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Timothy Cooper

Timothy Michael Cooper is a filmmaker, playwright, and comedy writer based in Brooklyn, New York.

He wrote and directed the digital sitcom "Concierge: The Series" (ConciergeTheSeries.com), starring Kate McKinnon and other comedians from "Saturday Night Live," "30 Rock," "Last Comic Standing," "Bridesmaids," the Onion, CollegeHumor, and Upright Citizens Brigade. The series was nominated for the first-ever Writers Guild Award for Original Short-Form New Media.

Timothy wrote the feature "Away From Here," starring Nick Stahl, Alicia Witt, and Ray Wise, now available on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, and On Demand. He also wrote and directed the digital sitcom pilot "We Are Criminal Masterminds," a top-five nationwide finalist in the Samsung Second Screen Storytellers Competition at the New York Television Festival.

After graduating from Yale with a degree in philosophy, he wrote plays while training at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC, where he created and directed the improvised shows "Sunny-Side Up," and "Farebeater: Improv in a Cab," both starring cast members from "Silicon Valley," "Conan," and more. 

As an adjunct faculty member at NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Department of Dramatic Writing, he most recently taught an MFA seminar on writing and directing an original comedy pilot. Through his company, Blueprint Screenwriting Group, he regularly teaches and consults with writers throughout the country in screenwriting, storytelling, and improv comedy, via tutoring, classes, and conferences. He's led workshops at Yale University, Teachers College of Columbia University, Lehman College, and the WGAE, among others.

And for the past four years, Timothy has written monologue jokes and sketches for Colin Quinn, Larry Wilmore, Michael Ian Black, and Lewis Black, for the 2014–2017 Writers Guild Awards.

Timothy is a proud member of the Writers Guild of America East, the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective Writers' Workshop, and the WGAE softball team, which actually exists. He's currently developing multiple pilots and features.

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