Edward Pomerantz is a playwright, novelist and screenwriter who is a member of the writing faculty of Columbia University and SUNY-Purchase. His plays and screenplays have been read and performed in New York City at the New Federal Theatre, the Actors Studio, The Kitchen and the Westside Theatre. In 1996, Caught, for which he wrote the screenplay based on his original novel, Into It, was released by Sony Pictures Classics. His stage titles include Man Running, A Long Story, Brisburial, Shenanigans, Nothing Personal and I Hate When It Gets Dark So Early. His numerous awards include two Writers Guild awards, a CAPS grant, a Ford Foundation grant and three John Golden Awards. He is the creator of the Writers Guild of America East Foundation Screen_writing Workshop dedicated to seeking and nurturing writing talent in the Harlem community. He also serves as creative advisor at the Toscano Foundation Screenwriters Lab in Oaxaca, Mexico.