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Justin Wilson, M.F.A.

Senior Director of Alumni Relations

Email: alumni@cinema.usc.edu
Work Phone: 213.740.4717

Justin Wilson is a former English teacher and award-winning college journalist who currently serves as the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ Senior Director of Alumni Relations, overseeing all alumni events and programs and working with the Cinematic Arts Alumni Council to strengthen the connections between alumni and the school. He also manages fundraising efforts with the school’s alumni, including the SCA Network donor program.

Wilson was an entertainment editor of the Cavalier Daily student newspaper during his undergraduate years at the University of Virginia, winning an AP college journalism award for excellence in lifestyle reporting. He then moved overseas, working as an English teacher in both Japan and Spain, and traveled the globe extensively during this “wanderlust period.”

Later, he worked in television as a production assistant on Dennis Miller Live. As a feature film screenwriter, Wilson has optioned the action-thriller Commander-in-Chief to Phoenix Pictures and the “magic realism drama” The Tin Man to Cry Havoc Productions.