Camille Thomasson

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Senior Lecturer, Film and Media Studies
320 York Street, Room 126, New Haven, CT 06511
Curriculum Vitae: 


Camille Thomasson is a professional screenwriter and senior lecturer at Yale. She was awarded the Richard H. Brodhead ’68 Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2020. She was named the Mentor of the Year by the Berkeley College community in 2018. Camille teaches The Screenwriter’s Craft, Classical Hollywood Narrative, The Movie Memory Project, and is a frequent thesis adviser for seniors in Film and Media Studies and American Studies.


The craft of storytelling; biography; adaptation; movies and moviegoing in the Classical Hollywood era; young children’s empathy for screen characters; desire in film; creative pedagogical methods

Professional Experience

Camille has written feature films, limited series, and television films for Paramount, Warner Bros., HBO, A&E, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, TNT, Universal Television, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Showtime, and independent producers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, and Germany. She has been a member of the Writers Guild of America West since 1990. Her produced films have garnered three Christopher Awards, the Templeton Epiphany Prize, the Golden Screen Award in Germany, the Women in Film Award, a Humanitas Prize nomination, and, for her graduate work, the Student Academy Award and CINE Golden Eagle.

Camille’s experience as a screenwriting mentor for adult writers includes a dozen summers at the Screenwriters Workshop of the Community of Writers founded by Oakley Hall, and mentoring in Mexico and Spain for the Laboratorio de Giones, Fundación Toscana.


M.F.A. University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, 1986

B.A. Yale University, History, 1982