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Adam Belanoff

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Adam Belanoff grew up in Chappaqua, NY, received his BA in English at Columbia and his MFA in Screenwriting from the USC School of Cinema-Television, a member of the first class of the Graduate Screenwriting Program.

As a writer and producer, Adam’s credits include “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” "Wings,” “Murphy Brown,” “Partners,” “Cosby,” “Titus,” “What About Joan,” and “Judging Amy.”  Adam most recently spent six years as Co-Executive Producer of “The Closer” and six years as Executive Producer of its spinoff, “Major Crimes.”

Sold pilots on the half-hour side include “Deja Life” (NBC) and “Drama Queen (NBC) - and on the one hour-side, “The Cure” (CBS), “The Fixer” (with James Duff, TNT) and “New Tricks” (with James Duff, CBS.)

 In 2017, Adam was recipient of Columbia University's I.A.L. Diamond Award For Achievement In The Arts, in part for his work resurrecting Columbia’s annual Varsity Show.  For more than twenty-five years, Adam has also been a mentor for the Blank Theater’s Young Playwrights Festival.

Adam lives in Encino with wife Alison, an archaeologist, and daughter Stella.