- Instructor , MFA Program, Stage and Screen
- College of Arts and Sciences
Hal Ackerman has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television for the past twenty-four years and is currently co-area head of the screenwriting program. His book, "Write Screenplays That Sell…The Ackerman Way," is in its third printing. His play, "Testosterone: How Prostate Cancer Made A Man of Me", which won the William Saroyan Centennial Prize for drama and enjoyed a successful run in Los Angeles. His short fiction has appeared in "New Millennium Writings," "Southeast Review," "The Pinch," "Storyglossia," and "Passages." His short story, “Roof Garden” won the Warren Adler 2008 award for fiction and is published by Kindle. His essay “Alfalfa,” was included in the anthology, "I Wanna Be Sedated…30 Writers on Parenting Teenagers." He is also the author of two novels: "Stein, Stoned" and "Stein, Stung" (Tyrus Books).