Veerendra Prasad

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Veerendra Prasad

Lecturer II

Office Location(s): 6373 North Quad
Office Hours: Fall 2014: Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Phone: 734.615.0443
vkprasad@umich.edu

  • Fields of Study
    • Screenwriting
  • About

    A screenwriter and director based in Los Angeles and Michigan, Prasad teaches the craft at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program.

    As a story consultant, Prasad has lent his expertise to many companies including Working Title, BET, and Lion’s Gate providing development notes on projects as diverse as <i>The Punisher</i> and <i>State of Play</i>.

    In addition to his work as a filmmaker, instructor and consultant, Prasad has also served as a programmer for theIndian Film Festival of Los Angeles specializing in films from South India and the Indian Diaspora and as a Features Juror at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival.

    RECENT COURSES TAUGHT:

    SAC 308: Screenwriting for Non-Majors

    SAC 309: The Screenplay as Literature

    SAC 310: Screenwriting I

    SAC 410: Screenwriting II: The Rewrite

  • Education
    • MFA, Screenwriting, American Film Institute, 2000
    • B.S.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1997
  • WORKS-IN-PROGRESS
    • Director, CONSIDERATION (Post-Production): Law grad makes deal with older man to pay student loan debt.
    • Co-Screenwriter, HEAD ON STRAIGHT (In Development): Gay Indian man loses memory, parents convince him to have arranged marriage.
  • Selected Publications:
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  • Creative Works