Scott Burkhardt

Lecturer in Cinema & Media Studies


Scott is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of the Arts where he received an MFA in Film. He was a Dean's Scholar at Columbia and received support for his work from New Line Cinema, the Milos Forman Foundation, The Caucus Foundation, and the Carole and Robert Daly Foundation. His thesis film, The Assastant, won multiple awards at the Columbia University Film Festival and went on to be nominated for a Student Academy Award. The film aired on PBS and Hulu for five years. His latest short film, Girls Are Strong Here, won the 2021 Grand Jury Prize @ the 2021 Independent Film Festival Boston. The script won a production grant from the Sun Valley Film Festival.


He has written for television (NBC’s Smash) and developed projects for NBC Universal, CBS Studios and Flower Films. He is currently working on various writing projects and will be directing his first feature film in 2022.



Writer's Guild of America, East (WGAE)

Screen Actor's Guild (SAG)