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educator , screenwriter

Venable Herndon, American Screenwriter, educator. Grantee New York Creative Artists Public Service Program, 1980-1981. Served to corporal United States Army, 1946-1948. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild American West.

Background

Herndon, Venable was born on October 19, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Hunter Venable and Isabelle Kearney (Flaig) Herndon.

Education

Diploma, Lawrenceville School, 1945. Bachelor, Princeton University, 1949. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1951.

Career

Copywriter, Gimbels, New York City, 1951-1953;copywriter, Bambergers, Newark, 1953-1956;copywriter, account executive, Hicks and Greist Advertising, New York City, 1956-1967;screenwriter with studios, United Artists, Paramount, Columbia, Los Angeles, New York City, 1967-1974;freelance screenwriter, New York City, since 1974;instructor dramatic writing program, New York University, New York City, since 1977. Consultant Films in Progress, Inc., Hoboken, New York, since 1984. Adjunct Professor dramatic writing Tisch school arts New York University, 1975-1988.

Assistant professor dramatic writing, 1989-1996. Associate professor dramatic writing, since 1996.

Membership

Served to corporal United States Army, 1946-1948. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild American West.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: playing piano.

Connections

Married Ursule Molinaro (divorced 1973). Married Sharon Anson, 1985.

father:
Hunter Venable Herndon

mother:
Isabelle Kearney (Flaig) Herndon

spouses:
Ursule Molinaro

Sharon Anson