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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 theTV Drama Series (2011) has been adopted by network mentoring programs, and foreign language editions have been published in Germany, Italy, China, Spain and used around the globe. That was followed by her 2015 book The Future of Television: Your Guide to Creating TV in the New World. And that book will soon be followed by the Fourth Edition of Writing the TV Drama Series (due out in 2018) that will incorporate both present practice and future opportunities in this fast-evolving industry.

She has been honored with the prestigious Humanitas Prize for "Between Mother and Daughter" (CBS), an original drama. Multiple Emmy and Writers Guild nominations and awards from American Women in Radio and Television went to other dramas she wrote. She was a creator of the PBS series Ghostwriter, Story Editor of the Emmy-winning CBS series, Frank's Place and wrote for 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 University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts she is a professor in the screenwriting division where she specializes in television.