Raised outside Washington D.C. Nathan DeWitt holds his BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Virginia and an MFA in Writing for Screen and Television from the University of Southern California. He spent six years living and working in Los Angeles, writing for several web series and doing rewrite work on feature scripts and television pilots before coming to DePaul. At DePaul, Nathan has moderated panels at The Page One Writer's Conference, helped spearhead Pitch Day, a gathering of SCA students focused on collaboration, worked as part of The TV Project and the TV Incubator and written, directed and produced original scripted and documentary content for the web. He continues to write screenplays, teleplays, fiction and prose. His influences include Ernest Hemingway, The Wire, Quentin Tarantino, Phil Hartman, Steven Spielberg, Charlie Kaufman, David Fincher, Breaking Bad, Kurt Cobain, F. Scot Fitzgerald, Dallas, Donna Tartt, Bret Easton Ellis and Larry David.
Specific Research Area
Television/ Media Studies. Screenwriting, re-writing, scene writing. Writing the one-hour drama series. Writing the one-hour drama pilot. Script analysis.