Eric Edson

Eric Edson
Professor, Screenwriting Option, Graduate Program Coordinator
Office location:


Graduate Program
Email: gradscreenwriter@csun.edu

Office Hours: T 1700-1900 W 1600-1700 F 1000-1100 & by appt

Eric Edson has written seventeen feature screenplays on assignment.  His produced script credits include PASSION’S WEB for Showtime, and he co-wrote and co-executive produced the NBC Movie of the Week LETHAL VOWS starring John Ritter and Marg Helgenberger.  Other films include THE ROSE AND THE JACKAL starring Christopher Reeve, THE SOGGY BOTTOM GANG starring Don Johnson, and DIVING IN starring Kristy Swanson.  Eric has also written for episodic television.

Professor Edson’s new book “THE STORY SOLUTION: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take,” published by Michael Wiese Productions, uncovers for the first time the 23 Hero Goal Sequences® used in every successful motion picture to create dynamic, three dimensional heroes and link together all plot development from first page to last:  

            “Brilliant.  Eric Edson’s book will change the way screenwriting is conceived of and taught.” 
             – Michael Hauge, bestselling author, script consultant to Will Smith

            “The Rosetta stone for translating story ideas into powerful screenplays.” 
            – Steve White, President, New World Feature Films

            “Remarkable.  Strikes off into new territory.” 
            – Tom Rickman, Academy Award nominated screenwriter 

Eric holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting from UCLA, and a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting and Film Directing from The American Film Institute. 

Professor Edson has been a member of The Writers Guild of America since 1981.  He is a recipient of The Samuel Goldwyn Award, the National Story Award, and the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts “Best of Festival” Award for his screenplay SPIRIT WALKER.

Eric has written for Warner Brothers, Sony, ABC Motion Pictures, Hollywood Pictures (Disney), NBC, CBS, TNT, Geffen Pictures, Saban Entertainment, MTM, Aaron Spelling Entertainment, Atlantis Pictures, Citadel Entertainment, The Konigsberg Company, Canadian Telefilms, and many more.