Joe Conway

Instructor

Film & Media Studies

Education

  • MA, English/Creative Writing, University of Texas, Austin, 1989
  • BA, English, University of Texas, Austin, 1987

Biography

Joe Conway has been teaching intoductory and advanced courses in screenwriting and television writing at Emory University for the past five years.

Conway graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Masters Degree in English and Creative writing in 1989; and in addition to his work as an educator, he is s a professional screenwriter with over twenty-five years of experience and three produced films to his credit: Undertow – starring Josh Lucas, Kristin Stewart, Dermot Mulroney, and Jamie Bell – was released by MGM in the fall of 2004, and Roger Ebert named it one of the Top Ten Films of the year; Paradise, Texas, starring Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show, The Paper Chase) was released in late 2005; and After The Fall, starring Wes Bentley (American Beauty, The Hunger Games) and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The Patriot), had its world premiere in February at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and its North American premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The film won the 40th Anniversary Award at the 2014 Deuville Film Festival.

Recently Conway optioned a one-hour TV drama titled “Fallout,” about an FBI agent trying to solve a series of murders on a nuclear complex in the deep south to Herrick Entertainment.