Sheldon Woodbury

Adjunct Instructor, Open Arts

Fundamentals of Developing the Screenplay

B.F.A Williams College
M.F.A. New York University (Tisch, Dramatic Writing)

Sheldon Woodbury is an award-winning writer (screenplays, plays, books, and short stories) living in New York City, where he also teaches screenwriting at New York University. His books include "Cool Million" a how-to guide on high concept screenwriting. His screenplay "The Book of Magic" won first prize in the Maniafest horror screenwriting competition. His latest short stories are "Bones in a City Graveyard" in Bones 2 (James Ward Kirk Publishing), “Dirty Minds” in Serial Killers Quattuor (James Ward Kirk Publishing), "The Halloween House" in One Hellacious Halloween (Horror Novel Reviews), "Family Affair" in Clerics, Charlatans & Cultists (Gothic City Press), “Last Call” in Shots of Terror (Angelic Knight Press), “Payback is a Bitch” in We are Dust and Shadow (James Ward Kirk Fiction), “Between Heaven and Hell” in Demonic Possession (James Ward Kirk Fiction), “Holy War” in No Sight for the Saved (James Ward Kirk Fiction), and “A Beautiful Horror” in Hell II: Citizens (James Ward Kirk Fiction). His flash fiction stories have appeared many times on the website Hellnotes (JournalStone Publishing) and other stories on Popcorn Fiction (Mulholland Books) and Horror Novel Reviews. His article, “Heroes that Rock” appeared in Writer’s Digest Magazine. The World on Fire, his horror novel, was published in September 2014 by James Ward Kirk Fiction. His poetry has also appeared in many anthologies. His story, “A White Farewell with a Splash of Red” will be included in Once Bitten, a forthcoming anthology from KnightWatch Press.