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Mark Arneson

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Marc Arneson has been teaching undergraduate and graduate screenwriting classes in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media since 2014 and in UCLA TFT’s Professional Programs since 2011.

He has developed and sold television, online and film projects including the independently produced 2009 feature Just Peck, starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson.

He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where he earned his master’s degree, and the Professional Programs Screenwriting program. He was the recipient of numerous student honors including the UCLA Screenwriters Showcase, the Jack Nicholson Prize in Screenwriting, the Harmony Gold Screenwriting Award, the Zaki Gordon Award for Excellence in Screenwriting and the Showtime/Tony Cox Screenwriting Award. Additionally, he was selected as a writer-in-residence at the prestigious Screenwriters Colony in Nantucket, Mass.

At UCLA TFT he has also taught visiting filmmakers from the Accademia Nazionale Del Cinema, Bologna, Italy, and was previously a screenwriting visiting professor in the graduate program at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Before coming to Los Angeles, Arneson earned a master’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia.