David E. Atkins

Assistant Professor of Communications

BA, University of Vermont; MFA, Columbia University

Film Video and Interactive Media
Center for Comm.&Engineer LL  210

(203) 582-6552

FTM 245   Writing and Producing Media   -   Fall 2015
FTM 372   Script Writing   -   Fall 2015
FVI 345   Writing and Producing Media   -   Spring 2015
FVI 372   Script Writing   -   Spring 2015
FVI 495   Senior Project   -   Spring 2015


David Atkins is Assistant Professor of Communication at Quinnipiac University. He is a writer-director-producer for film and television. Four of his screenplays have been produced. These include "Arizona Dream" starring Johnny Depp and "Novocaine", starring Steve Martin and Helena Bonham Carter, a film that David also directed. He has written screenplays for Paramount, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, DreamWorks, MTV Films, MGM, and UGC, as well as scripts for directors Oliver Stone and Luc Besson. David was also a full time faculty member of the Graduate Film Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he worked with artistic director Spike Lee. He received his M.F.A. from Columbia University's Graduate Film Program where he has also taught film directing. He is currently featured in a new anthology, "Now Write!: Screenwriting Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers", published by Penguin Books.