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David Weber, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Work Phone: 213.740.3303
Office: LUC 301

David Weber is a screenwriter, TV writer, international teacher and script consultant, as well as a writer of non-fiction books.

Weber was a credited writer on Another Day of LIfe, a Spanish/Polish co-production which won the 2018 European Film Award for Best Animated Feature. In 2004 he was a writer on La Piste, (The Trail) directed in 2004 by Academy Award nominated director Eric Valli for Gaumont Productions.  He and his partner Albert Berger were writers on Overboard, starring Kurt and Goldie Hawn, directed by Garry Marshall for MGM-UA. His television credits include Nothing in Common for Tri-Star Television (which ran for one season on NBC) and The Beach Brothers, a pilot for CBS Productions. Weber has written screenplays for Paramount, MGM-UA, Tri-Star and Taft Barish Productions, as well as for European production companies in Denmark, France, Norway and Germany.

He has taught at dozens of screenwriting workshops in Europe and Asia, including a ten-year stint with North by Northwest, an EU-sponsored program, where he was one of the founding instructors. He also worked as Creative Consultant for the highly rated Spanish-language television series Pantera, for Televisa in Mexico and Univision in the U.S.

Weber is currently at work on a rewrite of the feature screenplay Found,  for Brio Films, Luc Bossi and Christophe Mazodier producers.  He just completed a non-fiction book about the Crown family of Chicago, which will be published in 2020.