Jeff Rush is an associate professor at Temple University's Department of Film & Media Arts. He has served as director of the MFA program and as Department Chair in Film & Media Arts. He received an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from the American Film Institute and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. In addition to teaching a number of courses on directing and writing for media, Jeff Rush has worked as a freelance screenwriter and has published numerous articles and books. With Ken Dancyger, he wrote what has become one of the major texts in the field of screenwriting: Alternative Scriptwriting: Writing Beyond the Rules.