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Stuart Voytilla, Program Director and Graduate Advisor, MFA in Screenwriting

Stuart Voytilla is a script writer, script consultant, and author of two critically acclaimed books on story and genre, “Myth and the Movies,” and (with Scott Petri) “Writing the Comedy Film,” published by Michael Wiese Productions. As co-founder, writer and producer for Redfield Arts, his film credits include “The Death of Poe” and the award-winning screen adaptation of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” His non-fiction scriptwriting credits include writing multi-media promotional campaigns for The Baltimore Sun newspaper, the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Monarch Beach Resort, and others.

Voytilla was a member of the development team behind the creation of Innoventive Software’s FrameForge Previz Studio, a storyboarding and previsualization software for television and motion picture production, which earned an Emmy Award for Technical Achievement by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Voytilla has over twenty years of university teaching experience, and is a four-time recipient of TTF’s “Most Influential Faculty” award. Voytilla additionally serves as Faculty Fellow for the Course Design Institute through SDSU’s Instructional Technology Services. As Faculty Fellow, he specializes in effective instructional design for faculty considering the use of media in the classroom (face-to-face, online, hybrid).

Voytilla earned his B.A. in Theatre and Economics from University of the Pacific and MFA in Creative Writing/Screenwriting from National University.