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Stephen  Duncan - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Stephen Duncan

Professor Emeritus of Screenwriting | Loyola Marymount University


School of Film and Television





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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.

Education (2)

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

Accomplishments (2)

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.

Publications (professional)

“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.

Affiliations (2)

  • Writers Guild of America West
  • Academy of Television Arts and Sciences