Nebraska Authors

Lew Hunter

AKA: Lewis

Uses Lew for all purposes.

Born 1935 Guide Rock, NE (USA)

Distinguished television screenwriter, producer and jack-of-all-trades, Hunter was program director for television shows such as 'Batman' and 'Bewitched'. He was a story executive for Walt Disney Studios and wrote six feature length scripts, the most notable was 'If Tomorrow Comes', a 1971 television movie starring Patti Duke. In 1974, Hunter returned to NBC and produced 'Quincy', 'Little House on the Prairie' and 'The Rockford Files'. He was guest speaker at 1998 Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Superior, NE
Los Angeles, CA

Author Of

  • Play/Screenplay
  • Other


Screen-writer; Television scripts


BA in Theatre/Acting, 1955, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1955
MA, 1956, Northwestern University, 1956
MA in Cinema, 1960, University of California, Los Angeles


Jack of all trades in television
Professor of screen writing at UCLA

Places Worked

KOLN Radio and Television
NBC Los Angeles
Walt Disney Studios


Hunter's movie 'Fallen Angel' received an Emmy nomination and won the Writer's Guild Award
In 1988 he became full professor of screenwriting at UCLA, a title that he holds alone in the world, and is now chair of the department.


John Steinbeck (Northwestern University)
Ray Bradbury


Screenwriting 434. 1994. (6th Edition)

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