David C. Engelbach

David C. Engelbach

David C. Engelbach

B.F.A., fine arts, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1968

First year at SCAD:

"Motivating tomorrow's filmmakers and writers to create new, original and exciting material."


Writer/director, "America 3000"; creator, "Lottery!"; writer, "Death Wish II" and "Over The Top"

Awards, recognition and honors

The Southern California Motion Picture Council's Golden Star Halo Award, The Academy of Science Fiction and Horror Films' Golden Scroll Award for Outstanding Achievement for "America 3000"


Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, Alpha Psi Omega

Previous Positions

Motion picture writer/director, producer and writer; creator, ABC television series "LOTTERY!"; writer, "Goldie and the Bears" pilot script; writer, "Campus Heat" pilot script; writer and producer, "MacGyver"; creator, Universal Television, Tri-Star Television, Interscope and Dick Clark Productions, series concepts; director and writer, "AMERICA 3000"; additional work as a documentary and commercial producer, cameraman and editor

Courses Taught

  • FILM 106 Introduction to Screenwriting
  • FILM 310 Television Comedy Writing
  • FILM 315 Advanced Screenwriting
  • FILM 320 Directing the Narrative
  • FILM 431 Senior Project
  • DWRI 101 Introduction to Dramatic Writing
  • DWRI 495 Dramatic Writing Senior Project
  • MPRA 315 Advanced Playwriting