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1966 Doctor of Letters Nebraska Wesleyan University
1959 Masters UCLA
The NBC David Sarnoff Fellowship
Major: Film
1956 Masters Northwestern
Major: Radio-TV
1955 Bachelors Nebraska Wesleyan University

Professional Activities

1995-1999 Professor and designer of European Conservatory for Screenwriting
University of Paris, Sorbonne
1995-1999 Professor
Croatian Summer Film Academy
1988-present Chairman Emeritus and Professor of Screenwriting
UCLA Department of Film and Television
1988-present Writer and Producer
Projects for ABC, CBS, NBC, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Worldwide Pictures, Columbia TV, Lorimar, Paramount, Warner Brothers
1979-1988 Faculty Member (various titles)
UCLA Department of Film and Television
1977 Director of Motion Pictures and Mini-Series for TV
1975-1986 Director of Program Development (Comedy and Drama)
1973-1974 General Program Executive
Supervisor of Comedy and Dramatic Series, and TV movies
1971 Live Program Development Executive
Hanna-Barbera Productions
1970 Writer, Various motion picture screenplays and TV episodes
1968-1969 Program Executive Supervising Comedy and Dramatic series
1966-1968 Story Executive for TV and Motion Pictures
Walt Disney Productions
1964-1965 Manager and Producer/Writer for the Promotion and Advertising Department (won various awards for trailers)
1961-1963 Manager and Producer/Writer for the Promotion and Advertising Department (won various awards for trailers)
1955 Television Producer
WTTW, Chicago
1955 Disc Jockey
1954-1955 Director
KOLN-TV, Lincoln, Nebraska
1954-1955 Disc Jockey
KOLN-AM, Lincoln, Nebraska
1953 Film Editor, Director, and Stage Manager
KFOR-TV, Lincoln, Nebraska

Professional Societies

Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters - Board Member
Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance - Board Member
Nebraska Wesleyan University National Council
Writers Guild of America, west - Academic Liaison Committee Member
Nebraska Film Office Board
SCRIPT (Screenwriting Coalition for Industry Professionals and Teachers) - Steering Committee Member
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences - Educational Programs
Theater, Film & Television Alumni Association - Board Member
University Film and Video Association - Member
Broadcast Education Association - Member


(2006) Currently editing: "Naked Screenwriting: Interviews with 20 Academy Award-winning directors and writers"
  Currently and occasionally completing a novel, "The Sweethearts of Sigmund Freud"
1997 James Dean: An American Legend - Orion
1996 The Glass Hammer - Columbia
1995 Orpheus - Sol Zantz Productions
1994 My Antonia (adapted from Willa Cather novel) - TBS
1993 Lew Hunter's Screenwriting 434*, text used in university, college, and continuing education classes around the world.
1990 The Sowers - Envoy Productions
1989 Gloria Jo - Can Do Productions
1988 Getting Out - Transworld
1986 Fourth & Long - CBS
1986 One Woman's Escape - CBS
1985 Playing With Fire* - NBC
1984-1985 The Yellow Rose* - NBC/Warner Bros. (series producer and writer)
1982 Otherworld* - CBS (series producer and writer)
1982 The Mississippi* - CBS (Co-Developed with John Wilder, writer and producer)
1981 Desperate Lives* - Paramount/CBS
1981 Fallen Angel* - Columbia/CBS (awards won)
1981 Code Red (premiere episode)* - Columbia/NBC
1981 Goldie & the Boxer Go to Hollywood* - Columbia/NBC 1981
1979 Return to Uganda*- African Enterprises (theatrical documentary)
1979 240 Robert (premiere episode)* - Filmways/NBC
1979 The Littlest Hobo* - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (award)
1978 Joni* - Worldwide Pictures
1976 The Sound of Love* - South Australian Film Corporation
1973-1977 While Director of Motion Pictures and Mini-Series for NBC, was responsible for over 500 hours of "long-form" films including movies such as The Execution of Private Slovick*, The Law*, Born Innocent*, The Red Badge of Courage*, Centennial*, etc.
1971 If Tomorrow Comes* - CBS (one of the first Movies of the Week)
early 1970s Batman* - ABC (various series episodes)
early 1970s Bewitched* - ABC (various series episodes)
early 1970s Combat* - ABC (various series episodes)
early 1970s Individual series episodes