SVA Film & Animation
FACULTY: Sherese Robinson





Screenwriter

Sherese Lee Robinson is a teacher who works with college students to help them write, direct, and produce scripted content for film, television, and the web series.

Sherese believes everyone deserves to be heard, and her listening is a form of activism. Her short films, If I Were A Bell and Clean Woman, currently screen on cable and public television in the US and the UK. Sherese is also a capital investor and founding partner in the social voice app Ense (rhymes with sense), created by the co-founder of Venmo.  Ense launched Sherese’s audio soap opera Sugar in the Fall of 2019. Preview a sample at: https://app.box.com/s/31ds078xtku5ynmt4mdmfj2ogzp380pv

You can also watch two short films written and directed by Sherese by clicking here. 3/4 of her crew were SVA students.

Sherese has also written for All My Children, Port Charles, and The Sesame Workshop, and currently teaches undergraduate screenwriting for the short film and the feature, film analysis, digital criticism, scripted episodic TV writing, literature & essay writing, and web series creation. Her students land writing jobs after taking her classes.

Sherese has given writing workshops and has been a panelist at the Inwood Film Festival, UConn Women’s Advance Conference, and Digital Media Connecticut (DMCT), and she is the academic advisor for the student-led film club at the University of Connecticut Stamford campus.

Sherese is also a hospital certified volunteer rape counselor since 1999.

Sherese holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in screenwriting from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film & Video from School of Visual Arts, and she is the mom of three boys, 16 months and 20 years apart in age.

 

 

 


Columbia University, MFA, Film

School of Visual Arts, BFA, Film and Video (Valedictorian)

ABC Daytime Breakdown Writer, Port Charles

ABC Daytime Script Writer, All My Children

Sesame Workshop Writer, Jumbled Tumbled Tales & Rhymes

ABC Daytime Writer Development Program

Paid fellowship in the unique serialized structure of scripted daytime television

Chesterfield Film Company Writer’s Film Project

Semi-finalist in prestigious screenwriting fellowship

Columbia University School of the Arts Film Fellowship

Graduate school scholarship

Philip Morris Film Grant

Recognition for outstanding achievement in academics and screenwriting

CFD-1140       FUNDAMENTALS OF NARRATIVE I

CFD-1145       FUNDAMENTALS OF NARRATIVE II

CFD-2128-D THE SHORT FILM

HWD-2379-A WRITiNG AND FILM

HCD-1020       WRITING LIT I

HCD-1025       WRITING LIT II

CFC-2443-A EPISODIC TV (Continuing Education)