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Jeffrey Stanley
Jeffrey Stanley




MacAlister Hall, 2018

Jeffrey Stanley was one of 24 writers selected from over 16,000 entrants to receive the first ever Amtrak Writers Residency in 2014-15. He has won numerous screenwriting awards and optioned or been hired to write scripts for Peter Farrelly & Charles B. Wessler, GreeneStreet Films, Barbara Kopple's Cabin Creek Films, Andrew Lauren Productions, Buckeye Films, indie producer Matthew  Myers, and others.  His award-winning short film Lady in a Box stars Sarita Choudhury and has been licensed numerous times for international broadcast and distribution. He has worked as a script consultant for UK-based Initialize Films, and an analyst and judge for the Script Savvy Screenplay Contest. Stanley's stage play Tesla's Letters (Samuel French, 2000) premiered to rave reviews Off Broadway and went on to numerous productions around the world. Other plays include Medicine, Man commissioned by Virginia's Mill Mountain Theatre, and his ongoing solo show Boneyards which premiered in the 2013 Philly Fringe and has gone on to 2015 productions at New York City's Morbid Anatomy Museum and Philly's SoLow Fest.  He has been a resident of Yaddo, a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College, and a guest screenwriting lecturer at the Imaginary Academy in Croatia sponsored by the Soros Foundation, UCLA & Zagreb University. He has appeared as the primary guest on nationwide talk show Coast to Coast AM With George Noory, and has been a guest writer in the Washington Post,  New York Times and Time Out New York. Stanley was a senior editorial advisor to Boston University's Center for Millennial Studies' book on apocalypse movements The End That Does (Equinox Books, 2006). He also teaches screenwriting at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Tisch, and a BFA from Tisch in Film & Television Production.