Scott Winfield Sublett

Scott Sublett

Professor, Department of Film & Theatre




Prof. Scott Winfield Sublett wrote and directed Bye-Bye Bin Laden, named “Best Feature” at the South Beach Animation Festival, and Generic Thriller, starring Academy Award-winner Shirley Jones. His musical Stealing Freedom was presented by Manhattan’s Amas Musical Theatre in 2017 and 2018.  His musical Die, Die, Diana played the New York International Fringe Festival. The stage version of Bye-Bye Bin Laden, produced by Custom-Made Theatre in San Francisco, was named “one the top five premieres of 2004” by The Bay Guardian. His book, Screenwriting for Neurotics, was published by University of Iowa Press in 2014, and subsequently published in Chinese translation. Prof. Sublett’s journalism has been published by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Blade, and United Press International.

He also has numerous film producing credits, including the feature All About Dad, named by Asia Pacific Arts (a publication of The USC US-China Institute) as one of 2009’s “ten best narrative features made by Asian American directors,” and the indie feature Glory Boy Days, which premiered at Slamdance in 2008. He co-authored The Mama Dragon Monologues:  Mormon Mothers of LGBTQ Kids Speak Out, which was presented in The Lounge at Dixon Place in 2019.

He holds an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA and a BS in radio/TV/film from Northwestern University, and is a professor of screenwriting, playwriting and film studies at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA, where he is currently at work on a book about the principles of comedy as they apply to dramatic writing. 

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