Rebecca Semik

Adjunct Faculty

Biography

In November 2016 my first feature screenplay Baby Steps was a finalist in The Great Gay Screenplay Contest and received an enhanced staged reading directed by Julia Rufo as part of Pride Films & Plays Gay Film Weekend.  Additionally, Baby Steps won "Best Feature Screenplay" at Hill Country Film Festival and was a Semifinalist at Austin Revolution Film Festival in 2016.

With the success of its first festival submission at HCFF, I adapted my feature Baby Steps into a short script ("Time to Forget") assigned and optioned by Producer Tricia Jenkins and Director Greg Beck of Two Tree Productions, LLC. Currently, I'm working on LGBTQ-inclusive features in various stages of development, while also writing short scripts, including "Going Back" (finalists at 2017's HCFF and 2018's Phoenix Film Fest, Fleder-Rosenberg Short Script Contest, and Austin Revolution Film Fest) and "Two Fluid Ounces" (semifinalist at 2020's WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Lab and Future of Film is Female Fund).

I'm an alumna of Boston University's Screenwriting Master of Fine Arts program and Texas Christian University's Film, TV & Digital Media and English Departments.  At Boston University, I taught undergraduate film students how to write short scripts in a workshop environment, a vocation I love and dedicate a lot of my time and energy to. While at BU, I was fortunate enough to find the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Alpha, the National Professional Cinema Fraternity.  I was also a cohort member of the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Scholars Program where I investigated pedagogy and designed my own research project.​

I've been with SCC since October 2019 when I started script consulting on student capstone film and began teaching as an Adjunct Professor in Spring 2020. During the Summer 2020 term, I also facilitated the School of Film + Theater's inaugural Short Script Incubator program. I also teach FMT121: Story Theory in addition to facilitating the Short Script Incubator program.

Courses

Course # Class Section Semester Course Title Course Syllabus
FMT121 32723 Fall 2022 Story Theory for Film TV&Media
FMT121 25905 Spring 2023 Story Theory for Film TV&Media
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