Director, TV + Film Arts Program
Campus Address: Bishop Hall 210
TFA 201: Introduction to Television and Film Arts
TFA 301: TV and Film Criticism
TFA 304: Writing For Television
ENG 305 and 402: Feature Screenplay Sequence
About Jeffrey Hirschberg
Jeffrey Hirschberg’s greatest accomplishment was winning the Brookside Elementary School Spelling Bee – obliterating his long-time rival, Leonard Pressberg.
Since then, he wrote, produced, and directed Maxed Out (2012) – an R-Rated comedy short (Official Selection: Friars Club Comedy Film Festival), and Why Can't They All Be Like Johnny Depp? (2013) -- a comedy short co-produced by Killer Films and Southampton Arts' 20/20/20 program. He is developing both projects as feature films.
In 2015, he wrote and directed a half-hour TV Pilot, Unfiltered.
His script Why Can't They All Be Like Johnny Depp? was a Winner of the WGA Screenplay Reading Series and his book, Reflections of the Shadow: Creating Memorable Heroes and Villains for Film and TV, was published by Michael Wiese Books. A member of the WGA, he has written for Showtime Networks, Lifetime Television, and ABC and has consulted with NBC, Warner Bros., and Viacom. He is also a proud member of the New York Friars Club.
Jeffrey is an associate professor, director, and founder of the Television and Film Arts program at SUNY Buffalo State. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School.
He lives with his wife, three boys, and dogs Al (after Alfred Hitchcock) and Stanley (after Stan Lee) in Upstate New York.