Jeff Rush

Emeritus Professor
120 Annenberg Hall 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6015
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Jeff Rush teaches screenwriting, adaptation, scene analysis and is the director of the BFA in
Screenwriting and Directing. He has written extensively on screenwriting, literature, serial long-
form television, television ethics, video games, narrative theory and the philosophy of
metaphor, and has published in major film, literature and video game journals including The
Quarterly Review of Film and Video; Wide Angle; The Journal of Film and Video; The Journal of
Screenwriting; Studies in American Jewish Literature; and Games and Culture. Along with Ken
Dancyger, he is the co-author of Alternative Scriptwriting (Taylor & Francis, 2013) which is now
in its fifth edition. A script doctor, he recently consulted on an eight-part mini-series for Mega
Television Network in Chile and has written a chapter on international script consulting
entitled, “Doctoring La Cacería, las niñas de Alto Hospicio:  Issues in Cross-Cultural Script
Consulting,” for the forthcoming Palgrave Handbook on International Script Development. He is
currently finishing a paper on post post-modern docudrama entitled, “Reconstructing the
Uncertain Past: Cracked Docudramas That Question Their Own Authority” and one on double-
voiced screenwriting called, “Contrapuntal Screenwriting: Embracing Paradox,” for the
Palgrave Handbook of Screenwriting Studies. He has received Temple’s 2007 Lindback Award
for excellence in teaching, has taught for the Media Committee of the European Union, the RAI
Italian television network and the Middlebury Script Lab.

Published “Five Scene Structure: A Writer’s Analysis of Wes Anderson’s Rushmore” in Script & Pitch Insights, which is sponsored by the Media Committee of the European Union.

Presented lectures on Scene and Structure in Alba, Italy.

Presented “Avatars Sharing Agency: Metaphor in Interactive Narrative Environments” at the Electronic Literature Organization Conference in Vancouver, Washington.

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