Bob Shayne

Bob Shayne
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Faculty
MFA, Spalding University;
Phone: 
970.943.2025
Departments: 
Communication Arts, Languages & Literature Department
Graduate Program in Creative Writing Department
Graduate Programs at Western
Academic Program: 
Graduate Program in Creative Writing: Low Residency MFA and MA; Certificate in Publishing
Screenwriting for Film and Television
Writing the Rockies Annual Conference

Bob Shayne has been an active and successful screenwriter for years, both in New York and Los Angeles. He’s sold 18 prime-time pilots and written 16 of them for the major TV networks in all genres, six of which were shot, two of which went to series, and  most of which he produced.  He’s worked on staff of both sitcoms and one-hour dramas; been a show-runner on sitcom, drama, MOW and pilots; written well over 100 episodes; written and produced TV movies;  written two four-hour miniseries, written features both live-action and animated, and adapted four novels into screenplays (not counting his own). He’s won or been nominated for awards including Best TV Movie of the Year from the Writers Guild of America, Edgar for Best TV Movie of the Year from the Mystery Writers of America, Edgar for Best TV Episode of the Year from the Mystery Writers of America, two Emmys from the TV Academy (for Best Talk Show and Best Documentary), and a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

Person Type: 
Faculty