About COM

John Bernstein

John BernsteinAssociate Professor, Film

Professor Bernstein has taught at the University of Texas, Duke University, Tel Aviv University and the University of Copenhagen. He has conducted professional film seminars at the Munich Film School and the National Film School of Denmark. He has also worked as Director of Development, Film Consultant, Story Editor and Dramaturge for major film companies and theaters. A number of his plays have won national prizes. His film A Scent of Paradise (starring Penelope Cruz) has won a variety of international prizes. Bernstein’s film Better off Dad premiered in 2003. His next film is Adele, starring Giancarlo Esposito (Do the Right Thing and The Usual Suspects), slated for release in 2011.


BA, University of Michigan
PhD, The University of Texas, Austin


Email: bernstei@bu.edu
Office: 219E