Scott Burkhardt is a writer/director/actor. He was a writer and actor on Smash (NBC) and has developed projects for CBS Studios and Universal TV. As an actor he has played lead roles in several feature films including Thank You, Good Night, Sway and 666. Scott’s thesis film, The Assastant, received the New Line Cinema Development Award and additional support and funding from the Milos Forman Foundation, The Caucus Foundation, and the Carole and Robert Daly Foundation. At the 2008 Columbia University Film Festival, The Assastant was a Faculty Selects film and won the 20th Century Fox/Farrelly Brothers Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Award and the Student Choice Award for Best Writing. The film was nominated for a Student Academy Award and was distributed by Cinetic Media. He is currently casting Slipstream, a feature film he wrote and will direct. Scott teaches screenwriting and television writing at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and New York University. He has an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts–Film Division.