Lily AlexanderLily Alexander, Ph.D.

Dr. Lily Alexander is the author of the book on film and screenwriting, Fictional Worlds. She completed two doctoral programs at the University of Alberta, Canada in “Modern Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies: Emphasis on Film Narratology, Visual Semiotics, Theories of Culture” and “Anthropology: Emphasis on Communication, Storytelling and Performance.” A recipient of international academic fellowships and awards, she has been teaching screenwriting, film, literature, folklore, media, and communication for fifteen years, including the last ten years at New York University and City University of New York. She has been a Visiting Research Scholar at University of California, Los Angeles and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a visiting scholar at Columbia University, and an Adjunct Professor at the New School University in New York. She has lectured at universities across the United States, Canada, UK and Israel, and she has given presentations in France, Netherlands, Russia, Italy and Spain. Dr. Alexander’s diverse experiences have included traveling and studying narrative cultures in thirty countries on four continents; experimenting with directing; writing for the media; and conducting research in the fields of symbolic anthropology and international media. Her website is: storytellingonscreen.com.

Message from Lily Alexander, Ph.D.

Welcome! I look forward to exploring with you the power of storytelling on screen and the techniques of great masters, as well as reading your imaginative screenplays.