ROBIN URIEL RUSSIN (Writer), is a professor of screenwriting and playwriting in the Department of Theatre, Film & Digital Production at the University of California, Riverside. He has written, produced, and directed for film, TV, and the theater, including Warner Bros. On Deadly Ground; America’s Most Wanted on Fox; and Vital Signs on ABC; and his original one-hour pilot script about King David, Beloved, was adapted by ABC as Of Kings and Prophets. Robin serves as chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s National Playwriting Program for Region 8 (California, Hawaii, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada) and is co-author with William Missouri Downs of the books Naked Playwriting and Screenplay: Writing the Picture, now in its second edition. A Rhodes Scholar, he has degrees from Harvard, Oxford, RISD, and UCLA, where he received his MFA in screenwriting. Robin has won or been a finalist for numerous awards, including two Jack Nicholson Awards for excellence in screenwriting, and competitions such as ScriptPIMP, The Movie Deal, Award Winning Screenwriters, Northwest Film Forum, ScreenCraft, TV Writer People’s Pilot Award, the Austin Film Festival, among others.