design 1971
Areas of Expertise (1)
Film and Television Drama and Comedy; Screenwriting Directing and Producing
Recent Works (professional)
The Hue, Tint & Shade of Words: African-American Screenwriters -- Diverse Storytellers, a 30-minute digital documentary, writer-director-producer and editor, 2015.
The Hue, Tint & Shade of Words: Diverse Screenwriters in the Entertainment Industry, a feature-length digital documentary, writer-director-producer and editor, 2014.
“Write Cinematic Scenes,” article in Write Now! Screenwriting, ed. Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson (New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2010), 194-196.
Genre Screenwriting: How to Write Popular Screenplays That Sell (New York: Continuum Books, 2008).
A Guide to Screenwriting Success: How to Write for Film and Television (New York: Rowman-Littlefield, 2006).
The Handbook of Creative Writing (Edinburgh University Press/Columbia University Press 2008). Contributor.
- Writers Guild of America West
- Academy of Television Arts and Sciences