Katherine O'Brien

Adjunct Faculty // Screenwriting
School of Cinematic Arts
Katherine O'Brien
  • Email: kobrie55@depaul.edu
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Bio and Research Information

Story editor turned screenwriter, filmmaker and creative consultant, Katherine O'Brien was named to the Young and Hungry List's Top 100 Screenwriters and her clients include nominees and winners of Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and festival accolades worldwide. She actively develops projects with some of Hollywood’s most respected companies, and internationally acclaimed filmmakers, for film, television, and the digital space. Katherine is the EP and co-creator of We Still Teach TV, an inaugural member of the Constellation Incubator, and the editor of ChiTown Screenwriting. Globally renown for her expertise in story development and innovative practices in writing, producing, and media strategy, Katherine continues to consult and cultivate projects at the intersection of storytelling and social justice, for studios, production companies and film schools all over the world. She is an adjunct faculty at DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago, on the faculty at The Second City Film School.

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Schedule for Spring 2023-2024

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