Affiliate Faculty, MFA in Writing & Contemporary Media
Erik Hansen has extensive film industry experience, having sold six screenplays to major Hollywood studios, including the feature film “Heart & Souls,” starring Robert Downey, Jr., released by Universal Studios. He also co-wrote “The Dog Ate It,” which won a Student Academy Award for best narrative short, and has written numerous columns on Buddhism, three of which have been selected for “best-of” anthologies published by Shambhala Publications. He received his BA in English from UC Berkeley and MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans. He is an Assistant Professor of screenwriting at the University of New Orleans, where he received the university’s “Excellence in Teaching” award in 2016.
BA in English, UC Berkeley
MFA in Creative Writing, University of New Orleans
Student Academy Award for best narrative short
"Excellence in Teaching" award in 2016, University of New Orleans