Fatou Samba

Professional Lecturer // Screenwriting
School of Cinematic Arts
Fatou Samba

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Fatou Samba is an editor, director and writer who got her start working in reality television back in Norway where she’s from. There she field-directed and edited shows like the Norwegian version of Survivor, Cops and Paradise Hotel. Since transitioning into writing she has placed in several screenwriting competitions including WeScreenplay Diverse Voices and Austin Film Festival. Fatou earned a BA in Film & Video Directing from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA in Screenwriting at DePaul University. After working as a reader for The Blacklist and as a development assistant in Los Angeles, Fatou has now returned to DePaul where she teaches screenwriting at the School of Cinematic Arts.

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Schedule for Fall 2024-2025

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