John Sweet has been teaching screenwriting and writing for television at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television since 2007. His script, The Affair of the Necklace, which he completed while a graduate student in the screenwriting program at UCLA TFT, was made into a 2001 feature film starring Hilary Swank, Christopher Walken and Adrien Brody. He has also sold and written other feature scripts for Warner Bros., Sony and Disney studios.
Prior to entering the M.F.A. program, Sweet was a working TV writer. Apart from writing network assignments, he was under contract for two years as a staff writer for RHI Entertainment’s development division. His television credits include the original pilot Braxton for RHI Entertainment; episodes of RHI’s Learning the Ropes and Fox’s Mr. President; and the Hallmark Hall of Fame movies of the week Face to Face (for CBS) and The Great Elephant Escape (for ABC).
In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate students at UCLA TFT, Sweet also teaches working professionals enrolled in UCLA TFT’s Professional Programs.