National University

Screenwriting Faculty Named to Major Post at Universal Studios

Elaine Chin, an adjunct faculty member who teaches in the Master of Fine Arts in Professional Screenwriting program for National University, has just named as president of production for Barnstorm Pictures at Universal Studios.

Chin, a former development executive at 20th Century Fox and HBO Films, will report to film director Justin Lin, who has enjoyed recent box office success with his “Fast and Furious” franchise of action films. She was instrumental in creating National’s production/development writing course, and has taught it as well.

The Hollywood executive/instructor will continue to be involved with students in the MFA in Professional Screenwriting program, particularly in the residency courses which are taught twice a year, according to Bettina Moss, Assistant Professor and Lead Faculty for the MFA in Professional Screenwriting program.

The MFA in Professional Screenwriting program provides an in-depth study of the art of film, TV and transmedia writing. Students in the program learn to create compelling, well structured stories with memorable characters while acquiring a foundational understanding of how to market themselves and their work in the entertainment industry. The program is hybrid, with the majority of classes delivered online. For more information, click here.