Pat Cooper is Full Professor and served as Acting Chair of the Undergraduate Film Department at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. A former executive story editor and Director of Creative Affairs at Paramount Pictures, she also worked as a production executive at Warner Brothers. A professional screenwriter and playwright, she has written and directed a number of short films as well as a feature. She is a Eugene O'Neill Playwright. Ken Dancyger is past Chair of Undergraduate Film and Television at New York University and past president of the University Film and Video Association, he is currently a Professor of film and television with the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.Cooper, Patricia is the author of 'Writing the Short Film' with ISBN 9780240801650 and ISBN 0240801652.