Lenny Ripps

Screenwriting & Humanities Instructor

Professional Experience:

  • Frankenweenie – Writer
  • Full House – Writer/Producer
  • Brandy & Mr. Whiskers – Writer
  • I’m With Her – Writer
  • The Lot – Writer
  • Love Boat: The Next Wave – Writer
  • The Good News – Writer
  • Me & The Boys – Supervising Producer/Writer
  • Bosom Buddies – Writer/Co-Producer
  • Rodney Dangerfield: It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me – Writer
  • Sparks – Executive Producer
  • The Royal Family – Co-executive Producer

Education & Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts – Boston University

Lenny Ripps has worked in comedy for numerous years, writing for such diverse talents as Joan Rivers and Tim Burton. His television credits include writing and producing for television series like Full House, Bosom Buddies, Fast Food Films, and Sparks. Lenny wrote the original screenplay for Frankenweenie which was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. Additional feature film credits including writing on Warner Bros. Studios’ Casper, The Flintstones, and Bugs Bunny.

Courses Taught:

  • TV Comedy Writing (F251)
  • Remakes & Sequels (GH285)
  • Auteurs Abroad: Four International Filmmakers (GH372)
  • Coming of Age on the Big Screen (GH290CA)
  • Outsider Films (GH290OF)
  • Political Films (GH290P)


  • Emmy Nomination – Van Dyke and Company


  • Writers Guild of America (WGA)