Buzz McLaughlin

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Introduction I’m an active feature film producer and partner in the independent production company Either/Or Films (, which produced the award-winning features The Sensation of Sight ( starring Academy Award Best Actor nominee David Strathairn, and Only Daughter ( I’m also the Program Director of the low-residency MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen being offered by the New Hampshire Institute of Art ( I'm also a writer who has written many plays and screenplays, including Sister Calling My Name (winner of the National Play Award), and the author of the best-selling book The Playwright’s Process. I’ve spent over three decades as a dramaturg, teacher, and consultant working with hundreds of emerging and established writers in theatre and film. I hold a Ph.D in dramatic literature, taught scriptwriting as Playwright-In-Residence for many years at Drew University, founded the Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, a professional theatre currently in its 25th year dedicated to the development of new plays, and offer a script consulting service (