Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay

Edward Pomerantz

Discipline: Film/Video – screenplay
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1970, 1977

Ed Pomerantz is a playwright, novelist, screen and television writer, filmmaker, adjunct associate professsor of writing for television at SUNY-Purchase and founder/director of Harlem Dramatic Writing Workshop, a free program to find and nurture gifted playwrights, screen, and TV writers in the Harlem community. He wrote the movie Caught, based on his novel Into It (Dial Press), a Sundance Centerpiece Premiere that was released by Sony Pictures Classics and nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. Plays of his have been staged at the New Federal Theatre, the Los Angeles Theater Center, the Actors Studio, and in Greece at the Athens Fringe Festival. Collected plays published under the title Dancing On Quicksand. He's the writer of more than 30 commissioned teleplays and screenplays, the recipient of two Writers Guild Awards, two Fulbright Specialist Grants at State Theatre Academies in Poland and Russia, and a Playwright in Residence Grant at the Yale Drama School. He has been the creative advisor and visiting writer at screenwriting labs in Mexico, Germany, England, Spain, Brazil, and Cuba. He wrote and directed La Comida, the winner of 2016 London Discover Film Festival Award for Best International Short Film. He is currently writing a novel and producing an original screenplay, which he'll direct, called Real Love. It is to be funded by tax-deductible donations to SOCIAL GOOD, a non-profit, to make films with casts and crews of more than one color. The campaign for donations is on Facebook, and production is set for 2017.



Edward Pomerantz worked in the Garland studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends originally named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening, diamond-pane windows were replaced…

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