scott thompson

Scott J. Thompson

Director, Screenwriting Program; Assistant Professor

About Scott J. Thompson

Scott J. Thompson is an award-winning screenwriter, whose work has been recognized by dozens of the top international screenwriting competitions. His adaptation of the memoir “Black Dog of Fate”, by Pulitzer Prize winner Peter Balakian, was nominated for Hollywood’s annual Black List. He has worked as a screenwriter for production companies in Los Angeles, Montreal, Germany, Helsinki, New York and here in Boston.

He began teaching screenwriting in Los Angeles, while working as a development executive and story consultant for various production companies, including New Line Cinema, MTM Enterprises and the Fred Silverman Company. He has taught screenwriting for over 25 years. He is the current Director of Boston University’s Graduate Screenwriting Program. He also teaches Screenplay Adaptation for the Kilachand Honors College.

He directed Emerson College’s Screenwriting Certificate Program and serves as a juror for the International Emmy’s Sir Peter Ustinov Award in Screenwriting.


  • MFA, University of Southern California
  • BA, University of Southern California