Dirk Blackman

Dirk Blackman

Screenwriting Instructor

Professional Experience:

  • Conan 2 – Writer
  • Outlander – Writer
  • 20,000 Leagues – Writer
  • Amazon – Writer
  • Iron Fist – Writer

Education & Background:

  • Master of Fine Arts – American Film institute
  • Bachelor of Arts – Columbia University

Dirk Blackman worked as an assistant at the William Morris Agency before co-producing the indie feature Friends and Enemies. As a solo writer, he has optioned multiple screenplays and co-wrote the sci-fi/monster/Viking action film Outlander for the Weinstein Company. In 2009, Dirk helped re-write and produce the third installment of the highly successful vampire/werewolf action franchise Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Additionally, he is the President of Echo Rock Entertainment.

Courses Taught:

  • Writing the Action Adventure Film (F353)
  • Writing the SciFi Film (F352)
  • Screenwriting 1 (F150)
  • Art of the Pitch (GH166)


  • Writers Guild of America (WGA)