Phil Kellard

Instructor Biography:

Executive producer-writer-director; WGA/DGA member whose credits include both drama and comedy from The Wayans Brothers; Martin; Doogie Howser, MD; to Hooperman and The Inspectors. He has written series and pilots for ABC, CBS, NBC, Hulu, The Disney Channel, Showtime, FBC, and Syfy Channel. Mr. Kellard received an Emmy Award for instructional programming and the UCLA Extension Outstanding Instructor Award in Screenwriting and is a contributing author to Inside the Room (Gotham Books/Penguin).

Instructor Statement:

It all starts with the story. We all have one. What is the story you want to tell in your script? How will you tell it in a humorous and dramatic way? How will you develop that story in a series of interconnecting scenes? What are the events that advance your story? How can you develop believable characters in this story? The best stories and concepts come from personal experience. What individual worldview and voice can you bring to a script because of who you are and your life experience?

Our Students Say it Best!

Phil really communicates valuable things in every class that improve everyone’s scripts. He is honestly the best teacher I’ve ever had in my life. — Writers’ Program Student

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