Scott Sturgeon

Scott Sturgeon
Assistant Professor, Screenwriting Option
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Scott Sturgeon received his MFA in Screenwriting from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and has written original film and television scripts for Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., Touchstone, New Line, NBC and CBS. He has developed and sold projects with Michael Douglas, Barry Sonnenfeld and Kevin Costner among others.

He produced two independent features. THE ELDER SON, which he also co-wrote, premiered at the 2007 Hamptons International Film Festival and stars Leelee Sobieski and Shane West. The psychological horror film, MAY, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002 and sold there to Lionsgate Films.

He began his career with Michael Douglas’s Stonebridge Entertainment as Director of Development where he worked on numerous projects including FLATLINERS and MADE IN AMERICA. He made the move to screenwriting in 1995 after selling an original script to Sony for a Michael and Kirk Douglas starring vehicle.

Before joining the CSUN faculty in 2012, Scott taught screenwriting for over ten years at USC. In addition to his MFA, he completed the coursework for an MA in Documentary Film Production at Stanford University. He is a member of the WGA.