Julie Blumberg is in her fourth year of teaching at Ithaca College. She moved to Ithaca from Los Angeles where she worked as a screen and television writer most notably as a Staff Writer and Story Editor for J.J. Abrams first television series, Felicity, starring Kerri Russell, Scott Speedman and Scott Foley.
She received her Masters degree from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she won the University Film and Video Associations Carole Fielding Grant for thesis film scripts and The Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences directing internship. Her thesis film, Between Girls, won numerous awards at both domestic and international film festivals.
Before turning to film and television, Julie worked as a professional theater director and dramaturge both in New York City and Seattle. She has been dedicated to working with young writers since her first post-college position at The Dramatists Guild’s Young Playwrights Festival, an organization that nurtures the voices of emerging playwrights. She has worked in arts and education programs throughout her career, mostly developing plays with high school students in New York City and Seattle. She started teaching screen and television writing as an Adjunct Professor at Chapman University, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and with the Royal Film Commission in Amman, Jordan.
She is thrilled to be a full-time professor at Ithaca College where she teaches Developing Story Narratives, Screenwriting, Writing For Series TV and Advanced Writing For Series TV and investigates the rapidly changing nature of the Television Industry.