Stephen M. Leggitt


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, 2009, American Film Institute Conservatory
  • BS, Mass Media Studies, 2007, Missouri State University


  • MED 464 Genre Writing for Television and Film
  • MED 663 Writing Adaptations for Television and Film

Research and professional interests

  • Three-camera/ one-camera sitcom writing and development
  • Studio-based comedy features
  • Romantic comedy features
  • Current trends in American independent film

Awards and honors

  • 1st Place, Television Spec Script Competition, Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts, 2007
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Grant Recipient, American Film Institute, 2009
  • Screenwriting Award for "Everybody Good," American Film Institute, 2009