David   Carren

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 148
Phone: (956) 665-2634
Email: david.carren@utrgv.edu
Website: www.imdb.com/name/nm0140170/

Mr. David Carren

Career screenwriter/producer/director with over 200 credits, including Stargate and Star Trek. Has also written for the stage and is a published novelist.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Screenwriting, Feature film direction and production
    • film direction and production.
    • Playwriting, theatre production and direction
    • Television writing, direction and production
  • Education

    • BA, Journalism, The University of Texas - Austin.
    • MFA, Writing, Spalding University, 2005
  • Currently Teaching

    THTF 4315 01 - Scriptwriting Stage & Screen:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    THTF 3315 01 - Hist & Signif of Motion Pictur:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • David Carren. "Seymour, the Troll," Story in Literary Journal. San Antonio: Writing Texas 5, no. 5 (2018): 128-129.

  • David Carren. "The End of Infinity," Yes.. Texas: Writing Texas 34, no. 2016-2017 (2017): 2-3.

  • David Carren. "Description of Department of Theatre," Ediburg, Texas: College of Fine Arts, 1, no. 1 November 2017: 31.

  • David Carren. "The Clever Girl," Yes.. Texas: Writing Texas 3, no. 2015-2016 (2016): 2-3.

  • David Carren. "The Clever Girl," Part of Wring Texas Anthology. Austin, Teaxs: Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers; Lamar University 2015-2016, (September 2016).

  • David Carren. No Power on Earth. McAllen, Texas: Roswell Books, 2014.

  • David Carren. The Small World of Big Western.. 2013.

  • David Carren. Now Write! Screenwriting.. July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2013.

  • David Carren. Kubrick's Small World/Big Ideas.. March 2013.

  • David Carren. “My Hour With Alfred”. CINESOURCE, June 2012.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • David Carren. Option Extension, Sweetwater Pictures, $5,000.00 (August 20, 2018)

  • David Carren. Option Extension: 17 Mile Drive Original Screenplay, Stichting 2 D Cinema, $5,000.00 (October 1, 2017)

  • David Carren. Contract Extension, Sweetwater Pictures, $5,000.00 (June 15, 2017)

  • David Carren. Contract Extension, Sweetwater Pictures, $5,000.00 (November 29, 2016)

  • David Carren. Shopping Agreement, Producer Attachment, Aposse Project Management, ( )

  • David Carren. Shopping Agreement, Producer Attachment, Rebel Seed Films & Entertainment, ( )

  • David Carren. Option Extension, Quixote Entertainment, $4,000.00 ( )



Selected Presentations


  • David Carren. "Writing Workshop," Creativity and Madness, American Institute of Medical Education, Santa Fe, New Mexico (August 2018)

  • David Carren. "Publish Not Perish," 2018 University Film and Video Association Conference, University Film and Video Association, Las Cruces, New Mexico (July 2018)

  • David Carren. "Creating A New World in Every Screenplay," 2018 University Film and Video Association Conference, University Film and Video Association, Las Cruces, New Mexico (July 2018)

  • David Carren. "Panel Pedagogy," TACWT Conference, Texas Association of Creative Writers, San Antonio (2017)

  • Amy Becker-Chambles, David Carren, Carlton Nelson, "Comics and Characters ," Omnicon X, A-Kon, McAllen TX (August 2017)

  • David Carren. "Panel-Pedagogy," TACWT Conference, Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers, San Antonio (September 2016)

  • David Carren. "Creative Screenwrting Tools," University Film and Video Association Conference (UFVA), UFVA, Las Vegas (August 2016)

  • David Carren. "Freedom and Pirates," University Film and Video Association Conference (UFVA), UFVA, Las Vegas (August 2016)

  • David Carren. "The Clever Girl and Yellow Fever," Saturdays at the Museum, Weslaco Museum, Weslaco (February 2016)

  • David Carren. TACWT Conference, Texas Association of Creative Writers, Galveston Texas (2015)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Marilyn Carren "Deconstructing Myths of Blaming the Victim," (2016)

  • David Carren. "Hunter's Moon," UTRGV. Edinburg (2015)

  • David Carren. "Acted, wrote and directed adaptation of Franz Kafka’s short story, A Report to an Academy, for the stage," IMAS/UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2014)

  • David Carren. "Staged Reading, original play, Hunter’s Moon, Studio Theatre," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2014)

  • David Carren. "Persona Displayed in Stefan Falke's Presentation, La Frontera: Artists Alone the US Mexican Border at International Museum of Art & Science. ," La Frontera: Artists Alone the US Mexican Border at International Museum of Art & Science. (2014)

  • David Carren. "Actor, Staged Reading, original play, Calisto by Alex Ramirez, Studio Theatre," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2013)

  • David Carren. "Main Stage production of original play, Hollyweird," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2013)

  • David Carren. "Actor, Santa, Main Stage production of Golden Cowebs by Brian Warren & Marlene Galvan," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2012)

  • David Carren. "Director, Main Stage production of The Nerd by Larry Shue," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2011)

  • David Carren. "Staged Reading, original screenplay, Waiting for Sandoval, Studio Theatre," UTPA Theatre Program Edinburg, Texas (2011)

Current Courses

THTF 4315 01 - Scriptwriting Stage & Screen:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
THTF 3315 01 - Hist & Signif of Motion Pictur:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses