Marc Lapadula

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Senior Lecturer in Film Studies
53 Wall St, New Haven, CT 06511-8916
+1 (203) 436-4668

Biography

Marc Lapadula has been teaching introductory, intermediate and advanced seminars on screenwriting since 1992. His stage plays, including StripHer, Not by Name, Two Shakes, Men Like Us, The Rains Change, Serial Killer and In Uniform Thanksgiving, have been produced in New York (off-Broadway), England, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.  Marc has also has had several original screenplays commissioned or optioned, including Distant Influence, Night Bloom, At Risk as well as screen adaptations of Mikhail Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog and Miguel de Unamuno’s Saint Emmanuel the Good, Martyr.

Lapadula produced Angel Passing staring 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 produced the film Mentor, starring Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) that premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival.

He has been a consultant for film producers and studios, including New Line Films and has been an expert script analyst in major Hollywood lawsuits. Lapadula has previously taught screenwriting, playwriting and film analysis courses at Johns Hopkins and University of Pennsylvania (where he created and ran both Universities’ screenwriting progams), and the Graduate Film School at Columbia University.  He has also taught public speaking to New York City Police Officers, Fire Personnel and Correctional Officials at The Johns Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Research Interests

American and British Cinema; playwriting; 20th century Irish and English drama on the graduate level at Oxford University (Exeter College), England.

Education History

M.F.A., in playwriting, University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
M.A., Malcolm Bradbury’s Creative Writing Workshop at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England
BA, University of Pennsylvania