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Elizabeth Brauer, B.A.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

John C. Hench Division of Animation + Digital Arts

Work Phone: 213.740.3303
Office: SCA 335

A native Angeleno and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in English, Elizabeth Gill Brauer has been a professional writer since 1970 and has written feature films for Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox, as well as numerous television movies. She has been teaching both short and long-form screenwriting in the USC School of Cinematic Arts for nine years, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also teaches the required writing course in animation in the John C. Hench School of Digital Arts and Animation. 

Writing under Elizabeth Gill, she is a lifetime member of the WGA. Her credits include Having It All, Sins of the Father, A Secret Between Friends, Someone to Love Me and the ABC series My So-Called Life. She has recently completed a short story cycle, Open 24 Hours and is currently working on a television pilot. She has also written a book of poetry, Blue Woman Poems.  

As a member of a women's soccer team for the past 18 years she has won several gold medals in Senior Olympics competitions.  She is also an active performing member of the Magic Meathands comedy improv troupe. For her work with teenage girls, she received the Service Award from Writegirl, a local mentoring organization. Brauer is happily married and the mother of two grown daughters.