Richard H. Amberg


Media, Journalism and Film

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Media, Journalism and Film
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MFA, Screenwriting, University of Southern California
  • BA, English, Harvard University 


  • Screenwriting
  • Writing for Television 
  • Writing Adaptations for Television and Film
  • Genre Writing for Film and Television 
  • Writing the Web Series
  • Advanced Screenwriting 
  • Script Rewriting and Marketing 
  • Selling Your Ideas: The Art of the Pitch

Professional experience

  • Writer of nine projects sold to film companies and TV networks
  • Vested member, Writers Guild of America

Research and professional interests

  • Comedy writing
  • Adaptations

Awards and honors

  • Summer Faculty Fellowship, Missouri State University, 2015 
  • Peer Mentoring Fellowship, College of Arts and Letters, Missouri State University, 2015
  • Best of Competition - Faculty Scriptwriting (Feature/TV Hour), Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts, 2014
  • Finalist - Screenplay Festival (Comedy), 2013 and 2014 
  • Finalist - Screenplay Festival (Drama), 2013

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