Anna Weinstein

headshotAssistant Professor of Screenwriting
Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Screen & Television Writing

Anna joined the Department of English as an Assistant Professor of Screenwriting in the Fall of 2020. Previously, she was a Lecturer of Film Studies at Auburn University, where she taught film studies and screenwriting.

Her research and creative work focuses on writing for film and television, women's representation in film and television, and industry studies. Anna is a core faculty member in the Master of Arts in Professional Writing program and an affiliated faculty member in the Gender and Women's Studies (GWST) program.

Anna’s screenplay projects include a limited series based on the life and work of Georgian author, Lillian E. Smith, and an adaptation of Richard Chase's “The Jack Tales” for producer Robert Mitas (Ratched) with Jay Russell (The Water Horse) attached to direct. She has also developed scripts with producers Jennifer Aspen (You Had Me at Aloha) and Antonia Bogdanovich (She's Funny That Way).

  • Affiliations
    • Screenwriting Research Network (SRN)
      Secretary, 2022-present
      Member, Teaching Innovation Award Committee, 2023-present

    • Popular Culture Association (PCA)
      Co-chair, Film Area, 2021-present

    • University Film & Video Association (UFVA)
      Member, Teaching Award Committee, 2019-2021
  • Degrees
    • M.F.A., Creative Writing & Writing for the Performing Arts
      University of California, Riverside

    • B.A., Speech Communication
      University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill