Susan Lehman
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Ms. Lehman is a screenwriter, actor, and director who is currently assistant professor of TV/Film at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She has won the Austin Film Festival, the Set in Texas Screenplay Award, and the prestigious Horton Foote Excellence in Screenwriting Award. She is a recipient of a 2008 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Scriptwriting. Her work has also been recognized by the Moondance Film Festival, Cinephile, Best in the West, Writers Digest, and others. She is a member of Philadelphia Playwrights and the Dramatists Guild of America, and all of her work has been optioned for production.

In Los Angeles, Ms. Lehman worked as a story editor, she has ghost written horror films and proud of her material for the Gong Show. As a member of SAG, AFTRA and AEA, she has worked as an actress on stage, film, TV, and many television commercials. She started teaching acting in Los Angeles soon after completing her graduate studies. She has taught at California State University, Northridge, the University of Judaism, Pasadena Playhouse and several other theatres. She created her own student theatre company, Saturday Matinee Players, producing twenty-three productions in ten years, with all the box office proceeds being donated to charity. She was accredited by the California Bar Association to teach attorneys communication skills through acting. With a therapist, she created "Act Yourself" a workshop for self-development and expression that was presented at the National Association of Psycho-dramatists.

Since coming to the Philadelphia area, Ms. Lehman continues her own projects and works as a story editor to local screenwriters. She taught at West Chester University for over ten years, Walnut Street Theatre, and at several other local colleges and Theatres before joining DeSales University.

Ms. Lehman’s new book Directors: From Stage to Screen and Back Again will be released in December 2012

Ms. Lehman holds a BA in theatre and an MFA in acting, both from UCLA.

Keywords:  Directors, Directing, Stage, Film, Students, Screen, Writing, Acting, Television, TV

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