Trey Ellis is a screenwriter, novelist, playwright, essayist and an Associate Professor of Screenwriting in the Graduate School of Film at Columbia University. He has written or rewritten dozens of scripts and teleplays for most every major studio including the Emmy nominated Tuskegee Airmen for HBO and Good Fences for Showtime which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival then was shortlisted for the PEN award for Best Teleplay of the year. He is the author of the novels, Platitudes, Home Repairs and the American Book Award Winning, Right Here, Right Now, as well as the memoir Bedtime Stories: Adventures in the Land of Single-Fatherhood. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, Playboy, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, GQ and Vanity Fair and he has contributed audio commentary to NPR’s All Things Considered. His first play, Fly, was performed at the Lincoln Center Institute and later this year at Washington, D.C.’s historic Ford’s Theater. He is also a frequent and longtime political blogger on the HuffingtonPost.