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Adjunct/Lecturer Faculty

J. Mira Kopell




7412 Dwinelle Hall

Tuesdays, 12-1pm; Thursdays, 10-11am



Ms. Kopell teaches screenwriting and digital production at Berkeley. Kopell has written for HBO as well as Los Angeles and New York based producers. She worked as an editor/creative consultant for video artist Charles Atlas and for “Alive From Off Center” (PBS). Kopell is co-founder of Eureka Studios, a media and video production company. Her award-winning short film “One Small Step” has been screened internationally and her video, “Dancenoise: Behind the Scenes at the Whitney” screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art, summer 2015.


Kopell has been a script evaluator for the American Film Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Marin Council for the Arts.  She has previously taught at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, The New School and San Francisco State. She was a Sundance Screenwriter Lab finalist and is a member of the Writers Guild of America East. She received her MFA in Film Production, TSOA.


Select publications

“Writing Historical Fiction” Creative Screenwriting