Marc Lapadula

Playwright and Screenwriter, Film Producer and Senior Lecturer, Yale University Film Studies Program

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Marc Lapadula is an award-winning film producer and Yale University lecturer, where he has taught screenwriting seminars since 1992.

His stage plays include Strip Her, Not by Name, Two Shakes, Men Like Us, Last Order, The Rains Change, Serial Killer, and In Uniform Thanksgiving, have been produced in New York (off-Broadway), England, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Iowa.

Marc also has had several screenplays commissioned or optioned, including Distant Influence, Night Bloom, At Risk and screen adaptations of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog and Migueal de Unamuno’s Saint Emmanuel the Good, Martyr.

He produced Angel Passing, starring Hume Cronyn and Teresa Wright, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won, among other awards, the grand prize at WorldFest Houston. He also co-produced the film Mentor, starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) that

In addition to Yale University, Marc taught screenwriting, playwriting and film analysis courses at Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania (where he created and ran both Universities’ screenwriting programs), and Columbia University Graduate Film School. He led the Screenwriting Series at the Smithsonian Institution and has been a consultant for film producers and studios, including New Line Films Studio and has been an expert script analyst in major Hollywood lawsuits.

Marc graduated cum laude with a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, studied Irish and English Drama at Oxford University, received his M.A. from Malcolm Bradbury’s Creative Writing Workshop at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and earned an MFA in playwriting from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.