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James Thomas McGinn

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Office: SCA 335

Jim McGinn spent 40 years working in television in Chicago, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles as a writer, producer and program executive. His credits include situation comedies, dramas, TV movies, documentaries and specials.

More recently, he has written both screenplays and stageplays that have received productions in California, New York, Michigan and Connecticut.

He is a member of the Writer's Guild of America, the Dramatists' Guild, Actors Stuido playwrights/Directors Unit and Theatre 40.

McGinn has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts for over ten years.