By Katy Yocom, Spalding School of Writing Associate Director
Spalding University’s School of Creative and Professional Writing welcomes acclaimed television and film writer and producer Bruce Marshall Romans to the faculty. Romans, whose television writing and producing credits include Hell on Wheels and Marvel’s The Punisher, will deliver a lecture about writing for TV at the upcoming November residency before taking on full teaching duties with the Spring 2020 semester, when he will lead a writers’ room workshop at the May residency and mentor screenwriting students in independent study.
Romans writes and develops film and television projects in Los Angeles. His television credits include selling a variety of original drama pilots to networks including ABC, NBC, Fox, Lifetime, and FX. He has written and produced four seasons of Hell on Wheels on AMC, Steven Spielberg’s Falling Skies on TNT, Marco Polo and Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix, and Messiah, also for Netflix (to be released January 1, 2020). He is currently writing/co-executive producing a new drama, Deputy, for Fox, as well as developing and writing an original television pilot, also for Fox. His film credits include producing the independent film Blackbird and writing the independent film How You Look to Me.
A Louisville native, Romans is brother to Preakness Stakes-winning racehorse trainer Dale Romans and son of noted trainer Jerry Romans.
School of Writing Chair Kathleen Driskell says, “Bruce brings years of Hollywood experience to our programs, and we’re delighted he’s agreed to come on faculty to develop and teach a new workshop that will mirror an actual Hollywood writers’ room. Our Spalding School of Writing students will now have the opportunity to work together to pitch ideas, break, and write episodes for an existing TV pilot in an enriching one-of-a-kind instructional experience.”
Romans joins Larry Brenner, Gabriel Jason Dean, Helena Kriel, Charlie Schulman, and Sam Zalutsky on the screenwriting faculty of Spalding’s School of Creative and Professional Writing, which houses three low-residency graduate writing programs: the nationally recognized Master of Fine Arts in Writing, a 65-credit terminal degree focused on creative writing, as well as the new 35-credit Master of Arts in Writing and 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Writing, both of which offer creative and professional tracks. The School of Writing offers intellectual rigor, emotional support, affordability, flexibility, and community at the world’s first certified Compassionate University. The low-residency model helps students fit graduate school into their lives.
The School of Writing accepts applications year-round with an early placement deadline of February 1 for entry in the Spring 2020 semester, which begins with a 10-day residency on Spalding’s campus, May 22-31, or the Summer 2020 semester, which begins with a 10-day residency in Paris, dates TBA. To apply, visit spalding.edu/schoolofwriting.