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Pamela Douglas, M.A.

Associate Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television
Summer Program

Work Phone: 213.740.3303
Office: SCA 335

Pamela Douglas is an award-winning writer with numerous credits in television drama. The Third Edition of her book Writing the TV Drama Series published in summer 2011 follows the best-selling Second Edition published in 2007. The book and has been adopted by network mentoring programs at NBC and CBS, and foreign language editions have been published in Germany, China, Korea, Spain and around the globe.

She has been honored with the prestigious Humanitas Prize for "Between Mother and Daughter" (CBS), an original drama which also won nomination for a Writers Guild Award. Multiple Emmy nominations and awards, and awards from American Women in Radio and Television went to other dramas she wrote. She was a creator of the PBS series Ghostwriter, and was Story Editor of the Emmy-winning CBS series, Frank's Place. Additional series credits include A Year in the Life, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, west.

At the School of Cinematic Arts of the University of Southern California she is chair of the television track in the screenwriting division.